On-Site Magazine

Minimum swing radius excavator

By Adam Freill   

Construction Equipment

The Link-Belt 355 X4S excavator from LBX Company is designed to be the company’s flagship model of its upcoming X4S Series. The largest minimum swing radius excavator in the Link-Belt product lineup, it weighs in at approximately 78,709 lb., offers a maximum dig depth of 22’ 10” (6.95 m), a maximum reach of 34’ 8” (10.57 m) at ground level, a bucket digging force of 39,340 lb-ft (175 kN) and travel speeds up to 2.7 mph (4.4 km/h).

The 355 X4S is powered by a six-cylinder Isuzu Final Tier 4 engine that produces 205 hp. The machine offers four work modes, all with varying levels of selectable rpm settings to provide the operator flexibility and options to fine-tune the level of work they are trying to complete.

The Eco mode offers a solution to those who hold fuel economy as the top priority. The Lifting mode ensures power boost is always on during those lower rpm crane tasks. An optional reversible fan is available to help clean out the radiator and keep the engine running cool and free of debris.

The 355 X4S is equipped with a full-size cab, a high-back air suspension seat with heat and tilt functions, on-screen climate controls, onboard Bluetooth, dual cup holders, and a smartphone storage tray.

Topping off the cab experience is a new 10” LCD monitor that provides the operator with visibility of machine functions and safety features, including the ability to display three camera images, if equipped, at the same time while still monitoring machine information and notifications.

The 355 X4S comes standard with two high-resolution cameras, one at the rear of the machine and one on the right-hand side of the machine. The optional Waves camera system adds a third camera and gives the operator a 270-degree view around the machine. Operators can customize joystick button assignments and the monitor buttons themselves to activate frequently used functions and screens instead of relying on factory defaults.





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