New Gradall XL 3200 III crawler excavator

  • 05-Aug-2009 04:04 EDT

For grading and finishing work, the high-pressure hydraulics system in Gradall's new XL 3200 III crawler excavator adjusts automatically for fuel savings and the elimination of an operating mode selection.

A part of the new Series 3 collection of excavators introduced by Gradall Industries, the XL 3200 III has boom forces and cycle times comparable to conventional excavators, but the low profile of the boom design allows it to work under bridges, trees and other obstructions where a knuckle boom simply will not fit.

The XL 3200 III has a mass of 39,616 lb (17,970 kg), a rated boom force of 22,075 lb (98.2 kN), and a bucket breakout force of 19,300 lb (86 kN), enabling it to handle high production excavation, truck loading, and demolition.

For grading and finishing work, the high-pressure hydraulics system adjusts automatically for fuel savings and the elimination of an operating mode selection. Unlike boom-end tilting attachments, there’s no loss in boom forces with the full tilting Gradall boom, which can position attachments accurately to maximize productivity.

Joysticks are built into the seating module, where the operator controls the 220° boom tilt and telescoping action to 27.4 ft (8.4 m) at ground line or to a dig depth of 19.2 ft (5.8 m). Using a new in-cab switch, the operator can quickly select the Gradall, Deere, or SAE joystick pattern, which can shorten the learning curve for new operators. Standard in the cab are air-conditioning and a removable overhead skylight and removable front window.

A new counterweight design shortens the rear swing of the XL 3200 III, allowing it to work on road demolition and grading with only minimal traffic obstruction. Available attachments, which are common to all Series 3 models, include trenching, excavating, ditching, pavement removal, and dredging buckets and a collection of grading blades, rippers, boom extensions, air or hydraulic hammers, augers, grapples, and more.

Powered by a new Detroit Diesel OM 904 172-hp (128-kW) @ 2200 rpm engine, the XL 3200 III has extended service intervals and shares most service parts with other Series 3 models, reducing inventory requirements. By design, most service points can be reached at ground level.

Its length with bucket is 24.5 ft (7.5 m) and its track length is 11.75 ft (3.6 m).

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