Recently, Equipmentworld summarized a series of excavators that have been equipped with different attachments and a number of black technologies to improve productivity, and came to the conclusion that excavators are becoming a tool carrier. Here’s a list of what they’re equipped with.

As part of a global preferred supplier agreement with Engcon, Deere will install dealer excavator models 26G to 345G on EC204 to EC233 models. These quick change units can rotate attachments up to 360 degrees and tilt them up to 45 degrees to either side. Included is the Engcon EC-Oil quick connector system, which enables the operator to change attachments without leaving the cab.

The Bobcat E165 is equipped with automotive-style heating and air conditioning, heated seats and a pressurized cab with acoustic seals. The fully open service panel and centralized lubrication make routine servicing more convenient.

The Doosan DX14LC-5 is equipped with a standard 7-inch LCD monitor with equipment maintenance history and machine monitoring, which presents the mechanic with a view of the standard rear camera and optional side camera. The engine features high-pressure common rail injection and electronic power optimization system (EPOS) for optimal power and fuel efficiency.

The Kato HD512LC-7 and HD514MR-7 excavators come standard with cabs with heating and air conditioning, retractable windshields, dual auxiliary hydraulics, side and rear view cameras, and mode change valves.

The Cat 317 is equipped with a Cat C4.4 engine and a tiltable cab, making it easier for the driver to enter and exit; the 317 is equipped with the Cat Grade 2D system, increasing productivity by 45%.

The SHIANG SK210LC-10 is available in a variety of operating modes, including a 6% improvement in fuel economy in Eco mode and a 10% increase in fuel economy in S mode; coupled with an efficient hydraulic system that can increase digging productivity by up to 7%, the excavator lifting power is greatly enhanced.

The Komatsu PC210LCi-11 excavator is equipped with Komatsu iMC 2.0 intelligent system, which is part of Komatsu’s intelligent construction products, services and digital solutions to make excavators “smarter”.

Mecalac’s 15MWR wheeled excavator is equipped with a DEUTZ engine rated at 136 hp, a 50/50 weight distribution front-to-rear and left-to-right, a two-joint boom and four-wheel, three-mode steering for enhanced maneuverability.

The Hitachi ZX870LC-6 is equipped with an efficient and powerful Isuzu engine that does not require a fuel exhaust filter, which will lower operating costs and reduce maintenance time.

Volvo’s EWR130E wheel excavator performs several functions with an optional quick-change mechanism. Volvo says that although the EWR130E is designed as a compact machine, its cab is equipped with a larger tonnage wheel excavator.