LBX Company has announced that the new Link-Belt 210 X3 Series Excavator is now available in North America in Standard and Long-Front models. The 210 X3 features an all new ROPS cab with new interior, new Interim Tier 4a engine technology with 10-percent better fuel efficiency, 7-percent more lift capacity, 3-percent faster cycle times and improved serviceability.
Additionally, the 210 X3 can be equipped with an optional auxiliary hydraulic system which allows the operator to change both pressure and flow settings from inside the cab without having to lift a wrench.
The 210 X3 is equipped with an advanced, electronically-controlled Isuzu diesel engine to deliver unparalleled performance and power to respond to peak demands of heavy digging and lifting applications. This advanced engine is EPA certified to Interim Tier 4a standards utilizing cooled exhaust gas recirculation (CEGR) and diesel particulate filter technology (DPF). A new variable-geometry turbocharger provides high velocity air flow at lower rpm’s for clean, efficient combustion and power even when performing precision tasks at slower speeds.
The 210 X3 features an all new Fuel Management System to squeeze every ounce of power from every drop of fuel.
This intelligent new fuel efficiency system controls consumption by lowering engine rpm during non-critical functions. With a high-pressure common-rail fuel injection system, there’s no wasted fuel with precision, electronically-controlled metering. In combination with additional engine controls such as Auto-Idle, the advanced Fuel Management System reduces fuel consumption by up to 10-percent to lower overall owning & operating costs like never before.
The X3 Series cab is 5-percent larger and more expansive with enhanced visibility to the right without blocking the view to the travel motors. With a large, 7-inch LED color monitor to interface with the machine, an operator can easily navigate a full menu of user-friendly functionality to take full command of the 210. An operator will also feel safer in the ROPS-certified cab, especially with the standard rear-view camera which displays a panoramic view of the worksite from the rear of the machine: optional side-view cameras are also available.
Other notable new cab features include: a Fuel Consumption Gauge on the monitor to assist in determining operating characteristics; newly designed joysticks with single-swipe wiper function and radio mute buttons; new MP3 audio input, improved air-flow of Climate Control A/C and heat; repositioned fuse box for easy access. With 20 programmable languages, display messages can be read by virtually anyone. And, all Link-Belt excavators are equipped with a standard control pattern changer so every operator can feel right at home in an X3.
Refinements to the X3 Series hydraulic system have resulted in gains in lift capacity and up to 3-percent faster cycle times. Many of the innovative hydraulic features of generation’s past have been carried through to the new X3, including the smooth functionality of the open-center design.
To maximize uptime, the 210 X3 features an on-board diagnostic system with flashing diagnostic codes on the monitor to quickly alert the operator to potential trouble. New, programmable, service interval reminders for 13 different service items can be tracked through the monitor to make planning maintenance easier. A new easy access cab filter on the left hand side of the cab provides ground level access while helping maintain cab pressure to keep the interior clean. Combined with the remote mounted filters and ground-level access carried over from the X2 Series, this new generation Link-Belt Excavator Series will be the easiest to service ever.
Dredging Today Staff, April 20, 2012; Images: lbxco