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ZX160LC-3’s ’E Mode’ Saves Up to 13 Percent More Fuel

Wed November 05, 2008 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

The ZX160LC-3, which replaces the Zaxis 160LC, generates 10 percent more horsepower than its predecessor, yet uses less fuel. New E, P, and H/P modes can be selected to suit job needs. The E mode can save fuel consumption up to 13 percent compared to P mode on the previous model.

Like all Dash 3s, the ZX160LC-3 uses the HIOS III hydraulic system. Engine performance and hydraulic flow are balanced for fast and smooth operations. Swing torque has been increased approximately 6 percent for faster cycle times.

Due to regenerative hydraulics and 39 percent more hydraulic flow, arm roll-in is 20 percent faster and the boom lower/arm movement is 15 percent faster. Multifunction operations are smooth and precise, according to the manufacturer.

With an additional 2,400 lbs. (1,089 kg) of operating weight, the Zaxis 160LC-3 has made significant improvements in stability and lift capacity. Even with this growth, the ZX160LC is sized to fit on a 40,000-lb. (18,144 kg) tag trailer for easy transportability.

Other key features include a stronger undercarriage, X-beam, side frames, idler brackets, and front attachment — all designed to further enhance durability. Improvements include an approximately 13 percent increase in drawbar pull and a 15 percent greater fuel tank capacity.

The Dash-3 CRES II cab is larger and comes with a wider seatback, more leg room, and 47 percent more glass on the right hand side for improved visibility. Low-effort, short-throw levers are easy to use. This fingertip control also reduces operator fatigue.

The multilingual widescreen LCD color monitor provides maintenance, attachment, and operational information. An optional air-suspension heated seat also is available.

The cab also is prepped for auxiliary hydraulics. Other options include several arm and shoe sizes, control pattern change valve, and auxiliary hydraulic accessories.

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