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Earthmoving and Excavation

22 February 2012

Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) to launch Zaxis-5 excavator range.

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Hitachi ZX350LC-5 excavator, live at INTERMAT 2012
Hitachi ZX350LC-5 excavator, live at INTERMAT 2012
Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe)/HCME) is launching its range of Zaxis-5 medium and large excavators.

New machines on show include the ZX250LC-5, ZX290LC-5, ZX350LC-5 and ZX470LCH-5.

The range of Zaxis-5 models has been developed by the Design Centre at Hitachi Construction Machinery (HCM) in Japan.

Yusuke Kajita, general manager of HCM's Construction Equipment Development Centre, is responsible for the team of 200 engineers behind the new medium excavators (between 10-35tonnes).

“We develop new machines, concepts and specifications in accordance with customer and market requirements,” says Kajita.

“For example, the European market demands comfort, efficiency and controllability. I believe that the Zaxis-5 is even more suitable to European requirements than the Zaxis-3. The Zaxis-5 has better fuel efficiency, lower noise levels, excellent comfort and even iPod connectivity.”

Hitachi has developed an attachment support system, with 11 modes that can be registered on the monitor for the easy fitment of different attachments, and two auxiliary spools for attachments that require multiple, large volumes of oil flow (medium excavators only).

The pressurised and ROPS-compliant cab on Zaxis-5 excavators prevents dust penetration of dust and protects the operator from the potential risks of the job site while the range has been developed with a host of features for easy maintenance, regardless of location. These include a wide range of technical information, such as machine status and settings, available for viewing on the multi-function LCD monitor; easy access for cleaning the condenser and radiator, and replacing consumable parts.

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