Welcome to our summer edition of FOCUS magazine. FOCUS 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. Seventeen years later, our goals remain the same, our focus Renewed with the global vision of Hitachi.

Clearing snow for a car dealership requires agile equipment with good visibility, traction, and ease of operation. That’s why the Dan O’Brien Auto Group of New Hampshire and Massachusetts chose the Hitachi ZW50 wheel loader from Chappell Tractor to get the job done. The story about the challenges of snow removal with high-end merchandise on the lot is on page 3.

Big Creek Sand & Gravel, based in Borger, Texas, purchased two new Hitachi ZW330-6 wheel loaders for their sand and gravel operation. Read about how Charles Harvey, mine manager at Big Creek, chose to buy the new Hitachi equipment and how well it has performed under extreme conditions on page 5.

Hitachi is pleased to announce the launch of the powerful, efficient ZW330-6 wheel loader featuring DPF-free Tier 4 Final technology. See more about the ZW330-6 applications and features on page 8.

Despite the challenges of COVID-19, CONEXPOCONAGG 2020 was a huge success and the HCMA exhibit generated thousands of visitors throughout the event. The numbers and stats can be found on page 11.

Finally, we hope you and your family stay safe throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope you enjoy this edition of FOCUS as we strive to deliver the relevant news and information you have
come to expect.