Patent Number: 6,170,180

Title: Excavator, in particular a mini-excavator

Abstract: An excavator comprises a substructure and a superstructure pivoted on the substructure with an engine compartment and a valve box of the excavator being formed in the superstructure; and at least one fluid tank disposed between the engine compartment and the valve box essentially extending over the width of the superstructure. An excavator includes a first and a second fluid tank abutting each other with one positive and complementary side wall each to provide a particularly simple installation of the tanks in a wedge-like manner while utilizing the room in an optimum manner, for example, in the frame of the superstructure.

Inventors: Schaeff; Hans (Langenberg, DE)

Assignee: Karl Schaeff GmbH & Co., Maschinenfabrik

International Classification: E02F 9/08 (20060101); E02F 3/38 (20060101); E02F 3/36 (20060101); E02F 3/34 (20060101); E02F 3/28 (20060101); E02F 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/09/2018