Hitachi’s ZW550-6 wheel loader is designed for the heaviest applications, including tough rock and high volumes of dirt. The 104,000-pound loader runs on a 512-horsepower Isuzu engine that meets Tier 4 Final requirements with no diesel particulate filter and is designed to reduce fuel consumption. Operators can further save on fuel with auto-shutdown and the lockup transmission. A new Power Mode boosts engine rpms by 10% with the flip of a switch on the steering joystick for extra rimpull and breakout force when digging in heavy piles, as well as extra power for climbing steep grades with a full load, faster bucket lifts, and faster acceleration on flat surfaces.

To see the full article on the ZW550-6, check out the July 2019 issue of Equipment World Magazine.