A Simple, Safe and Productive Solution
Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas Inc. (HCMA) recently announced the debut of the ZW30 T4F compact wheel loader. The Hitachi compact loaders have earned a reputation for being easy to operate and safe. “I am very happy that we made the investment to have a closed cab. I am sure I will appreciate it even more as winter settles in. The cab is very comfortable, yet still offers tremendous visibility,” says Carmine Capobianco of Glen Head, New York-based Big Valley Nursery.
The ZW30 features an even half-cubic-yard bucket, making it ideal for landscape supply operations, nurseries and other applications calling for precise measurements. However, like its larger Hitachi loader counterparts, the ZW30 handles snow and cleanup operations equally as well. The Kubota engine is powerful and reliable. In conjunction with the responsive hydrostatic transmission, limited slip differentials and rear axle oscillation, this compact loader handles and travels well, no matter how tough the terrain.
In addition to the smooth operation, operators will appreciate the cab environment, which offers excellent visibility, standard air conditioning, adjustable suspension seat and an easy-read dashboard monitor panel.
Additional standard equipment includes a universal quick coupler, sliding windows on both doors, access on both sides of the cab with easy access steps and automatic parking brake system.
Overall, the ZW30 T4F provides a powerful and light footprint with basic specs that include .5 yd³ bucket capacity, 25 hp T4F Kubota engine, operating weight of 7,310 pounds and breakout force of 4,630 pounds.
Simple and seamless solutions
Importantly, all the Hitachi compact wheel loaders are Tier 4F certified with only a diesel oxidation catalyst to control emissions. This sets Hitachi apart from many other compact loaders by offering a simple operation with no complex and expensive emission diesel particulate filters to plug, regenerate, maintain or replace. There’s also no selective catalytic reduction to feed with diesel exhaust fluid. Plus, longer maintenance intervals with standard 500-hour engine oil changes and Hitachi’s patented HN oil impregnated bushings offer forgiveness if the operator misses a pin greasing service.
The Hitachi compact wheel loaders can offer as much as 10 times the tire life of skid steers and track loaders. Furthermore, these compact wheel loaders save a third on fuel cost and will continue to be productive and long outlive those other machines – in some cases by a factor of two or three times. All that cost savings goes directly to your bottom line. Hitachi delivers dump heights, bucket loads, travel speeds and visibility that other machines cannot touch. With all these benefits, Hitachi compact wheel loaders will pay for themselves in fuel, tire and life expectancy many times over.
This story first appeared in Hitachi’s Winter 2020 issue of FOCUS magazine, also available as a PDF, here on our website.