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Upgraded tracked excavator from New Holland

NEW Holland have launched an upgraded version of their popular E385 tracked excavator – the E385B. With an operating weight of 38 tonnes, the new machine is one of the largest models in the company’s tracked excavator range.

As a direct replacement for the E385, New Holland say their latest tracked excavator boasts many performance-enhancing features, including a Tier III-compliant engine, new heavy-duty booms, stronger undercarriage and upper structure, and ergonomic improvements to the operator environment.

The E385B has also been designed with the environment in mind; emissions have been substantially reduced and are said to be much lower than standard requirements. The end result, according to New Holland, is a perfectly balanced machine designed to deliver high productivity with the added benefits of greater fuel economy, reduced emissions and lower noise levels.


The E385B is powered by a six-cylinder Hino diesel engine developing 209kW at 2,100 rev/min. It has a breakout force of up to 24,000dAN and forward reach of 11.93m, with a digging depth of up to 8.33m and a dumping height of up to 7.6m. For maximum versatility, the tracked excavator is available with different boom and track configurations to meet various customer requirements.

Other notable features of the E385B include two new-generation, low noise, hydraulic pumps and an advanced hydraulic system, offering faster cycle times and increased productivity for the operator.

As well as improvements in efficiency and fuel economy, operator comfort has also been given special attention. The E385B features a more luxurious cab with switches and controls ergonomically positioned on the right side, making them easy to find and to reach than previously.

Drivers also benefit from a new contoured seat that can be adjusted in all directions to suit individual preferences, while armrests can be raised and lowered into four different positions for better comfort.

The cab is equipped with a newly designed electronic processor monitor that keeps the operator informed of current machine status, including maintenance information and detection of malfunctions.


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