Reduced/Zero Tail Swing Excavators: Equipment Spotlight

Reduced swing tail excavators from John Deere, Hitachi, Volvo, Case, Bobcat,
Doosan Infracore Construction America and New Holland Construction.

John Deere Construction & Forestry
The 97-hp, IT4 John Deere 135G delivers impressive arm force, dig force and lift capacity. The reduced tail swing design allows the 135G to work closer to objects on congested job sites, plus it is easy to transport to the next job. Industry exclusive, double-seal swing bearing and three welded boom bulkheads deliver rock solid durability. In addition, a highly efficient, heavy-duty cooling system keeps things cool, even in touch environments or high altitudes. 800.503.3373,


Hitachi’s ZX245USLC-5 delivers performance, versatility and durability in easy-to-maneuver package. The ZX245USLC-5, one of Hitachi’s newest excavators, combines power, performance, fuel efficiency, improved hydraulics and reliability into a versatile package. The largest of Hitachi’s reduced tail swing excavators, the ZX245USLC-5 was designed with numerous customer-driven enhancements. Its easy-to-transport package makes it easy to work on a variety of job sites and around barriers. Key features include a fuel efficient, Isuzu Interim Tier-4 certified engine, improved hydraulics system, and a roomier, comfortable cab. 800.675.8459,


The Volvo ECR235D short swing radius excavator is designed for maneuvering in and out of confined areas — with digging performance, balance and stability that equal many traditional format excavators. The ECR145D engine meets the latest Tier 4 Interim (Tier 4i) emissions regulations, and offers superior performance and reduced fuel consumption. Improved hydraulics and pump flow help provide faster cycle times and better digging performance. 825.650.2000,


The CX B Series excavators provide superior lift capacity and digging force. The CX17B, CX27B, CX31B and CX36B offer zero tail swing and a center swing boom for maximum productivity. Additionally, Case offers the CX55B, which is a minimum tail-swing model. All models feature heavy-duty travel motors that provide excellent speed and traction, and heavy plate undercarriage guards that prevent damage to the hydraulic motor piping. 866-54CASE6,


The Bobcat E45 zero tail swing compact excavator is part of the Bobcat M-Series excavator line in the 4- to 5-ton weight class. It is powered by a 41.8-hp liquid-cooled diesel engine and features an X-frame undercarriage that provides improved ground clearance and sheds debris for reduced cleanup time. It is available with a long arm option that maximizes dig depth, reach and dump height clearance. 866.823.7898,

Doosan Infracore Construction America

The tail swing radius on the 14-ton DX140LCR-3 is just 4 feet 10 inches, which allows it to work on congested jobsites such as streets, highways and rail lines without blocking traffic in adjacent lanes or tracks. Reduced tail-swing also minimizes the potential for damage when working close to buildings or walls. At the same time, the 12 foot, 4 inch track length on the DX140LCR-3 provides exceptional stability for digging and lifting operations. An optional dozer blade increases the machine’s outstanding lifting capacity even further.

New Holland Construction
A Smart Hydraulic System on the E18B zero tail swing, compact excavator provides three pumps that ensure maximum power and smoothness for simultaneous lifting, swinging and travel operations. Key features include a 58.1 cubic-inch Mitsubishi diesel engine; a 3-Post Canopy ROPS/FOPS; and a foldable dozer blade that matches width of undercarriage in extended or retraced positions. 888.365.6423,

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