The New LBX Link Belt Excavators

LBX Link Belt Excavator

This is an earth moving equipment used to load dump trucks. Its major characteristic is its loader bucket. It resembles and uses the articulation mechanism of the human hand. Its main transmission technology comes from the chain drive principle used to transmit power through its ‘wheels’.

The power is conveyed by a roller chain passing through a sprocket gear. The teeth of the gear interlocks with the holes in the chain. By so doing, it causes motion to the equipment from one point to another.

Drive chains are often made of metal while the belts are made of rubber plastic or other substances.  There is a complex transmission of power form one component to the other without destruction of each other.

A link belt excavator also uses a hydraulic mechanism to lift and manipulate its loading bucket.

Due to the changing trends in the world, the link belt excavators have joined in the revolution i.e computerization. The excavator is nowadays computerized and very easy to manipulate with its computerized dashboard.

Factor that may determine your kind of excavator:

  • Amount of load
  • Purpose of the link belt excavator
  • Fuel consumption
  • Fuel cost
  • Terrain
  • Duration of the job etc

There are various types and makes of link belt excavators to satisfy the abovementioned requirements:

The LBX X2 Series

Designed with improvements on power, efficiency, profitability, durability, serviceability and comfort.

Its power efficiency is achieved due to the synergy between the engine power and the hydraulic power.   The power is complemented by the increased profitability, clean up burning and fuel-efficient Isuzu engine.

It is designed for maximum efficiency through upgrading the engine and hydraulic system. Its productivity is magnificent with 2 speed boom lifting and arm open/close functions that are enhanced by the hydraulic system. These provide exceptional speeds in digging lifting and swing operations.

You will realize that every aspect of this Link belt excavator portrays a great deal of strength, fuel efficiency, and operator comfort at the lowest serviceability costs.

LX Series Excavators

The LX link belt excavators Series are designed with quality performance and operator comfort in mind.

The Inte LX system regulates the hydraulic output and the engine performance to run at optimum levels for fuel improved fuel efficiency. Selectable working mode provides the operator with greater control on machine performance to enhance productivity. With the ‘’Auto Power-up’’ mode that greatly provides an instant boost in pressure to work loads through heavy workloads

LBX Spin Ace Series

Its unique feature is that it has a minimum swing radius allowing you to get out of any tight job sites. This are most ideal for urban construction sites due to due lack of space in urban areas.

They are workhorses powered by fuel-efficient Isuzu engines.

Spin Ace cabs have unique features like all round visibility, ample space, low noise cabin and comfortable operator seats. Additional features include Nephron oil filtration system and one touch deceleration. This feature makes these machines fuel-efficient.

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How Can You Identify Allis Chalmers Tractors?

Allis Chalmers is the founder of the small Burr Millstone maker that was formed in 1847.  Today the small corporation has grown into a multi-billion corporation. It is one of the important machinery and tractor manufactures in the world. The company was formerly known as Edward P. Allies And Company.  This company was build by E.P. Allis of United States after obtaining Reliance Works Shop. The shops dealt with products such as:

  • French burr millstones
  • Portable mills
  • Shafting
  • Water wheels
  • Hoisting screws and many more

At around 1869, the company expanded to steam power and later there was the first Allis Steam Engine. In the line up of the company, there were also steam pumps and the largest centrifugal pumps in the year 1884. Two years later, there was manufacture of Triple Pumping Engine

The formation of Allis Chalmers Company was in the year 1901 shortly large section of land was acquired. The first Allis charmers’ farm tractor was manufactured in the year 1914. Manufacturing of tractors grew and in the year 1928, it was the beginning of crawler tractors.  Few years after, the company acquired other companies, which added wide range of:

  • Tillage implements
  • Threshers
  • Combines

The company mostly focuses on small and medium size farming, for this reason they have great designs of tractors that are very popular. They manufactured WC tractor in the year 1933 and was as a prototype tractor. A few years later a new models (model B and C tractors) followed and were very popular. The next models were

  • Allis Chalmers CA Tractor
  • WD Tractor
  • Allis Chalmers WD45 Tractor

How to identify Allis Charmers tractors

Look for orange color signs.  Orange color is the company’s trademark and is generally used on large part of the body.  Even it fades or repainted you can still see the traces of orange color
Check for Allis Charmers name at the nose of the tractor. The nose can be yellow or white label but the company name is in black. Note down serial number if you come across one. The serial number for the tractor is on the black label just above the company name. The serial number may consist of letters indicating the model. You can find the numbers at the front nose or on the sides.
The next thing to do is to compare the serial number you took with against the ones listed on websites or value guides. In The guides or from website you will have full information about the company.  You can search for websites, which offer short history on the models and at the same time offering full color pictures of various Allis Chalmers tractors.
Upload the pictures or your tractor on the internet to give others chance to view and give their feedback. They will help you to identify the manufacturer of the tractor, model and the time the tractor was released including other helpful information.

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How To Choose Used Tractors For Sale?

Tractors are ideal devices for use in farm work. Most people prefer used tractors for sale since they are much cheaper than new tractors. However, it is wise to consider the intended purpose of the tractor before purchasing. It is because tractors have diverse engine sizes thus different capabilities of performing work. Small tractors are the most ideal for light jobs or for use in small farms.

You also ought to consider that the quality of second hand tractor is questionable. Hence there is need to ensure acquiring it from a reliable source. It is advisable to do the following before selecting used tractors for sale:

  • Make visits to several providers to compare and contrast the prices of various tractors. Once you get one of your preferences, check to ensure that it is in good conditions. Make a driving test to ensure that the tractor is mechanically fit. You can request mechanical check services to verify that every part of the tractor is right.
  • Request for legal documents of the tractor form the dealer. Such documents are important to signify that you are now the legal owner of the product. It is important to acquire them before submitting cash since other dealers may trick you.
  • Make sure that replacement parts are available for you. There is need to inquire from the owner how often he buys spare parts and repairs the tractor. It assists to predict a budget that you have to spend on buying the equipment. You should as well ask the owner of the tractor’s age. This helps to determine the price of the maintenance cost of the tractor.
  • Since different tractors have diverse engines types, it is vital to know the engine hours of a tractor. It enables you to know how many more years the tractor can work on the farm. Some sellers can provide you with equipment could only work for a few first months.
  • Do not just select a product by the outside appearance. Try to inspect the material used to make it. Compare to see whether the used tractor for sale is worth the suggested price. Purchase a tractor that you are familiar with the model and make of the equipment.

Second hand tractors are available in various manufacturing companies. They provide both small and big used tractors to for the needs of various clients. Other common places to find used tractors are from local tractor producers and local auctions. Most towns have separate parking areas where they advertise used tractors for sale.

Some private sellers stick a “For Sale” sign at the back on their tractors. It is more advantageous for people that live within agricultural areas. Most farmers in such areas sell their old equipment to upgrade into advanced ones. You do not have to trouble buying a new tractor at high costs. You can go for a used one if you think it can still do the same work as the new.

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Tips on Buying Used Excavators


Used ExcavatorsUsed excavators are cheap as compared to brand new excavators. This article will help you save lots of money by purchasing these machines. Some people are not intending to use them for so long, so there is no need to purchase new excavators. The only thing is to purchase the used ones. Most used excavators can have many problems that you need to fix, so you need to consider some important issues before purchasing them. You should consider the following tips before you purchase used excavator.

The used excavator should be checked making sure that its physical properties are in good condition. The parts of this machine should be checked well such as a bucket, boom, arm, and hydraulic cylinders.  These are the most crucial parts that should be checked first. This is because these are the main parts of excavators that make it operate effectively like the engine and hydraulic cylinders. You need someone who knows how to check these parts to help you purchase a powerful excavator. This is done when you are not sure of what you are doing.

You should properly check the section and the inner part of the engine. These are the most vital parts to verify if they are functioning. If you find that the engine contains grime, then there is no need to repair it. This indicates that it has been used for a long period hence you cannot repair it easily. Check if there is any leakage on the engine because this is the most common problem in many used excavators. Check it well and approximate the services that it will go through. Check for more damages and make sure that the fun is functioning well or simply check the complete cooling system.

The position of the excavator’s arm should be in a proper position. Its revolution should be in 360 degrees. You can inform the dealer to position the arm for you and be sure that all the components are aligned in the same direction. The booms and the buckets should not have any damage that might bring some problems. You should inspect for any broken trail. They should face their direction properly down to the ground. If this problem occurs, it will be hard for you to fix it. Used excavators can work properly and last for long if you purchase the right machine

Purchasing the used excavator is not a simple task, but if you make the right choice, you will benefit a lot. The last thing you will do is to see how this excavator operates and how it moves. When you start the engine, listen to the sound it produces. The sound also determines the fitness of the engine. You can see the smoke it produces and if it needs any fix, you can fix it if possible. The excavator should dig and load well to be appropriate in its operations. You need to know if the price is worthy enough for the used excavator before you acquire any excavator.

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