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The 270B is powered by a 225-HP Cummins QSB6.7 Tier 4 Final diesel engine with SCR aftertreatment. The unit includes a 36-inch-diameter auto reversing fan with automatic blade pitch control to optimize engine efficiency.

IQAN Control System

IQAN electrohydraulic control system is specifically designed for Barko machines, with hydraulics tailored for processing applications. IQAN offers infinite variable control, including programmable settings for individual operators.

IQAN-MD4 Display

System information and machine diagnostics are conveyed on a convenient Parker IQAN-MD4 cab touchscreen display.

Hydraulic Power

The hydraulic system on the 270B ensures power is always available, allowing operators to instantaneously shift from function to function with no delayed reactions like with other machines.Load sensing hydraulics automatically adjust performance according to the load.Delivers more hydraulic horsepower to the attachment through exceptional pressure and flow.A dedicated attachment pump runs the dangle head without robbing flow from the machine for other functions.

Undercarriage & Tracks

The D7 undercarriage with 8.5-inch chain pitch offers ground clearance of 29.5 inches and track width of 11 feet, 5.5 inches with 700-mm pads. Longer tracks also contribute to firm, stable footing.

Drawbar Pull

The 270B delivers an impressive drawbar pull of 66,700 foot-pounds, giving it the ability to handle steep hills and rough terrain with ease.


Dual swing-drives provide continuous rotation and high swing torque of 58,384 foot-pounds. The machine features a heavy-duty, oversized swing bearing and offers excellent reach with its dangle head boom configuration.

Forward-Sliding Cab

A patented, forward-sliding cab design allows for easier service access to the main electrical panel and engine compartment.

Gull-Wing Door

A large, hydraulically opening gull-wing door offers direct access to the engine and components. Spanning nearly the full length of the machine, the gull wing serves as a service platform, complete with a slip-resistant walking surface.


The 270B features a storage tray, two storage areas on the door, and space for a lunch box inside the cab, along with two additional storage areas outside the cab.

Operator Cab

Large side door entry provides easy access to the comfortable cab, which offers excellent visibility, a heated air-ride seat, cup holder, dome light, radio with MP3 auxiliary, AM/FM/WB, USB, XM-ready and Bluetooth, and even a coat hanger.


A 1.25-inch polycarbonate front window provides added safety on processing jobs. 8 exterior LED lights further contribute to excellent visibility around the entire working area.

Fuel Tank

Large 275-gallon (1,040 L) fuel tank capacity allows for longer run periods between refills. Excellent fuel economy reduces fuel costs and downtime for refueling.


Attachments fold completely under the processor boom, allowing easy transport on the road.

Overall Height 11' 5" (348 cm)
Center to Rear of Counterweight 8' 5" (257 cm) from swing center
Track Length 15' 2" (462 cm)
Boom Reach 29' 7" (902 cm) from attachment pin to swing center
Ground Clearance 29.5" (75 cm)
Overall Width 11' 5.5" (349 cm)
Undercarriage Size/Pitch D7, 8.5" (216 mm)
Approximate Operating Weight 71,000 lbs (32,205 kg) without attachment
Model/Power 225 HP (168 kW) Cummins QSB6.7 Tier 4 Final with SCR aftertreatment
Fan 36" (914 mm) diameter reversible fan – hydraulically operated, IQAN system controlled, engine driven
Heat Exchanger 3 Cores – CAC, radiator & hydraulic
DEF Tank 30 gal. (113 L)
Fuel Tank 275 gal. (1,040 L)
System IQAN: Infinite variable control, individual operator settings, onboard diagnostics
Main Pump Load sensing pressure compensated operating at 5,000 psi (345 bar)
Secondary Pump Dedicated for head functionality
Tank 120 gal. (454 L)
Attachment Flow/Pressure Up to 106 GPM (401 L) / Up to 5,000 psi (345 bar)
Drawbar Pull 66,700 lbf (296.7 kN)
Ground Pressure 9.04 psi (700 mm shoes)7.91 psi (800 mm shoes)7.03 psi (900 mm shoes)
Maximum Travel Speed 2.9 mph (4.7 km/h) - High1.1 mph (1.8 km/h) - Low
Maximum Front Lift Capacity (29' 7" Boom) 26,950 lbs (12,224 kg) with 10' (3.0 m) radius31,150 lbs (14,129 kg) with 15' (4.6 m) radius23,550 lbs (10,682 kg) with 20' (6.1 m) radius18,780 lbs (8,518 kg) with 25' (7.6 m) radius10,270 lbs (4,658 kg) with full reach
Swing System Continuous rotation with dual swing drives
Swing Torque 58,384 ft-lbf at 4,025 psi (79,158 Nm at 278 bar)
Swing Bearing Heavy-duty, oversized, 53.5" (1,359 mm) outside diameter


Attachments compatible with the 270B include dangle heads manufactured by Southstar.

High Pressure Filter

A high pressure filter between carrier and attachment provides added protection for the hydraulic system.


Various track shoe options are offered in 700 mm (28"), 800 mm (32") and 900 mm (36") widths.

Proheat System

Warms the engine, fuel tank and hydraulics in cold winter weather.


Available options for the hydraulic tank include an electric fill pump and vacuum pump.

Fire Suppression

Automatic fire suppression system available.


3 boom lights and 4 cab lights can added to increase visibility.

Rear-View Camera

Enhance visibility further with a rear-view camera with 7-inch LED color display.

Cab Accessories

CB radioFront and side window reinforcement barsFront window shadeOversized skylightSkylight window shade