New Equip­ment Test: The Case CX26c ex­ca­va­tor

The 2018 Na­tional Diesel Dirt & Turf Expo saw huge crowds of ma­chin­ery lovers pour through the gates over three scorch­ing days in the Western Syd­ney sub­urb of Pen­rith

Earthmovers & Excavators - - Contents -

The Auger Torque MT Range of trenchers is de­signed for Ex­ca­va­tors be­tween 2.5T-5T, Skid­steer Load­ers up to 80hp and also Mini Load­ers. Chains are avail­able in a num­ber of dif­fer­ent tooth con­fig­u­ra­tions for trench­ing in soft ground, mixed grounds and even per­mafrost. Pre­ci­sion depth con­trol skid en­ables the op­er­a­tor to set the de­sired trench depth.

The Kub­ota SVL75-2 is pow­ered by a 74hp Kub­ota en­gine, and has a 2814kg bucket break­out force and 2214kg lift­ing ca­pac­ity. The new high-flow model has in­creased hy­draulic flow for the abil­ity to op­er­ate a va­ri­ety of at­tach­ments that re­quire more hy­draulic horse­power.

JCB Hy­dradig 110W, an 11.2-tonne dig­ging, lift­ing, tool­car­ry­ing ma­chine that looks like a rub­ber-tyred ex­ca­va­tor but is so much more. It’s suited to a wide range of ap­pli­ca­tions, from gen­eral con­struc­tion to util­i­ties, high­ways a nd land­scap­ing. It runs an 81kW (109hp) JCB T4F EcoMax 444 diesel en­gine and comes with a 0.31-cu­bic-me­tre bucket.

This Queens­land made and de­signed ShawX Tilt Bucket can be used for pre­ci­sion work such as bat­ters and drains and fi­nal trim work. This style of bucket gives the op­er­a­tor full ra­dial con­trol of the cut­ting an­gle. This de­sign means it is pos­si­ble to con­tin­u­ously vary the cut­ting edge rel­a­tive to the in­cli­na­tion of the ma­chine.

The Ko­matsu PC138US-8 hy­draulic ex­ca­va­tor has an ul­tra­short tail swing for work in con­fined ar­eas. With a near-zero tail swing ra­dius, it’s built for road­ways, bridges, in ur­ban ar­eas, or any­where with lim­ited work space.

The Case SV185 Skid Steer Loader is a ver­ti­cal lift ma­chine, en­gi­neered for lift and carry jobs and can be used for ev­ery­thing from pow­er­ing hy­draulic at­tach­ments such as trenchers, buck­ets —or can be used to un­load heavy pal­lets.

Hyundai Robex 60CR-9 Mini Ex­ca­va­tor is built for get­ting in the tight places on jobs where there’s not much room to move. This model fea­tures a Yan­mar 4TNV98 en­gine and has and op­er­at­ing weight of 5,900kg.

This Cat 236D skid steer loader has a ra­dial lift de­sign and is built for ex­cep­tional mid-lift reach and dig­ging per­for­mance. It’s also no­table for its strong draw­bar power; it has a Cat C3.3B DIT turbo en­gine.

Porter Group of­fers the com­plete range of NC Site Dumpers which are suit­able for pretty much any earth­mov­ing task. This par­tic­u­lar SW9 model fea­tures power swivel, a JCB444T en­gine and has nine tonne load ca­pac­ity.

The 5SDK9 skid steer loader is all about good steer­ing and op­er­a­tor con­trol. An op­tional high-flow sys­tem op­er­ates most high­flow at­tach­ments re­quir­ing flows of up to 100 litres per minute and it comes with the op­tion of a four-in-one or a G.P. bucket.

The Digga Rock Bucket can be used for sift­ing de­bris and rocks, but they are also of­ten used for waste pro­cess­ing pur­poses. By us­ing this; ma­te­rial can be sifted to clean out un­wanted ma­te­rial and leave the good soil be­hind. This is the 1650mm model, made of 28mm, 1045-grade steel.

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