LBX Introduces three new ‘Heavy Duty’ excavators
By Jenny LescohierJanuary 05, 2022
LBX has added three ‘Heavy-Duty’ models to its X4 Series of excavators.
The three new models - 210 X4 HD, 250 X4 HD, and 300 X4 HD - are built for tough applications like demolition, land clearing, heavy-duty excavating and pipeline work.
Bringing the LBX X4 Series to a total of 14 models, the 160-hp 210 X4 HD weighs in at 56,900 lbs, while the 177-hp 250 X4 HD has an operating weight of 68,400 lbs and the 207-hp 300 X4 HD weighs 73,200 lbs.
“LBX is excited to introduce another purpose-built product line from the factory to offer alongside our Forestry equipment and Material Handlers,” said Chris Wise, market development manager at LBX. “These hevy-duty machines give our dealers and customers the ability to buy a machine that has been designed and engineered specifically for tougher applications.
“The lower is impressive with its aggressive stance and is built using upsized components, full track guards and stronger carrier rollers to protect against all the rock and debris it tracks over,” Wise said.
All Heavy Duty models are factory equipped with a high-wide and heavy-duty undercarriage with larger components for added durability, strength and performance. Compared to our standard excavators, these models have an 11-17% wider stance and 40-50% higher ground clearance, giving them excellent stability and increased lift capacities to handle the rugged work they were designed for.
Traveling performance has also been improved with up to a 30% increase in drawbar pull, the company reported. All three models come standard with double bar grousers for added traction across rough terrain.
In addition, the HD attachments feature a high lift bracket for a greater working range and increased lift capacities.
Built off LBX’s industry-leading X4 platform, the company said these models offer some of the lowest operating costs in the industry today. All are powered by Isuzu Final Tier 4 engines that deliver low fuel/DEF consumption without the use of a diesel particulate filter (DPF) to maintain.
The X4 cab includes a high-resolution 7-in LCD monitor and excellent visibility through the standard rearview camera. A high-back air-suspension seat with heat and tilt functionality, onboard Bluetooth, Free Swing, and straight travel pedal are all factory equipped. In addition, all models come standard with combination hydraulics and proportional joysticks for added tool versatility and performance.