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January 17, 2000
LBX Company, LLC, makers of Link-Belt excavators, scrapmasters, and logmaster has announced the addition of the 8000 Quantum hydraulic excavator in a standard and mass version (1.75 cu .yd to 6.00 cu. yd.) bucket rating. This 176,400 lb. standard excavator and 177,000 lb. mass excavator model is now added to the Quantum Series. This all-new 8000 Quantum features a long undercarriage, a Nephron oil filtration system, an illuminated LCD service monitor, and the same outstanding operators control station found on all Quantum models, which provides increased control, accessibility and operator comfort. The 8000 also features the easily identified Quantum style rounded sheetmetal design and distinctive red/granite gray color scheme
The 8000 Quantum features the exclusive Easy Maintenance System (EMS). EMS incorporates a new technologically advanced bushing pin and seal design that lengthens the greasing interval for all attachment pins. The industry standard calls for greasing intervals of every 50 hours. Where EMS greasing intervals are extended to 1,000 hours or six months whichever comes first.
Link-Belt's exclusive Nephron Oil Filtration system was designed for longer component life while being environmentally friendly. By eliminating contaminants of one micron or more in size, the Nephron system significantly reduces hydraulic system breakdowns, repair costs and downtime. The main advantage with the Nephron system is that hydraulic fluid in the 8000 Quantum excavator needs only be changed every 5,000 hours, as opposed to every 2,000 hours for most other excavators, resulting in a significant cost savings. In addition, cleaner oil results in longer life for hydraulic components. Most important in terms of the environment-less frequent oil changes reduces waste contaminants impacting our environment.
The 8000 Quantum operator's control station provides the operator with increased comfort and control. A reclining, sliding, fully-suspended seat and control consoles can be adjusted to fit the operator, providing all-day comfort. A full view, front window and large rear and side windows provide excellent visibility in all directions. Lexan Margard is used in the rear and side view windows which eliminates the need for vandalism covers. Both control consoles have illuminated soft-touch membrane switches, which are dirt and moisture resistant. A liquid crystaldisplay monitor, displays up to 19 messages, programmable in 14 different languages which keep the operator in touch with critical machine functions. The selected travel speed, swing lock on/off, working mode and time is continuously displayed on the monitor. Also displayed are the fuel level, hydraulic oil temperature, and coolant temperature. And because the cab is mounted to the frame on six fluid-filled mountings, the operator experiences minimal vibration from the excavator's strenuous activity. Other features include a heater with a three-speed fan, an oscillating ventilation fan, air conditioning, an AM/FM radio, a pop-up skylight window, an intermittent windshield wiper and washer and three safety control lockouts including a gate lock safety shut-off.
Servicing the 8000 Quantum is simplified by the use of standard equipment, which includes large wide opening doors, and catwalks located on both sides. An on-board self-diagnostic system helps the service technician troubleshoot before turning any wrenches. Standard quick disconnects for pressure checking and central lube banks for attachment pins also provide quick routine maintenance. A grease gun, and tool kit are provided as standard service equipment. A swing-out oil cooler assembly comes standard. Exclusive to Link-Belt, this cooler design provides an extra wide opening access for routine servicing and thorough cleaning. A removable dust protection screen situated in front of the radiator protects its core from large particles of dust.
The 8000 Quantum is the latest addition to the Link-Belt Quantum line of excavators which includes: 1600 Quantum (14,990 lb.)
LBX Company, LLC is the maker of Link-Belt Excavators, Scrap-masters and Logmasters. For more information contact Libby Kinstle at (606) 543-9303, ext. 444 or email to: email@example.com
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