Hitachi in double compact excavator launch

HITACHI Construction Machinery has unveiled two new Zaxis-7 compact excavators.

The ZX95US-7 and ZX95USB-7 Stage-V compliant models are larger than the ZX85-6 and are said to offer 10% greater stability and 4% greater digging force.

Hitachi said life-cycle costs are also reduced with the new engine, which does not require an SCR system. This eliminates the need for urea, filter replacements and associated maintenance. The new ECO gauge also allows operators to control fuel efficiency.

Attachments can be quickly changed using the enhanced attachment support system on the LCD monitor and the factory-ready quick hitch system including piping.

Hitachi added that a variety of specifications will meet the requirements of any job site, including the choice of mono and two-piece boom. The compact size, short turning radius, and shorter distance between the bucket and blade, allow them to work ‘efficiently and safely’ in confined areas. Grading and levelling are boosted by an optional floating angle blade.

The cab is described as being easy to access due to a low entry level and wide entrance, and has an improved pedal layout and ‘ample’ legroom. The synchronised motion between the seat and console is designed to ensure operators feel less tired at the end of the day.

Safety features include an Aerial Angle camera system, which provides a 270-degree bird’s-eye view, while operators can choose from six image options to view the immediate environment.

For superior visibility in low light conditions, there is an optional ambient light for the camera, and the lights on the boom and cab have been repositioned to illuminate the job site more effectively.

“We are proud to introduce the new ZX95US-7 and ZX95USB-7 models to our customers,” said Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV product manager excavators, Chris Bardas. “These powerful compact machines have been designed and engineered to deliver exceptional performance, the ultimate in operating comfort, and reduced running costs.”