Gradall Puts Volvo Penta in Series V Excavators

February 10, 2015

Gradall will upgrade three crawler and three wheeled excavators with Tier 4-Final compliant Volvo Penta diesels. The company had previously announced it would be converting its XL models to the Volvo Penta powerplants.

The Series V lineup includes XL 3200 V, XL 4200 V and XL 5200 V crawlers, and the XL 3300 V, XL 4300 V, and XL 5300 V wheeled models. The company says fuel efficiency will be boosted by 5 percent with the 5- and 8-liter engines.

Along with the new engine, Series V excavators include an upgraded 24-volt electrical system. A new operator safety option provides rollover protection that meets safety test requirements and is integrated within the existing cab structure, without external support.