Posted January 15, 2020

Excavator delivers performance and productivity

The LBX Company offers the Link-Belt 210 X4 excavator with an electronically controlled 160 horsepower Isuzu engine that meets EPA Final Tier 4 requirements.

It meets those requirements without the need for a diesel particulate filter (DPF).

The mid-size 210 X4 is easy to transport and nimble enough to take on a variety of tasks, such as excavating foundations, placing pipe, stockpiling overburden, trenching, road building and truck loading.

 “The 210 X4 delivers up to 9 percent faster cycle times than its predecessor,” says Adam Woods, LBX product manager. “This performance increase is largely due to a new proprietary control valve with a 30 percent larger hydraulic passage area. But we didn't stop there. We increased the size of arm, boom and auxiliary spools to reduce pressure loss and distribute oil more smoothly. Two electrically controlled Kawasaki variable-displacement axial-piston pumps and one Kawasaki gear pump assure that hydraulic flow gets delivered precisely when and where it's needed. The end result is more smoothness, maneuverability and precision across all operating modes.”

Link-Belt 210 X4 excavator
The LBX Company offers the Link-Belt 210 X4 excavator with an electronically controlled 160 horsepower Isuzu engine that meets EPA Final Tier 4 requirements.

“All of these performance enhancements don't compromise fuel efficiency, either. The 210 X4 delivers up to 12 percent improved fuel economy than previous models,” Woods says. “A thrifty 2 to 3 percent DEF consumption rate, combined with a large DEF tank, means you can work long hours without having to worry about refilling DEF.”

The ROPS and FOPS-certified cab provides improved operator ergonomics and comfort. A large, automotive-grade high-back seat offers unprecedented lumbar support and tilts to a 155 degrees maximum reclining angle for a relaxed environment during breaks. Arm rests move proportionally with the console, which means that the distance and angle between joysticks and operator remains the same, no matter how the seat is adjusted.

A large, 7-inch LCD color monitor allows the operator to easily navigate a full menu of user-friendly controls to take full command of the excavator and attachments. The standard rear-view camera is accessible through the monitor, displaying a panoramic view of the worksite from the rear of the machine, with sight guidelines that can be turned on or off by the operator. Rear and side lights can also be added to the camera system.

For the ultimate in visibility, the Wide Angle Visual Enhancement System (WAVES) can be added. “WAVES is an exclusive, award-winning feature for Link-Belt X4 excavators,” Woods says. “The system is easy to use and includes three closed-circuit, high resolution cameras that provide a seamless 270-degree viewing envelope with no blind spots.”

Link-Belt Precision Grade system that uses Trimble technology enables operators of all skill levels to increase their productivity by up to 50 percent. Operators see bucket position relative to the desired grade as they work, helping them achieve greater productivity through more precise and accurate machine operations. Minimal grade staking and checking enhances job site safety and efficiency. Choose 2D Machine Guidance (MG) for consistent bucket grade and depth positioning on projects, or 2D Machine Control (MC) for semiautonomous operation, with the operator only controlling the arm. 

The 210 X4 features improved boss shaping on boom and arm pins to reduce stress; cast boom tips for improved reliability; and stronger cylinder mounts on booms and arms. Structural improvements on the lowers include an 8 percent thicker travel motor case; 14 percent thicker plating between side frame and travel motor case; 52 pecent wider idler hub; and a shape change on side frames for easier cleaning.