Hitachi’s entry into the compact wheel loader market started back in 2010 when a joint venture was formed between Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Hitachi Construction Machinery to further develop the global scope of the Kawasaki brand wheel loaders. After a few more business deals and a name change, Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders America Inc released its own brand of wheel loaders in 2018.

“Our legacy models, the Kawasaki compact loaders, came to the North American market in 1985,” says Sam Shelton, marketing manager for Hitachi. “As Hitachi, we have introduced the ZW30-5b, ZW50-5b, ZW80-5b, and ZW120-6 to the market. All of the models are DPF free and have been well received.”

To read the full article featuring Hitachi’s ZW Compact Loaders in the January 2020 issue of Compact Equipment Magazine, click here.

Or check out the full January 2020 issue, featuring the ZW80-5b on the cover, here.