Experiments will focus on two issues, measuring total current flow through equipment energized to high voltages (up to 8 kilovolts (kv)) under diverse conditions and determining the effectiveness of bridging a pivot joint
with a shunt cable for current detection.
All wing hinges and linkage pivot joints
have self-lubricating composite bearings to eliminate the need for daily grease maintenance.
It also features a lighter-weight yet durable boom fabrication with cast pivot joints
. As a result, the 324 offers a maximum dig depth of 8 feet 6 inches, reach at ground level of 14 feet, and dump height clearance of 8 feet 8 inches.