Hitachi to debut Zaxis-6 excavator and hybrid wheel loader


Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV has revealed the stars of the show at Intermat this week will be the new ZX300LC-6 medium excavator and Hitachi’s first mass production wheel loader, the ZW220HYB-5.

These blockbuster attractions will be on display at HCME’s 2,600m² movie-themed display in Hall 6 of the Paris-Nord Villepinte from 20 to 25 April.

The ZX300LC-6 medium excavator will take the leading role as the first machine released from the new Zaxis-6 line-up. It benefits from superior Hitachi technology to offer: the highest levels of productivity in the 30-tonne class; a further reduction in emissions and running costs; and even higher levels of quality and durability.

New technology has been incorporated to meet EU Stage IV emission regulations, including the SCR (selective catalytic reduction) system and the integrated after-treatment device. Fuel costs are reduced by TRIAS II technology, which can minimise loss in hydraulics with optimised pump flow control. An increased number of attachment modes (now including rotary tilt and tilt modes) result in greater versatility.

Several features have been added to improve engine protection and enhance durability, including a spin-on type fuel filter and a larger capacity electric fuel pump. New equipment, such as a handrail and disconnect switch, makes it easier to carry out maintenance, and an improved OPG Level 2 front guard creates a safer environment for operators.

Making its first public appearance at Intermat, the innovative hybrid wheel loader has been designed and constructed at Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.’s wheel loader factory at Ryugasaki for the Japanese market. It incorporates 100% proven technology from within the Hitachi group – including the Shinkansen (bullet train) and EH-series dump trucks – which has been specially developed for the ZW220HYB-5. The main benefits of the hybrid system for wheel loader owners and operators are: reduced fuel consumption; less noise; easy operation; and enhanced safety and reliability.

Sharing the spotlight on the orange carpet are the EH1100-5 rigid dump truck, the ZW140PL-5 wheel loader (parallel linkage tool carrier version), three new Zaxis-5 mini excavators, the ZX350LC-5 super long front (SLF) excavator, and the ZX350LCH-5G model developed for the African market. Also making their première at the event are Hitachi vibratory rammers, reversible vibratory plates and a walk-behind roller, and its new range of ground engaging tools (GET).

In addition, HCME will introduce two new remote machine monitoring systems – Owner’s Site and ConSite. They have been designed to give Hitachi customers an insight into the operation of their machines, helping to improve efficiency.

HCME President and CEO Moriaki Kadoya said: “We’re rolling out the orange carpet at Intermat this year to present a diverse line-up of products to the French and international construction markets. We hope visitors enjoy experiencing their dazzling technology and 3D special effects from the comfort of their own VIP seat in our cinema.”