Posted November 27, 2018

Minimum-swing radius excavator

LBX Company now offers the Link-Belt 145 X4 minimum-swing radius (MSR) excavator in the United States.

It features an electronically-controlled 102 horsepower Isuzu engine that meets EPA Final Tier 4 requirements without the need for a diesel particulate filter (DPF).

Link-belt 145 X4 minimum swing excavator
The Link-Belt 145 X4 minimum tailswing excavator.

The 145 X4 is easy to transport and versatile enough to take on a variety of tasks, such as water and sewer pipeline construction, residential construction, highway and street construction, excavation work and loading trucks. A dozer blade can be added to tackle more work.

“The 145 X4 delivers up to 3 percent faster cycle times than its predecessor,” says Adam Woods, LBX product manager.

“It also features an increase of 1 percent lifting capacity. Two electrically-controlled Kawasaki 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 230° viewing envelope with no blind spots.”

Other notable new cab features include: dual halogen cab lights (with optional LED lighting); a cup holder and storage areas for cell phones and other small items; newly designed joysticks with easy-to-hold grip and radio mute buttons; new MP3 audio input, and Bluetooth-enabled for hands-free communication.

An easy-to-access standard pattern control changer makes every operator feel right at home. Servicing is a snap, with convenient, ground-level access to all routine service points, including sample ports for engine and hydraulic oil. All service ports are easily accessed via hand-turn knobs.

RemoteCARE GPS-enabled telematics system allows 24/7 remote monitoring and security. The system tracks and records routine and major service intervals, as well as machine health, providing more flexibility and control when determining when and where to service machines. It also lets owners and opeators to be more proactive if potential failure conditions arise; flashing diagnostic codes on the monitor quickly alert the operator to potential trouble and an e-mail alert is automatically sent. The system also provides machine location in real time for better job supervision and remote security monitoring. A 6-year subscription is included at no extra charge.

All X4 machines are backed by a 1-year/1,800 hour full machine warranty, 2-year/3,000 hour engine warranty (2,000 hrs. engine electrical parts), 3-year/5,000 hour powertrain warranty, 3-year/10,000 hour XtraStructure warranty (exclusions apply: scrap, demolition, material handling, severe or extreme duty applications, non-Link-Belt attachments), 5-year/3,000 hour EPA emissions warranty and participation in the LBX Fluids Analysis program for the duration of the powertrain warranty. Extended warranty coverage packages are also available.