XL 3100 IV highway-speed excavators from Gradall have AutoDrive with a six-speed automatic transmission that allows operators to get to the job site and back to the equipment yard at highway speeds up to 60 mph. From the upper cab, the AutoDrive system lets an operator reposition the carrier along ditches and around job sites using the same Mercedes Tier 4 engine. They come with a telescoping, full-tilting boom that offers precise attachment positioning, even under bridges and trees. Weighing 40,930 pounds, they have a maximum dig depth of 18 feet 4 inches, a loading height up to 15 feet 5 inches, and a maximum boom radius of 27 feet 3 inches. Maximum boom breakout force is 21,940 pounds. 330/339-2211; www.gradall.com.

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