The Editors of Construction Equipmentmagazine has named the Hitachi ZW550-6 wheel loader to their prestigious “Top 100” new products of the past year.

One of the industry’s most respected trade publications, Construction Equipmenthas been compiling its list of the year’s most significant and innovative new product launches for nearly 30 years.

The ZW550-6 was the first of the new Dash-6 Series of loaders to be announced by Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders America. Formally announced in March 2019, the Dash-6 loaders represent a new line of durable, high performance machines engineered to meet the needs of the most demanding equipment fleets. The ZW550-6 weighs in 104,000 lbs., powered by a 512 HP engine, generating 83,460 ft-lb of breakout force. Buyers can choose either an 8.2-yard or 9-yard bucket as standard equipment.

Built to handle the heaviest loading applications in quarry, aggregate and mine fleets, the ZW550-6 introduces joystick steering as standard along with smart technology such as traction control, ride control, auto power-up and an operator-friendly LCD color monitor. All Dash-6 models are also equipped with Hitachi’s ConSite telematics remote reporting system, which will be demonstrated live at CONEXPO 2020. 

Complete details on ZW550-6 features and specifications are available here.