LBX purpose-built its Link-Belt 600 X4 material handler (MH) for material handling and demolition applications in the U.S. and Canada.
The unit features an electronically controlled 362-horsepower Isuzu engine that meets Tier 4-F requirements without the need for a diesel particulate filter.
The machine also has a two-piece attachment with hose burst check valves, and a straight boom and droop-nose arm. The hydraulics package features the company’s Spool Stroke Control (SSC) technology, which is designed for maximum control and productivity.
According to LBX, the hydraulics package delivers faster cycle times than the 600 X4 Material Handler’s predecessor due to a new proprietary control valve with a larger hydraulic passage area. The size of the arm, boom, and auxiliary spools were also increased to reduce pressure loss and distribute oil more smoothly.
Two electrically controlled Kawasaki pumps and one Kawasaki gear pump deliver hydraulic flow when and where needed for performance across all operating modes, the company says.
The X4 cab features a standard air suspension seat with ±5-degree tilt. Arm rests move proportionally with the console, which means that the distance and angle between joysticks and operator remains the same, no matter how the seat is adjusted. Hinged OPG Level 1 front guard, ISO guard rails, and mirrors are standard. Fixed OPG Level 2 front guard and FOPS Level 2 top guard are available for further protection.
The hydraulic cab riser gives the operator a higher view—19 feet 4 inches—at eye level height.
A 7-inch LCD color monitor allows the operator to navigate a full menu of user-friendly controls. The standard rear-view camera is accessible through the monitor, displaying a panoramic view of the worksite from the rear of the machine, with sight guidelines that can be turned on or off by the operator. Rear and side lights can also be added to the camera system. An under-cab camera option provides additional visibility and safety.
For even more visibility, the optional Wide Angle Visual Enhancement System can be added.
The system includes three closed-circuit high-resolution cameras that provide a seamless 270-degree viewing envelope without blind spots, the company says.
Other notable cab features include dual LED cab lights; a cup holder and storage areas for cell phones and other small items; joysticks with easy-to-hold grip and radio mute buttons; MP3 audio input; and Bluetooth ability for hands-free communication.
A RemoteCare GPS telematics system allows 24/7 remote monitoring and security. The system enables owners and operators to track daily fuel economy and machine performance information. Flashing diagnostic codes on the monitor quickly alert the operator to potential trouble and an e-mail alert is automatically sent. The system also provides machine location in real time. A lifetime subscription is included with purchase.
The 600 X4 MH is built with a heavy-duty high-wide undercarriage, oversized turn table, and large drive motors. Like other Link-Belt products, the bearing tub extends down through the top plate of the expandable carbody and is welded to the bottom and top plates of the carbody. The 29.5-inch 3-Bar steel grousers, carbody belly pan, double track guard, and sealed link chain are standard equipment.
Service points include sample ports for engine and hydraulic oil; all service ports are accessed via hand-turn knobs.
Operating weight* 126,216 lb.
Swing torque 111,000 lb.-ft.
Swing speed 9.1 rpm
Engine Isuzu AQ-6HUZXt
Max travel speed 3.3 mph
*Operating weight without tool.