Keith Gribbins, publisher at Compact Equipment, previewed the Hitachi ZX26U-5N and ZX50U-5N mini excavators at an event in Pine Mountain, Georgia. At the same event, Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas Inc. (HCMA) teased a total of eight mini excavators coming to the Americas soon, ranging from 1.7 to 8.5 metric tons.
Here’s a summary of what Gribbins had to say:
The nimble ZX26U-5N mini excavator is only 4 feet, 11 inches (1.50 m) wide, so it’s perfect for cramped urban construction and easy transport from job site to job site. In a larger format, the Hitachi ZX50U-5N mini excavator offers two operational modes: The power mode provides higher engine speeds for most general digging work, while the economy mode reduces engine speed for lighter digging jobs.
Overall, both the ZX50U-5N and ZX26U-5N are interesting new units to the American marketplace, which is craving more mini excavators right now. The next big move? You can read his full article and watch his video deep dive for more details.