Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas Inc.

Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas Inc. (HCMA) announces the arrival of the ZX50U-5N excavator, a compact machine with full-size features. With its reduced tail-swing design, the compact, yet powerful, 10,560-lb (4,790-kg) ZX50U-5N is perfect for working in congested areas. An independent swing boom and 360-degree rotation let you set up and work almost anywhere. Plus, virtually unlimited visibility and precise control make it a great tool for excavating around existing utilities. This excavator is a smart choice for trenching, excavating, loading trucks and other tasks in wide-open spaces.

The ZX50U-5N offers plenty of height and reach to get up and over truck sideboards with a maximum reach of 19 ft 7 in (5.96m). It also provides a maximum dig depth of 11 ft 7 in (3.53m). A backfill blade allows the excavator to fill or grade while an optional all-hydraulic blade angles 25 degrees left or right, for even more efficient grading and backfilling.

Compact excavators are commonly used as tool carriers with a wide range of attachments increasing job site versatility. A standard quick-coupler-equipped, boom-mounted auxiliary line makes attachment hookup on the ZX50U-5N a snap. An auxiliary function lever (AFL) is available with an analog switch, trigger switch and horn for running attachments such as a breaker or an attachment with swing.

The ZX50U-5N allows the engine speed to be matched to the job with power/economy work modes, which are usually only available on larger excavator models. The power mode provides higher engine speeds for most general digging work, while the economy mode reduces engine speed for lighter digging jobs. This results in lower noise and decreased fuel consumption. The excavator also uses the Hitachi Triple H (HHH) hydraulic system, which enables combined operations by adjusting the optimal flow rate for all actuators. This gives the operator the freedom to provide simultaneous control inputs with no impact on machine performance.

A Tier 4 Final compliant, direct-injected Yanmar engine produces 36.3 net horsepower (27.1 kW) while remaining fuel efficient and impressively quiet. The engine provides a high torque level for more pull-through power.

Designed for Comfort

Just because the ZX50U-5N can squeeze into a tight space doesn’t mean the operator should. A spacious operator station has a wide entryway. Swing boom and foldable travel pedals are positioned where they are easy to operate yet allow plenty of foot room.

Ergonomic short-throw hydraulic pilot control levers provide smooth, predictable low-effort fingertip operation to reduce operator fatigue. To suit operator preference and increase productivity, control patterns can be quickly switched from backhoe- to excavator-style controls with a control-pattern selector located in a compartment beneath the seat.

An enhanced 3.5-inch (88.9mm) LCD monitor keeps the operator informed of vital information while allowing fingertip control of several functions, including auto-shutdown and power/economy modes.

Comfort inside the spacious cab has been maximized with an automatic, high velocity, bi-level climate-control system with automotive-style adjustable louvers to help keep the glass clear.

Durability Built In

The ZX50U-5N is built to the same durability standards as larger Hitachi excavators. Oil-impregnated HN bushings are used on the boom, arm and bucket joints for increased durability. Heavy-duty X-frames provide a rock-solid base that resists material and dirt buildup. A single-pin swing post increases the structural integrity of the digging components.

The rubber tracks on the ZX50U-5N feature a unique steel core that resists cracking. Large-diameter drive sprockets and track idlers further increase undercarriage durability.

A V-shaped cylinder guard provides added protection to the boom cylinder. To prevent damage to the upper structure, a D-section frame skirt improves upward impact resistance by 20% over previous models.

Maintenance Made Easy

Compact machines can be more challenging to maintain, but not with the ZX50U-5N. A hinged door provides wide-open access to the side-by-side oil cooler and radiator core for easier cleanout. Routine checks, such as engine oil level, are quickly accomplished from ground level. A hydraulic fluid sight gauge and see-through coolant reservoir allow the operator to check at a glance.

Adjusting proper track tension only requires a grease gun and a wrench. A large fuel tank, 500- and 2,000-hour engine and hydraulic oil service, and 500-hour greasing intervals enable these excavators to work long hours between scheduled service intervals.

The operator station tilts forward 50 degrees, simplifying access to the swing motor, hydraulic control valve, engine starter motor and alternator.

To reduce the cost of repair, the traditional curved glass used in the cab has been exchanged with more easily obtainable flat glass.

To explore more, visit hitachicm.us.

About Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas Inc.

The commitment of Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas Inc. (HCMA) to the North American and Latin American markets is significant. With manufacturing facilities in Banshu, Ryugasaki, Tierra, Hitachinaka-Rinko and Tsuchiura, Japan, and the U.S. Corporate office and campus in Newnan, Georgia, HCMA offers outstanding parts availability, customer and dealer training programs, and a wide range of services and programs — providing outstanding support for Hitachi construction machinery. Backed by the global strength of Hitachi Construction Machinery Group, its employees, dealers and especially customers, HCMA is poised to make a major impact on the construction and mining equipment markets in North America and Latin America. For more information, please visit hitachicm.us.

Media Contact:
Curt Bennink
[email protected]
515-274-9271

Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas Inc. (HCMA) introduces its line of Hitachi-built excavators to the Americas with the ZX210LC-6 HP excavator, which will redefine power and speed while reducing fuel consumption.

Targeting the most popular segment of the excavator market, the ZX210LC-6 HP offers the performance to excel at earthmoving, material handling, demolition, underground excavation and more. It has unparalleled power, speed and precision to meet the most demanding job site requirements.

A high-power HP Mode increases engine speed and hydraulic-pump output torque when extra speed and/or heavy-duty work is required. The front attachment moves faster because each actuator has its own pump. The oil flows separately to the bucket, arm and boom cylinders.

The previous generation machine used two hydraulic pumps. The TRIAS II hydraulic system is an improvement with three pumps that supply an optimal amount of pressurized oil to each actuator. The pumps are controlled electrically for precise oil flow for sensitive front attachment control and lower fuel consumption. The TRIAS II technology minimizes hydraulic system losses by reducing the hydraulic oil returned to the tank. This helps lower fuel consumption in ECO mode with the same productivity.

To help drive performance, the ZX210LC-6 HP also includes an arm recirculation cancellation system for increased speed when rolling the arm in. The system allows pressurized oil in the arm cylinder rod side to flow to the arm cylinder bottom side for increased arm roll-in speed when the load is relatively low. A hydraulic boost system increases arm speed. During arm roll-in and boom-raising operations, excessive pressurized oil in the boom rod flows to the arm cylinder bottom side to achieve speedy arm operation by increased flow. An enhanced boom recirculation system circulates pressurized oil in the bottom of the boom cylinder when lowering the boom, allowing pressurized oil from the pump to be efficiently used by the arm.

The ZX210LC-6 HP offers increased attachment versatility. Two extra spools in the control valve make it easier to install attachments that require large volumes of oil for multiple functions and on models that have two-piece booms.

Reliable Power Drives Efficiency

The proven Isuzu four-cylinder engine provides a net 163.6 HP (122 kW) and features a variable geometry turbocharger that delivers an optimum quantity of air to the combustion chamber under all the engine’s operating ranges. An electronically controlled common-rail fuel injection system delivers a precise quantity of pressurized fuel to achieve efficient combustion and reduce fuel consumption. The engine’s combustion chamber now features a DLC coating for reduced wear and the revised piston shape helps achieve cleaner emissions.

The engine uses an electronic governor to maintain a constant speed despite changes to the load. This can reduce fuel consumption and sound output in no-load and light-duty operations. An engine warm-up system automatically increases engine speed in cold weather to quickly warm up the hydraulic oil and coolant to the proper temperature.

Operator Environment Enhances Control

Hitachi ZAXIS-6 series excavators provide a superior view of your surroundings. This is further enhanced with the Aerial Angle peripheral vision display camera system. The operator can select an image to view on the monitor quickly and easily with the flick of a switch. There are three options to choose from: surroundings, rear right, and rear right and left. The surround image offers a comprehensive 270-degree view of the machine’s immediate environment.

A large 7-inch multi-function LCD monitor provides a wide range of useful technical information. It enables operators to check the machine’s status and settings at a glance.

A fully adjustable suspension seat and integrated console gives the operator a greater sense of control and helps to reduce fatigue. Improved sound isolation makes this one of the quietest cabs in the market.

Boost Uptime

Simplified daily maintenance and enhanced durability features boost uptime. Wide-open engine covers provide access for maintenance, while filters are within easy reach and take just minutes to maintain. Engine oil and coolant levels can be checked from within the cab through the multifunction LCD monitor.

Tier 4 final emissions regulations are achieved using an aftertreatment device with integrated silencer consisting of a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC), a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalyst and a silencer, which keeps maintenance to a minimum. The DOC is maintenance free and there is no diesel particulate filter (DPF).

A high-performance water separator and cold fuel resistance valve are integrated into the pre-filter for added protection against moisture. The main fuel filter screws into place on the ZX210LC-6 HP. This makes it easier to replace and ensures that dust doesn’t enter the fuel circuit during maintenance.

The durability of the undercarriage has been enhanced with increased crossbeam size and strength. The shape of the lower roller has been changed to prevent mud from entering it and causing damage to the oil seal. The sliding surface of the bearing part that supports the front idler has been significantly enlarged, improving its wear resistance. In addition, the front idler and adjuster cylinder have been integrated in the new ZAXIS series excavators, improving their durability.

This new model comes with Global e-Service, which allows equipment owners to monitor their Hitachi ZX210LC-6 HP excavator remotely via Owner’s Site and ConSite, Hitachi’s full data toolkit with a suite of apps for managing machine performance and productivity. ConSite tracks performance metrics like idle time, operating time and fuel efficiency along with location services in real-time, and it alerts owners and operators to upcoming maintenance needs. These “predict and prevent” tools help fleet managers maximize machine efficiency, minimize downtime and improve overall performance.

To explore more, visit hitachicm.us.

About Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas Inc.

The commitment of Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas Inc. (HCMA) to the North American and Latin American markets is significant. With manufacturing facilities in Banshu, Ryugasaki, Tierra, Hitachinaka-Rinko and Tsuchiura, Japan, and the U.S. Corporate office and campus in Newnan, Georgia, HCMA offers outstanding parts availability, customer and dealer training programs, and a wide range of services and programs — providing outstanding support for Hitachi construction machinery. Backed by the global strength of Hitachi Construction Machinery Group, its employees, dealers and especially customers, HCMA is poised to make a major impact on the construction and mining equipment markets in North America and Latin America. For more information, please visit hitachicm.us.

Media Contact:
Curt Bennink
[email protected]
515-274-9271

With its reduced tail-swing design, the 4-foot,11-inch wide (1.5m) ZX26U-5N is perfect for working in the most confined spaces. An operating weight of 5,560 pounds (2,520 kg) makes it easy to transport with convenient tie-down holes on the side frame and blade. An independent swing boom and 360-degree rotation let you set up and work almost anywhere. Plus, virtually unlimited visibility and precise control make it a great tool for excavating around existing utilities. This machine excels in landscaping, renovation, trenching, backfilling, drilling and demolition applications where space is at a premium, and in sensitive ground conditions where low ground pressure provides an advantage.

Despite its compact size, the ZX26U-5N offers plenty of height and reach to get up and over truck sideboards with a maximum reach of 15 feet, 2 inches (4.63m). It also provides a maximum dig depth of 8 feet, 6 inches (2.59m). An integrated dozer blade adds versatility, allowing the excavator to backfill or grade.

Working in confined spaces demands precise control. Full hydraulic pilot controls for the bucket/thumb and other attachments, boom, swing, travel and blade maximize controllability. To suit operator preference and increase productivity, control patterns can be quickly switched from backhoe- to excavator-style controls with a control-pattern selector located in a compartment beneath the seat.

The ability to efficiently run multiple attachments enhances the versatility of the ZX26U-5N. A one-way/two-way selector valve accommodates breaker and grapple attachments with extra plumbing installed on the stick. An auxiliary function lever (AFL) is available with an analog switch, trigger switch and horn for running attachments such as a breaker or an attachment with swing. A V-shaped boom cylinder guard and hose protector ensure durability in any application.

Fuel efficiency is enhanced with a Tier 4 Final compliant, direct-injected Yanmar engine that produces 20 net horsepower (14.9 kW) while remaining impressively quiet. The engine provides a high torque level for more pull-through power. This is an efficient package when paired with the Hitachi hydraulic system, which delivers more power and consumes less fuel.

Designed for Comfort

The ZX26U-5N offers a choice of a four-pillar canopy or a spacious cab. The operator station has a wide entryway and swing boom and foldable travel pedals are positioned where they are easy to operate, yet allow plenty of foot room. A seat with suspension and adjustable armrest adds to the operator’s comfort level.

Operators often must get on and off the machine several times throughout the day. An easy entrance floor lowers the distance you must lift your leg during entry.

Just because a machine is compact doesn’t mean the operator should be cramped. Hitachi has maximized the available space for the operator. The cab option has been widened and incorporates a larger door. An enlarged windshield improves visibility.

Durability Built In

The ZX26U-5N is built to the same durability standards as larger Hitachi excavators. Oil-impregnated HN bushings are used on the boom, arm and bucket joints for increased durability.

The boom end bracket has been reinforced and there is improved abrasion resistance for the joint between the arm and boom to reduce backlash. Hydraulic hoses on the boom have also been relocated to further reduce the chance of damage.

Maintenance Made Easy

While all the components are packaged in a small space, Hitachi engineers worked to ensure easy access. The ZX26U-5N provides ground-level access to daily maintenance points. They are grouped behind easy-access covers and a large engine cover slides open vertically for access when the machine is working in a confined area.

The design of the cooling package makes cleanout a breeze. A parallel-aligned cooling package is located behind a one-touch open cover.

Hitachi has also made it easier to replace damaged glass in the cab. To reduce the cost of repair, the traditional curved glass used in the cab has been exchanged with more easily obtainable flat glass.

To explore more, visit hitachicm.us.

About Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas Inc.

The commitment of Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas Inc. (HCMA) to the North American and Latin American markets is significant. With manufacturing facilities in Banshu, Ryugasaki, Tierra, Hitachinaka-Rinko and Tsuchiura, Japan, and the U.S. Corporate office and campus in Newnan, Georgia, HCMA offers outstanding parts availability, customer and dealer training programs, and a wide range of services and programs — providing outstanding support for Hitachi construction machinery. Backed by the global strength of Hitachi Construction Machinery Group, its employees, dealers and especially customers, HCMA is poised to make a major impact on the construction and mining equipment markets in North America and Latin America. For more information, please visit hitachicm.us.

Media Contact:
Curt Bennink
[email protected]
515-274-9271

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