Link-Belt launches new X4 material handler in Canada


Boasting improved smoothness, manoeuvrability and precision, LBX Company is introducing the new Link-Belt 600 X4 Material Handler (MH) in Canada and the United States. 

The 600 X4 MH features an electronically-controlled 362 hp Isuzu engine that meets Tier 4 Final requirements, without the need for a diesel particulate filter (DPF).  

The 600 X4 MH is purpose-built for material handling and demolition applications, featuring a two-piece attachment with hose burst check valves. The machine has a straight boom and droop-nose arm. As well, the hydraulics package features award-winning Spool Stroke Control (SSC) technology to achieve maximum control and productivity. 

“The new hydraulics package delivers faster cycle times than its predecessor,” said Adam Woods, product manager at LBX Company.

“This performance increase is largely due to a new proprietary control valve with a larger hydraulic passage area. But we didn’t stop there. We increased the size of arm, boom and auxiliary spools to reduce pressure loss and distribute oil more smoothly. Two electrically-controlled Kawasaki pumps and one Kawasaki gear pump assure that hydraulic flow gets delivered precisely when and where it’s needed. The end result is more smoothness, manoeuvrability and precision across all operating modes.” 

Also, the performance enhancements included on the 600 X4 MH were achieved without compromising fuel efficiency. 

“A 3 per cent DEF consumption rate, combined with a large DEF tank gives it the longest DEF refill interval in the industry,” Woods added.

Inside the X4 cab

The X4 cab is designed to maximize operator comfort and convenience, featuring a standard air suspension seat with a 5-degree tilt. Arm rests move proportionally with the console, which means that the distance and angle between joysticks and operator remains the same, no matter how the seat is adjusted. 

Furthermore, a hinged OPG Level 1 front guard and ISO guard rails and mirrors are standard. Fixed OPG Level 2 front guard and FOPS Level 2 top guard are also available. 

The hydraulic cab riser features a higher operator view of 5.9 metres at eye level height. 

A large, 18 cm LCD colour monitor allows the operator to easily navigate a full menu of user-friendly controls to take command of the excavator and attachments.

The standard rear-view camera is accessible through the monitor, displaying a panoramic view of the worksite from the rear of the machine, with sight guidelines that can be turned on or off by the operator. 

Rear and side lights may also be added to the camera system. An under-cab camera option provides all-around visibility and safety. 


For the ultimate in visibility, the Wide Angle Visual Enhancement System (WAVES) can be added. 

“WAVES is an exclusive, award-winning feature for Link-Belt X4 material handlers and scrap loaders,” Woods said. “The system is easy to use and includes three closed-circuit, high resolution cameras that provide a seamless 270-degree viewing envelope with no blind spots.” 

Other notable cab features include dual LED cab lights; a cup holder and storage areas for cell phones and other small items; joysticks with easy-to-hold grip and radio mute buttons; MP3 audio input; and Bluetooth for hands-free communication. 

RemoteCARE GPS telematics system allows 24/seven remote monitoring and security. The system enables you to track daily fuel economy and machine performance with ease.

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It lets you be more proactive if potential failure conditions arise; flashing diagnostic codes on the monitor quickly alert the operator to potential trouble and an e-mail alert is automatically sent.

The system also provides machine location in real time for better job supervision and remote security monitoring. A lifetime subscription is included at no extra charge. 

The 600 X4 MH features a heavy-duty, high-wide undercarriage, oversized turn table, and larger drive motors for dependable service.

With any Link-Belt product, the bearing tub extends down through the top plate of the expandable carbody and is welded to the bottom and top plates of the carbody for exceptional strength and durability. As well, 750 mm 3-bar steel grousers, carbody belly pan, double track guard and sealed link chain are standard. 

Servicing the 600 X4 MH is simple, with convenient access to all routine service points, including sample ports for engine and hydraulic oil. All service ports are easily accessed via hand-turn knobs.