The 220X crawler excavator is the first in the X-series range, and has an operating weight of 51,723 pounds. The JCB EcoMax Tier 4-F engine delivers 173 horsepower with maximum torque of 1,500 rpm. Maximum digging depth is 20 feet with bucket breakout force of 33.721 lb.-ft. Maximum dumping height is 21 feet.
The upper structure of the JCB 220X is 8 feet 10 inches wide—8 inches broader than previous models—allowing the main boom to be mounted in the center of the machine. In addition to reducing stress on the slew bearing, this design facilitates greater accuracy when trenching and enables the use of larger buckets without impacting the tracks.
The upper structure is 8 inches broader than the previous model. At 8 feet 10 inches wide, it allows the main boom to be mounted in the center of the machine, a design the company says reduces stress on the slew bearing and facilitates greater accuracy when trenching and enables the use of larger buckets without affecting the undercarriage tracks.
Graphite-impregnated bronze bushing allow greasing intervals on the boom and stick to extend to 250 hours. Engine air filter and main hydraulic filter intervals are extended to 2,000 hours. Larger doors provide easy access to all service points, and greasing points are grouped together for faster regular maintenance.
Kawasaki hydraulic pumps and Kayaba valves feature larger spools and the latest generation valve block for reduced hydraulic losses. One-inch diameter hydraulic hoses provide flow without increasing oil speed, for reduced wear and increased hose life.
The 220X cab has been redesigned and is 15 percent larger than earlier models. New cab mounts improve isolation and contribute to the 68dB(A) interior noise rating. Servo levers are mounted from the seat frame and move with the operator. An all-new command pod to the operator’s right-hand side houses ergonomically designed switches and controls. A 7-inch tilt-adjustable monitor provides intuitive menus and functionality and is accessed through an automotive-style rotary controller.