New Holland expands compact excavator line with E55BX
Tina Grady Barbaccia | March 27, 2011
New Holland Construction has expanded its compact excavator product line into a new class size with the introduction of its E55Bx compact excavator on March 23 in Las Vegas at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011.
Featuring a large boom and arm for a wider operating range, the New Holland E55Bx delivers 11,240 pound-feet of bucket digging force.
Rated at 39 net horsepower, with an operating weight of 12,295 pounds and a dig depth of 12 feet 10 inches, the E55Bx has the size and power for tackling various applications, including landscaping, demolition or commercial construction applications. With a cab height of 8 feet 4 inches, the compact excavator is easy to transport between jobsites.
The E55Bx includes the same design features found on larger New Holland excavators. The boom, arm and swing bracket on the new compact excavator feature large cross-section segments for greater attachment strength. The lower structure extends to the sprockets, which reinforces the tracks and undercarriage at the optimal points. To match ground conditions, both rubber and steel tracks are available for the E55Bx excavator.
The radiator features a new intake method that helps prevent clogging and makes cleaning simple and easy. In the event of an unexpected engine shutdown, a “no tools” fuel-tank drain valve and accumulator allows attachments to be safely lowered using in-cab controls. An easy-access electrical compartment beneath the seat can also be checked outside the cab at ground level.
The E55Bx includes a standard dozer blade — featuring an increased 38-degree approach angle — for finish grading. For increased backfill and grading ability, an optional four-way dozer blade is also available. A variety of attachments are also available, including buckets, hammers and augers. The 19.8-gallon fuel tank extends operation time between refueling, keeping the New Holland E55Bx on the job longer.
The large ROPS/FOPS cab features a larger front window and wider rear window. Air conditioning is standard.
In addition to the E55Bx, the New Holland compact excavator product line includes the E18B, E27B, E35B and E50B. New Holland also offers a full range of mid- and full-sized excavators.
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