Excavator Navigates Varied Terrain

The new Gradall model XL 3300 Track Star hydraulic excavator is designed for versatility. The machine is capable of both high production work, such as heavy excavating and demolition, as well as fine grading, sloping and ditching, according to Michael Norman, marketing manager of excavator products for JLG/Gradall.

The XL 3300 Track Star can quickly switch between a wide range of attachments including a mower to clear away vegetation or various buckets to clean up landslides and maintain track-side slopes and grades. Because the boom telescopes into position, the XL 3300 requires only minimal headroom, allowing it to work under bridges, trees and signage as well as in tunnels. By tilting 220 degrees, rotating in either direction, the boom can properly handle grading and mowing on a variety of slopes that rise above or run below track level.

The large, adjustable seating module provides the operator with a clear view of all boom movements during the entire normal movement cycle. A clear-span window design and low machine profile increase visibility, providing a good view to the rear of the machine. A tilting/telescoping steering column is engineered for smooth, comfortable steering, while foot pedals determine travel speed and braking functions. Independent toggle switches control important features including two optional stabilizer arms, designed to further increase stability, and axle oscillation.

β€œIn just a few minutes, an operator can change the joystick control pattern to the one he prefers β€” either Gradall, SAE or Deere,” Norman says.

Verified by Michael Norman, marketing manager of excavator products for JLG/Gradall.
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Weight: 34,000 pounds
Horsepower: 148 @ 2,100 rpm
Digging depth: 20 feet, 2 inches

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