Hitachi ZX250LCBN-5 joins Ehlert & Söhne fleet

By Lindsay Gale10 June 2013

One of the first of the latest generation Hitachi Zaxis ZX250LCN-5 excavators to be delivered in Germany has started work on a site where contractor H. Ehlert & Söhne Gmbh is demolishing a ramp that provided access to a car park adjacent to a former office block and medical centre in the German city of Hamburg.

The company is also demolishing and clearing the foundations and the removal of the resulting debris, totalling 30 truck-loads, to a recycling centre where it will be processed for re-use. The site is being redeveloped for reuse as office and retail space, work which is expected to be completed by the end of November 2013.

The new ZX250LN-5 weighs in at 27.3 tonnes and has a Stage IIIB compliant diesel producing 132 kW (177 hp). It has a maximum dig reach of 10.3 m (33.8 m), maximum dig depth of 7 m (23 ft) and a maximum dig force of 188 kN. According to Hitachi, the machine’s TRIAS hydraulic system confers higher productivity and optimised fuel efficiency. The machine also features faster swing performance and higher swing torque to provide greater versatility.

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