The CX350C improves fuel economy by as much as 10 percent, offers 5 percent faster cycle times and provides greater power and performance when compared to previous models. The excavator features Tier 4 Interim-certified cooled exhaust gas recirculation (CEGR) technology that burns cleaner while delivering superior horsepower. Featuring an operating weight of 80,000 lbs, the CX350C offers up to 6 percent more lift capacity, as well as advanced Case technologies that optimize power and efficiency, including Boom Economy Control, Auto Economy Control, Swing Relief Control and Spool Stroke Control. The Case Intelligent Hydraulic System technology also reduces total fuel consumption and improves performance.
The CX350C comes standard with Case ProCare, a suite of product assurances, including a three-year Advanced Case SiteWatch telematics subscription, a three-year/3,000-hour full-machine factory warranty and a three-year/3,000-hour planned maintenance contract on heavy machines built with SiteWatch telematics.
SiteWatch is a telematics, remote monitoring and data reporting solution that tracks machine maintenance, health and usage so customers can simply and easily manage their fleets and optimize machine performance and utilization throughout the work cycle. Regardless of fleet size or number of units purchased, ProCare offers all customers the highest level of support in the industry for increased uptime, lower operating expenses, and improved life cycle costs. For more information, visit casece.com.
With an operating weight ranging from 100,100 to 106,200 lbs, the Cat 349D2 hydraulic excavator is designed to take on the most severe applications. Three undercarriage options and various boom-and-stick combinations allow the new 349D2 to be tailored to its task, ensuring optimum performance and durability. The fuel-efficient, 403-hp C13 engine combines with a powerful, precise hydraulic system for high production in all applications, whether working with a bucket or any of the extensive range of Cat work tools.
Electronic controls govern the C13 mechanically actuated unit-fuel-injection system, which operates at high pressure to ensure complete combustion and optimum fuel economy. Owning and operating costs have been reduced by reverting to optimized Economy Mode each time the machine is started regardless of the previous mode, lowering fuel consumption by as much as 9 percent. The exclusive ADEM A4 electronic control module allows the engine to respond quickly to varying conditions with optimum performanceand economy.
Undercarriage options include the standard configuration with a track length of 16.6 ft and the long configuration (349D2 L) with a track length of 17.6 ft. For more information, visit cat.com.
The ZX470LC-5 combines power, performance, fuel efficiency, improved hydraulics and reliability into a versatile package. Loaded with numerous customer-driven features, it delivers superior efficiency, reliability and durability while keeping operating costs low.
Part of Hitachi’s popular Dash-5 line, the ZX470LC-5 combines horsepower with optimized hydraulics for bigger arm- and bucket-digging forces. The machines deliver superior productivity and durability, while keeping operating cost low. This allows operators to be more efficient and get more work done in less time.
• Fuel-efficient IT4 emission-certified Isuzu diesel engine delivers power without compromise in all conditions.
• Generous flow, arm force and swing torque help speed cycles and keep you on schedule.
• Low-effort joysticks, a highly efficient HVAC system and plenty of storage space will keep operators comfortable.
• Machine Information Center (MIC) captures vital machine performance and usage data.
• Ergonomically correct short-throw pilot levers provide smooth, precise fingertip control with less movement or effort.
For more information, visit HitachiConstruction.com.
Hyundai’s R330LC-9A excavator provides operators with enhanced features and benefits compared to prior models including a certified Tier 4 Interim engine upgrade, improved hydraulics, increased operator comfort and added durability. This model is ideal for mid- and large-size excavating projects, site preparation, pipeline installation and utility work.
The R330LC-9A boasts an operating weight of 72,750 lbs, a bucket breakout force of 51,700 lbf and a maximum dig depth of 24 ft, 2 in. It is equipped with a powerful, 263 hp, low emission, low noise, Cummins Interim Tier 4/Stage IIIB QSC engine.
Innovative hydraulic system technologies make the R330LC-9A fast, smooth and easy to control and a redesigned hydraulic system provides the operator with super fine touch and improved controllability.
Hyundai’s engineers made sure that the R330LC-9A’s cab includes many amenities that decrease stress and increase comfort. Some of these features and benefits include heated seats, additional space, enhanced climate control system, advanced audio system with USB player, AM/FM stereo, and MP3 capabilities. Operators can easily adjust the seat, console and armrest settings. Hyundai has integrated the seat with the console to reduce operator fatigue and adjustable air-suspension comes standard.
For more information, visit hceamericas.com.
John Deere G-Series Excavators
John Deere has upgraded three models on the successful G-Series excavator line. The 250G LC, 350G LC and 380G LC are equipped with a powerful Tier 4 final engine and meet the strictest emissions standards, providing customers with higher productivity, increased uptime and lower daily operating costs.
The 250G LC features a 188-hp certified Tier 4 Final John Deere PowerTech PVS 6.8 L engine. Both the 350G LC and 380G LC boast a rugged certified Tier 4 Final PowerTech PSS 9 L engine with horsepower at 271 hp (350G LC) and 271 hp (380G LC). The improved Tier 4 Final Technology enabled John Deere to maintain or reduce total fluid consumption, helping to lower daily operating costs.
Operators don’t have to worry about diesel particulate filter (DPF) cleaning as it still occurs automatically with no impact to machine operation. After extensive testing, John Deere’s DPF can go up to 15,000 hours before ash removal. All models feature excellent total fluid economy (diesel fuel and DEF). A grade reference ready option for the 350G LC is available from the factory, reducing installation time by half. For more information, visit JohnDeere.com.
Kobelco’s Tier 4 Final SK350LC model is now available in North America. The robust 82,200-lb hydraulic excavator is powered by a 270-hp. HINO engine allowing the machine to tackle a wide-range of heavy-duty applications with ease, while remaining highly fuel efficient.
Kobelco’s Tier 4 Final solution delivers as much as a 10 percent reduction in fuel consumption compared to a Tier 3 machine, and this model incorporates both Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) and self-cleaning Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) systems to provide the lowest possible operation costs.
In addition to power and fuel economy, the SK350 boasts impressive digging capabilities. With a digging force of 50,600 lbs, a digging depth of 24 ft, 10 in., a suggested 0.875- to 2.75-cu-yd bucket range and a swing speed of 10 rpm., this crawler excavator ensures quick cycle times to keep productivity levels on point regardless of the application. For more information, visit Kobelco-USA.com.
The new Komatsu America Corp. PC490LC-11 hydraulic excavator features a net rating of 359 hp powered by a Komatsu SAA6D125E-7 engine, which is EPA Tier 4 Final emissions certified. Komatsu’s Tier 4 Final engines are built on a solid foundation that started in 1996 with the introduction of Komatsu’s first Tier 1 engines. The resulting benefit is a Tier 4 Final excavator that leverages Komatsu’s leadership in technology and innovation and delivers an environmentally friendly engine that provides high levels of performance while reducing operating costs and improving fuel efficiency.
With an operating weight between 105,670 and 110,220 lbs, the PC490LC-11 maintains the powerful lifting performance capability and stability of the previous model, as well as improved fuel efficiency, an upgraded cab design, and enhanced serviceability to maximize productivity while lowering operating costs.
The PC490LC-11 is equipped with the latest KOMTRAX technology. Data such as fuel levels, Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) levels, operating hours, location, cautions and maintenance alerts are relayed to the web application for analysis. A new Operator Identification System reports key operating information for multiple operators and a new Auto Idle Shutdown function helps reduce idle time as well as operating costs. For more information, visit komatsuamerica.com.
The heavy-duty Volvo EC480E crawler excavator is an exceptionally productive machine that lowers operating costs through reduced fuel consumption and simple maintenance requirements. Powered by a proven Tier 4 Final/Stage IV-compliant Volvo D13 engine, the EC480E delivers high digging and breakout forces alongside reduced emissions and improved fuel efficiency.
The full electro-hydraulics are perfectly matched to the engine and are controlled by an advanced system which provides on-demand flow and reduces power losses within the circuit. The unique Volvo ECO mode contributes to the machine’s total improved efficiency — without any loss of performance in most operating conditions. As well as improving fuel efficiency, this increases controllability for more precise performance.
The integrated work mode system offers the operator a choice of work modes according to the task in hand — including I (Idle), F (Fine), G (General) and H (Heavy) — for optimum efficiency and machine performance. When the controls have been inactive for a pre-set amount of time, the excavator can be programmed to automatically reduce engine speed or even shut down to further reduce fuel consumption and noise. Operators can keep track of both current and average fuel consumption via a simple gauge in the cab. For more information, visit volvoce.com.