LBX launches new shortened tail swing excavator ideal for road construction, residential excavation, and more
LBX Company has launched the Link-Belt 355 X4S excavator for North America. This machine is the first model of the upcoming X4S Series, which builds on the X4 Series, adding functionality and new features. It's also the largest minimum swing radius excavator in the Link-Belt product lineup, weighing approximately 78,709 lbs.
"Through customer and dealer feedback, the 355 X4S has incorporated features and performance that have come to be expected from the Link-Belt brand," said Adam Woods, LBX manager of innovation and technology integration. "The 355 X4S offers the power of a large machine at a lower weight, and the fuel efficiency and high productivity provide operators with lower daily operating costs."
A shortened tail swing with ideal balance and power gives the 355 X4S the versatility to meet the growing needs of contractors. It is ideal for road construction and maintenance, residential or commercial excavation, site prep, pipeline construction, sewer, utilities work, and demolition projects. There is a long list of available buckets, thumbs, and coupler options available to order with the machine.
The 355 X4S is powered by a 6-cylinder Isuzu Final Tier 4 engine that produces 205 hp without the need for a DPF to maintain. There are now 4 work modes, all with varying levels of selectable rpm settings giving the operator greater flexibility and more options to fine-tune the level of work they are trying to complete. The new Eco mode offers a solution to those who hold fuel economy as the top priority, and the new Lifting mode ensures power boost is always on during those lower rpm crane tasks. An optional reversible fan is available to help clean out the radiator and keep the engine running cool and free of debris.
The 355 X4S is equipped with a full-size cab that offers more operator room and comfort when compared to a traditional MSR machine. It's ROPS and FOPS Level 1 certified from the factory and has mounting bosses already installed to add factory guarding packages. The overall cab layout has been improved by adding on-screen climate controls with better airflow, onboard Bluetooth, dual cup holders, a smartphone storage tray, and a straight travel pedal.
Topping off the cab experience is a new 10" LCD monitor that gives the operator greater visibility of machine functions and safety features. The monitor has the ability to display three camera images, if equipped, at the same time while still monitoring machine information and notifications. The 355 X4S comes standard with two high-resolution cameras, one at the rear of the machine and one on the right side of the machine. The optional WAVES camera system adds a third camera and gives the operator a 270-degree view around the machine. Operators can customize joystick button assignments and the monitor buttons themselves to activate frequently used functions and screens instead of relying on the factory defaults alone.
Customization has also made its way to some new hydraulic functions on the machine. When setting up work tools, individual names can be created and stored in the monitor, making it quicker to choose the correct settings for the installed tool. Operators can also prioritize and distribute hydraulic flow to arm-in, boom-up, or swing functions, depending on the immediate need of the job.
This machine is also fully backed by a 5-year /5,000-hour full machine warranty and a 5-year / 10,000- hour structural warranty. Serviceability remains a strong selling feature and focal point with ground-level access to all regular maintenance items and easy-to-use oil sample valves. The 355 X4S will come standard with a new dual-band modem to improve RemoteCARE communication and functionality with greater range and real-time data capabilities. RemoteCARE is a beneficial equipment analytics tool that provides 24/7 remote monitoring, machine health, and security features.