Hitachi to present Stage IIIB machines

By Sandy Guthrie21 February 2012

Auto shutdown can enhance fuel consumption on the ZX470LCH-5 from Hitachi.

Auto shutdown can enhance fuel consumption on the ZX470LCH-5 from Hitachi.

Hitachi will launch its range of Zaxis-5 medium and large excavators at Intermat, with four of the new machines on display.

The HCME stand will feature the ZX250LC-5, ZX290LC-5, ZX350LC-5 and ZX470LCH-5, plus five short-tail mini excavators, four medium Zaxis-3 crawler excavators, three Zaxis-3 medium wheeled excavators, a special application machine, and six compact/medium ZW wheel loaders.

The new Zaxis-5 machines feature powerful new-generation Isuzu Stage IIIB-compliant engines that are said to deliver higher productivity with greater fuel efficiency. A muffler filter helps reduce emissions by capturing air pollutants, while and auto shutdown can enhance fuel consumption and reduce noise, exhaust emissions and CO2.

Hitachi said that in response to the increasing demand for excavators to adapt to the needs of specific job sites and applications, it has developed an attachment support system with 11 modes that can be registered on the monitor for the easy fitting of different attachments. There are also two auxiliary spools for attachments that require multiple, large volumes of oil flow, on medium excavators only.

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