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These compact excavators help you accomplish a variety of jobs.

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May 2, 2016

Cat 304.5E2 XTC

The pitch: The Cat 304.5E2 XTC mini-hydraulic excavator is the first model in the Xtra Tool Carrier lineup.

  • Built on the E2 platform, the 304.5E2 XTC has a skid-steer coupler interface.
  • The manual coupler allows for use of compact loader tools including, general purpose bucket, trenchers, rakes and more.
  • The coupler operation is controlled through a flick of the XTC switch on the right hand console in the operator station, then the standard right-hand joystick becomes your loader.

For more information: Cat.com

JCB 85Z-1

The pitch: JCB’s 85Z-1 compact excavator features a revised H-design undercarriage, steel body panels and a JCB by Kohler engine.

  • The engine uses 10 percent less fuel than the previous models.
  • The engine also conforms to Tier 4 Final emissions standards without requiring a diesel particulate filter.
  • It is also available with a roto/tilt function installed and ready for use with a number of rotating and tilting bucket mount systems.

For more information: Jcbna.com

Takeuchi TB210R

The pitch: A key feature of the Takeuchi TB210R is the minimal tail swing design.

  • It also features a retractable undercarriage, a backfill blade that can go from 40.2 inches wide down to 29.5 inches wide.
  • Upgrades to the TB210R include pilot operated joystick controls with ISO/SAE control pattern change valve, selector valve, and pilot accumulator.
  • A new Kubota D722-E4B three-cylinder engine powers the TB210R and delivers nearly 22 percent more horsepower than its predecessor the TB108.

For more information: Takeuchi-us.com

Terex TC85

The pitch: The new Terex TC85 compact crawler excavator features a short radius tail-swing and a Knickmatic boom offset that allows operators to dig alongside the machine’s own tracks.

  • Weighing 18,080 pounds it features a dig depth of 14 feet, 10 inches, a bucket digging force of 11,960 pound-force and a reach of 25 feet, 4 inches.
  • Three track options are available for this machine: rubber (standard), steel and steel with rubber pads.
  • It comes equipped with Terex Smart Control, an intelligent operating system that makes it easier to adjust the machine to suit particular applications and operators.

For more information: Terex.com