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296 kW (ISO14396)
Net Power
49 500 – 51 200 kg
Operating Weight
2.10 – 2.50 m3
Bucket ISO Heaped

Hitachi ZX490LCH-7

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  • Specifications
  • Net Power: 296 kW (ISO14396)
  • Operating Weight: 49 500 – 51 200 kg
  • Bucket ISO Heaped: 2.10 – 2.50 m3
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  • Specifications
  • Net Power: 296 kW (ISO14396)
  • Operating Weight: 49 500 – 51 200 kg
  • Bucket ISO Heaped: 2.10 – 2.50 m3

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The ZX490-7 large excavator offers exceptional reliability, efficiency and productivity, enabling you to increase your profits and reduce running costs. The Stage-V compliant model has an industry-leading cab with first-class comfort and safety features.

Discover the benefits

  • Up to 11% reduced fuel consumption compared to previous models.
  • Enhanced efficiency due to Hitachi’s industry-leading hydraulic system, HIOS V.
  • Higher productivity thanks to improved front speed and increased engine output.
  • Reduced noise and low vibration levels in the cab provide a more comfortable working environment.


Engine & Hydraulic System
Engine model
Isuzu 6WG1
Engine emissions
EU Stage V
Engine type
4-cycle water-cooled, common rail direct injection
Variable geometry turbocharged, intercooled, cooled EGR
DOC, CSF and SCR system
No. of cyclinders
Piston displacement
15.681 L
Rated power ISO 14396
296 kW at 1 800 min-1
Maximum torque
2 050 Nm at 1 300 min-1
Main pumps
2 variable displacement axial piston pumps
Maximum oil flow
2 x 385 L/min
Pilot pump
1 gear pump
Maximum oil flow pilot pump
30 L/min
Bucket & arm digging force
Bucket digging force ISO
300 / 302 kN
Arm crowd force ISO
225 / 265 / 304 kN
Operating weight & ground pressure
Shoe type
double / triple grouser
Shoe width
600 / 750 / 900 mm
Arm length
2.5 / 2.9 / 3.4 m
Operating weight
50 400 - 52 200 kg
Ground pressure
59 - 86 kPA
Working ranges
Arm length
2.5 - 3.4 m
Max. digging reach
10 460 - 11 990 mm
Max. digging depth
5 790 - 7 700 mm
Max. dumping height
7 320 - 7 720 mm
Undercarriage length
5 330 mm
Undercarriage width
3 020 - 3 820 mm
Overall width of upperstructure
3 480 mm
Overall height of cab
3 520 mm
Overall width
3 840 mm

Comprehensive Support as Standard

Support Chain

At Hitachi we aim to help keep your investment operating safely and in peak condition at all times, to minimise downtime and protect the high residual value associated with the Hitachi product. The services, facilities and products available through the Hitachi Support Chain will help to achieve this, keeping your machine working at its maximum potential.

Fleet Management

Hitachi utilises sophisticated on-board monitoring technology to collect vital, real time data for efficient operation of your machine, including fuel efficiency, CO2 emissions and idling time.

And now with CONSITE the revolutionary new complimentary customer support tool from Hitachi, a consolidated report can be delivered straight to your inbox.

Peace of Mind

When purchasing a technologically advanced Hitachi product, you can buy safe in the knowledge that your purchase can be backed by an optional unique service and extended warranty program – SOLAS:

  • ervice by Hitachi trained engineers
  • nly genuine and approved parts
  • ife of contract annual inspections
  • ll-round cover
  • econd-hand value enhancement with full dealer service history

When purchasing machinery and equipment for construction projects, it always pays to have a solid financial foundation. Whatever your needs – new or used equipment, a single unit or an entire fleet – you can find flexible finance solutions from Hitachi Capital tailored to your business requirements.

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Talk to us!  If you have a question or would like to make an enquiry, please call us on 0191 430 8400 or use the contact form and we will call you back within 24hrs (or first thing Monday if it’s a weekend).

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