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JCB expands X Series excavator range

JCB has expanded its X Series range of crawler excavators with the new 145XR – a second model with reduced tail swing

Building upon the success of the larger 245XR model, JCB’s 145XR reduced tail swing model combines minimal counterweight swing with a compact design. 

The 145XR has a 27 per cent shorter counterweight overhang than the conventional 140X, which JCB says makes it ideal for working within freeways or on confined urban sites. 

“The JCB 145XR delivers all of the performance that customers need in a compact design with an ultra-tight slewing radius,” JCB head of excavators Paul Swallow says. 

“It is perfect for working in tighter areas, delivering best-in-class performance and ultimate operator control.” 

Depending on specification, the crawler excavator weighs 15 to 18-tonnes and can be supplied with a monoboom or a two-piece triple articulating TAB configuration. The monoboom layout provides a maximum digging depth of 6,027mm with a 3m dipper, while the TAB boom has a maximum of 6,167mm. 

Powered by JCB’s Stage V Dieselmax engine, the 145XR boasts an engine output of 81kW (108hp). The engine features auto-stop and auto-idle functions, which JCB says reduces fuel consumption and emissions when idling.  

Engine working speed has been reduced to 1,700rpm, increasing fuel economy by 10 per cent and cutting overall noise levels, the company says. 

As with all X-Series models, the 145XR includes a full-sized JCB Command Plus ROPS cab, that is described as one of the largest cabs on the market. 

With 2.86 cubic metres of volume, the cab includes a heated air suspension seat and reduced inside noise level. 

A new 10-inch (25cm) touch screen monitor is also included as standard, along with climate control, keyless start, twin cameras and LED lights. 

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