The company has introduced the Blade Runner Series B, which combines the qualities of a crawler excavator and a crawler dozer.
New Holland said the machine will suit jobs such as digging ditches and channels, laying pipes, refilling, earth moving, lifting, levelling and the finishing of embankments.
The hybrid machine derived from a E135B SR 14 tonne excavator which derives an impressive thrust force by borrowing components in its undercarriage from a 20 tonne machine.
The Blade Runner has a one piece arm and a six-way blade which as well as lifting and lowering, can turn to right and left and swing on the vertical plane, rotating in both directions.
The machine’s two new-generation high-capacity pumps with low noise production are driven by the Mitsubishi Tier 3A engine, 74 kW and 2000 rpm, with 6 per cent more power than the previous version.
The company says it has taken the comfort of the operator into consideration with the design of the cab, introducing a spacious cab with an ergonomic seat and arm rests into the side console to create a greater distance between the pedals and the seat, making the machine easier and smoother to operate.
New Holland has also positioned all the controls within hand’s reach for the operator and arranged them ergonomically on the right side which it claims is easier to identify and to reach.
New Holland has also launched two midi excavators and a larger machine to the UK market. The company unveiled its E70 and E80 at the IOG Saltex exhibition last month and has introduced the E135B SR. The latter machine features reconfigured engine components to reduce noise. Its makers have simplified the machine’s soundproofing by pulling engine components together, which has lowered noise levels by 5dB.
New Holland has standardised the cab sizes throughout its range of excavators, so an E70 midi has the same cab as a 20 tonne machine.