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Conventional Tail Swing

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Conventional tail swing involves the cab or upper structure of a machine hanging and rotating over the width of the machine’s tracks. Conventional tail swing models are lighter and narrower than machines with zero tail swing that tend to be built heavier and wider but have a greater range of rotation and increased maneuverability.[1]

Mostly a feature on excavators, the concept of conventional tail swing is significant to the capability of the excavator's cab or upper structure to swing and rotate completely around.  All excavators were built as conventional tail swing units before zero tail swing models arrived on to the market.

[edit] References

  1. Grounds Maintenance. Grounds-Mag. 2008-09-29.