FOCUS Magazine Fall 2021 magazine coverFOCUS magazine, first published in 2003, was inspired by a team of Kawasaki dealer personnel, satisfied customers and an eager Kawasaki marketing team who wanted to bring compelling stories, tips and industry news to wheel loader users throughout North America. Fifteen years later, our goals remain the same, our focus renewed with the global vision of Hitachi.

With 19 wheel loaders in a range of sizes in their fleet, the machines that keep the six companies that make up RJ Smith and USA Civil working and growing also ensure the family businesses work seamlessly across companies to deliver any customer solution. Richard Smith says the business is attracting young, ambitious people, and they are developing the next generation of managers. Check out their approach to using Hitachi loaders to benefit their people and their customers.

With a mindset toward educating the Tampa area about the value and benefits of native plants, Troy Springer of landscaping firm Springer Environmental leverages his relationship with Great Southern Equipment to share his passion. Developing a smart rental strategy, Springer partners with the dealer to use ZW50 and ZW80 wheel loaders to carry and place tall pines and sable palms. Check out how Hitachi simplifies the task.

Advanced technology, superior comfort, enhanced design and more are at the forefront of the new ZW100-6 wheel loader. This compact yet powerful loader is designed to handle a range of applications from landscaping; heavy construction; excavation work; water, sewer and pipeline construction; highway and road construction; and agricultural work. Read more about the ZW100-6, which features a Tier 4 Final certified engine that does not require a DPF, reducing fuel consumption and maintenance costs.

Managing costs is more streamlined than ever with Hitachi’s After Sales Solutions. Modernize, upgrade, and renew aging equipment to manage their total cost of ownership. Discover how After Sales Solutions can make a difference in your bottom line.

After more than three decades of partnership, Hitachi and John Deere will end their joint venture manufacturing excavators for North and South America in early 2022. Beginning Spring 2022, Hitachi will manufacture and distribute its own excavators. Alan Quinn, CEO, Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas Inc., explains what the new venture means for the company.