Hitachi to offer factory-fitted machine control solutions for Zaxis-7 excavators

HITACHI Construction Machinery (Europe) has revealed it is now offering its Zaxis-7 excavators from 10 to 50-tonnes with factory-fitted 2D and 3D machine control solutions from Leica Geosystems.

The manufacturer said adding the machine control technology increases efficiency on site while lowering running costs. From slope grading to blind and submerged cuts, Hitachi added that the solution provides operators with a system to ‘rapidly’ excavate to the reference design.

Hitachi factory-fitted tiltrotator attachments can also be fully integrated into the system.

“This announcement is in line with HCME’s strategy to shift to digitalisation and provide customised solutions to our customers,” said HCME solution linkage manager Ryo Kurihara. “By taking advantage of a factory-fitted Leica Geosystems solution, operators can start work immediately after machine delivery.

“Also, owners have peace of mind that the machine control system has been installed and tested, and it will be fully supported by their local Hitachi dealer in conjunction with the local Leica Geosystems specialists.”

Magnus Thibblin, Leica Geosystems machine control president, added, “Collaboration is essential to the success of construction projects. We recognise the importance of partnerships and industry cooperation to provide contractors with the latest easily accessible technologies.”