Gradall intros XL 4100 V excavator; replaces Mercedes engine with Volvo

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Updated Nov 4, 2017
Gradall’s newest version of the XL 4100 still can travel up to 60 mph.Gradall’s newest version of the XL 4100 still can travel up to 60 mph.

Gradall has designed its newest version of the XL 4100 hydraulic excavator to be more fuel efficient, while still achieving speeds of up to 60 mph on the road.

The XL 4100 V excavator is powered by a 153-horsepower, Tier 4 Final Volvo Penta diesel engine, which achieves a 5 percent improvement in fuel efficiency over the IV model, the company says. The previous model, which came out in 2014, operated on a 245-horsepower Tier 4i Mercedes engine.

As with both new and predecessor XL 4100s, the same engine also powers the boom. The boom on the new model has a max at-grade reach of 30 feet, 3 inches; max dig depth of 20 feet, 3 inches; and max loading height of 17 feet, 2 inches.

The company designed the excavator so it doesn’t have to be trailered for getting to and from the jobsite. It also comes standard with Gradall AutoDrive, a push-button automatic transmission to make road travel easier.

The excavator can travel up to 5 mph on the jobsite with the operator in the upper-structure cab.

The company says it increased cost-efficiency with the design of the new XL 4100’s hydraulic system, which has pressure-compensated, load-sensing valves with reliefs on all circuits. The system automatically adjusts the power to the boom to match the job, whether it’s conventional excavation work or using attachments for tree trimming and other functions.

The machine boasts a rated bucket force of 24,900 pounds. Telescopic boom crowd force is 21,940 pounds. The company says the telescopic boom forces remain constant throughout the dig cycle.

Gradall also upgraded the 24-volt electrical system and enhanced the cab with rollover protection. The company says it extended the intervals for routine service and put most of the service points at ground level. It also says 70 percent of the parts on its Series V machines are common to all other members of the Series V lineup.