Hitachi debuts Stage V wheel loader

HITACHI has announced the launch of its first Stage V-compliant wheel loader.

The ZW220-7 has been described as boasting ‘industry-leading safety features’ and ‘unrivalled comfort’ in the cab.

Hitachi explained that with the Aerial Angle camera system, operators have a 270-degree bird’s-eye view of the job site, while the rear obstacle detection and warning system alerts them immediately if anything is close to the rear of the machine.

Cab features included an improved seat with mounted electric pilot control leavers, new monitor controller and side switch panel.

Hitachi added that ‘faster and more efficient’ short loading operations are facilitated by the approach speed control feature. Operators can monitor fuel consumption thanks to a new ECO gauge.

Bill Drougkas, wheel loader product manager of Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV, said, “Many years of extensive research have contributed to the development of the ZW-7 range to ensure that it meets the specific demands of European customers, from small business owners to large fleet contractors. As a result, we believe it offers a superior experience in the cab and exceeds expectations in terms of efficiency and performance. By working in partnership with our customers – providing industry-leading equipment, innovative technology and wide-ranging after-sales support – we can help them to create their vision.”