The Chinese construction equipment major XCMG has launched its first amphibious excavator designed in China. The XE215S amphibious excavator is an innovative multi-purpose excavator designed for working on beach, soft soil and climatic environment. It also has the features of low ground pressure and water floating besides the normal functions of common excavator, applicable to safe travel and working on soft terrain, sludge and water surface of land and moor.
This machine adopts in-house optimised power, hydraulic system and electric system with higher working performance and reliability. According to the company, the new sealed floating box crawler travel structure overcomes the amphibious hydraulic excavator travel system’s shortcoming of easy wear, short service life, great resistance and high power consumption, and has great market competitive strength in maintenance, special transport and generality of working conditions.