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Barko’s 80XL and 80XLE back of cab knuckleboom loaders offer low installation weight with high payload capacity for a variety of material handling needs. Built with reliability in mind, the loaders are ideal for a wide array of industrial applications, including logging, tree service, and maintenance, storm cleanup, scrap pick up, and construction.

Powered by the carrying vehicle’s power take-off (PTO), the loaders feature a robust hydraulic system that provides exceptional functionality. A triple gear pump produces up to 62 gallons per minute, with one section dedicated to the planetary swing drive that allows simultaneous operation of the boom and swing system without losing flow. A rotary manifold allows for 360-degree continuous rotation and provides electrical and hydraulic power to the lower frame. Sectional control type valves come with folding mechanical joysticks.

The 80XL offers a standard 22-foot straight boom and delivers a maximum lift capacity of 9,880 pounds; a 26-foot straight boom is optional. The 80XLE is equipped with a telescoping boom that extends from 22 to 25 feet and provides lift capacity up to 10,450 pounds.

The loaders’ wider, all-welded boom construction with fabricated box type design includes sweeping curves to add strength and resist fatigue. Extra-large zinc-plated pins and bolts provide added durability in high-stress areas. Bolt-on cylinder glands simplify on-site service, while seal rings help extend product life. The cylinders are made of heavy-duty steel tubing, and heavy chrome cylinder rods are heat treated for enhanced strength.

A comfortable operator platform includes a locking, fold-down seat with armrests. The rotating platform includes beneath-the-seat style valve mounting and a foot swing pedal. Other standard features include telescopic stabilizers, mounting bolts and support plates, load securing posts, and dual ladders with non-slip treading.

Available options include a left-hand platform, oil cooler kit with 12-volt fan, and spacers to accommodate various frame heights. Optional 55-watt halogen work lamps can also be mounted to the stick boom for improved visibility.

The 80XL and 80XLE are both backed by Barko’s 1-2-3 warranty.