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Hitachi’s Zaxis-6 wheeled excavators have more than 100 updates

First publishedin World Highways
January February 2017
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Hitachi’s ZX145W-6 short tail swing
Hitachi's ZX145W-6 short tail swing
Hitachi has launched four new Zaxis-6 wheeled excavators, including the new short-tail swing model, ZX145W-6.

The company says that these machines benefit from over 100 updates, from tiny seals and O-rings to the reinforcement of the upper structure, boom and arm and new Stage IV technology engines. The improvements boost performance and increase efficiency.

All the machines share an improved hydraulic system that helps lower fuel consumption. The units also have proven after-treatment technology to comply with the latest emissions regulation requirements. They also offer the same versatility as Zaxis-6 crawler excavators with an attachment support system for easy fitting of different attachments.

The solid and reliable undercarriages, modular in design, ensure added flexibility. For greater durability, the Zaxis-6 wheeled excavators have reinforced - as well as larger - cylinder covers, and high ground clearance to reduce damage from obstacles.

Hitachi recently announced the latest ZW-6 wheeled loader, the ZW180-6. It has been designed to provide exceptional all-round visibility, thanks to the repositioned exhaust pipe and air intake, curved engine hood and a standard rear-view camera and monitor. Easy to use and smooth to operate, it offers a high level of comfort and is one of the quietest on the market.

With substantial loading capacity, powerful digging force and impressive travel speeds, Hitachi claims that it is extremely fuel-efficient. Its Stage IV-compliant engine contains a high-volume, cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system, a common rail-type fuel injection system and a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC). This helps lower fuel costs and reduces maintenance.

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