Hydraulic Excavator facilitates travel with auto transmission.

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Weighing ~49,684 lb, XL 4100 IV is powered by EPA-compliant, 245 hp, Tier 4i Mercedes engine and can travel at speeds up to 60 mph. AutoDrive(TM) system, featuring Allison 6-speed automatic transmission, facilitates driving to jobsites and back to equipment yards, while in-cab switch lets operators select joystick pattern. Available with 6 x 4 or 6 x 6 drive train, excavator offers 30 ft, 3 in. max boom reach at grade, 20 ft, 3 in. max dig depth, and 17 ft, 2 in. max loading height.

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Gradall XL 4100 IV Easier with AutoDrive(TM) System

Gradall introduces XL 4100 IV hydraulic excavator, an easier drive on highways with an automatic transmission

NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH - The new Gradall® XL 4100 IV hydraulic excavator is easier than ever to drive to jobsites and back to equipment yards, thanks to its new AutoDrive(TM) system featuring an automatic transmission.

The six-speed Allison transmission uses push-button controls in the undercarriage truck cab, a big advantage for new and even veteran Gradall operators who also appreciate an in-cab switch to select either the Gradall, Deere or SAE joystick pattern.

"For years, Gradall has been the leader in combining excavator mobility, versatility and productivity advantages," said Bill Thomas, vice president of Gradall excavator products. "Governments and contractors appreciate the advantages of an excavator that can travel at speeds up to 60 mph, eliminating the need for a lowboy trailer and enabling them to get to jobsites faster. The addition of an automatic transmission has received a very positive reaction."

In addition to the undercarriage transmission, Gradall's AutoDrive system integrates a new transfer case - the heart of a new remote drive design that enables operators in the upper cab to reposition the machine around jobsites or over the length of a roadside ditch. Models are available with either a 6 x 4 or 6 x 6 drive train.

The XL 4100 IV weighs about 49,684 lbs. (22,536 kg.). The AutoDrive system also is standard on the XL 3100 IV models weighing 40.930 lbs. (18.566 kg.) and XL 5100 IV models weighing 57,670 lbs. (26,159 kg.).

XL 4100 IV models introduce a new, high-visibility, yellow paint scheme with red and black accents, replacing the grey scheme with red and black accents on Gradall machines since around 2000.

For exceptional power, XL 4100 IV excavators also unveil a new 245-horsepower Tier 4i Mercedes engine that meets the latest EPA standards. The single engine is designed to efficiently and cost-effectively power the excavator up to 60 mph on highways, or 5 mph for repositioning around job sites from the upperstructure cab.

The same engine also powers the upperstructure boom, including swing motions as well as the famous Gradall telescoping, tiling boom movements. The advanced hydraulic system has pressure-compensated, load-sensing valves with reliefs on all circuits. This system delivers the right amount of hydraulic power to the boom, increasing cost-efficiency while performing conventional excavator digging, demolition and barrier placement as well as sloping, finishing, storm and canal cleanup, tree trimming and many other jobs using a host of attachments.

Maximum boom reach is 30 feet, 3 inches (9.2 m) at grade, while maximum dig depth is 20 feet, 3 inches (6.2 m). Loading height maximum is 17 feet, 2 inches (5.2 m).

Rated bucket force is an impressive 24,900 lbs. (111 kN) while the telescoping boom crowd force is 21,940 lbs. (97.6 kN). Unlike conventional excavators, the telescoping boom forces are constant through the entire dig cycle.

XL 4100 IV models also have high-performance, high-reliability 24-volt electrical system and new high-visibllity LED lighting and a compact tail swing that allows the machine to be more productive than ever on roadside jobs without obstructing traffic.

Over 80 percent of the service parts on each Gradall machine are interchangeable, simplifying inventory processes to assure normal service parts are available.

All machines manufactured by Gradall Industries meet or exceed ISO 9001-2008 standards for quality. For information, visit www.gradallindustries.com or call 330-339-2211.

Horsepower: 245 hp @ 2200 rpm
Engine: Detroit Diesel Mercedes OM906 Tier 4i
Weight (6 x 4): 49,684 lbs. (22,536 kg)
Maximum Reach at Ground Level: 30 ft., 3 in. (9.2 m)
Maximum Digging Depth: 20 ft., 3 in. (6.2 m)
Boom Tilt: 220° Continuous

Alamo Group, Inc.: For 40 years, we've been a world leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and service of high quality equipment for right-of-way maintenance and agriculture. Our products include tractor and truck mounted mowing and other vegetation maintenance equipment, excavators, street sweepers, vacuum trucks, snow removal equipment, pothole patchers, agricultural attachments and related aftermarket parts and services. We currently produce and assemble products in 16 principal facilities worldwide. Our products are sold through Alamo Group's marketing organizations and our extensive independent worldwide dealer networks under various trademarks and trade names. These include Alamo Industrial, Tiger, Schwarze, Gradall, Vacall, Nite-Hawk, Henke Manufacturing, Schulte, Rhino, M & W, SMC, Herschel, Valu-Bilt, Bomford, Spearhead, McConnel, Twose, SMA, Forges Gorce, Faucheux, Rousseau, Rivard, and others. Alamo Group went public in 1993 and since 1995 has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange as ALG. Visit our website at www.alamo-group.com.

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