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18.8 kW
Net Power
3,770 - 4,170 kg
Operating Weight
0.04 - 0.15 m3
Bucket ISO Heaped
3,060 - 3,460 mm
Max Dig Depth

Hitachi ZX38U-6

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  • Specifications
  • Net Power: 18.8 kW
  • Operating Weight: 3,770 - 4,170 kg
  • Bucket ISO Heaped: 0.04 - 0.15 m3
  • Max Dig Depth: 3,060 - 3,460 mm
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  • Specifications
  • Net Power: 18.8 kW
  • Operating Weight: 3,770 - 4,170 kg
  • Bucket ISO Heaped: 0.04 - 0.15 m3
  • Max Dig Depth: 3,060 - 3,460 mm

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The ZX38U-6 has been developed to offer the highest level of operator comfort and operate with exceptional efficiency. Its powerful Stage V-compliant engine requires no after-treatment device, which helps to reduce maintenance time and costs. Suitable for use with a variety of attachments, it is ideal for a wide range of projects, including rental, utilities, foundation work, landscaping, indoor demolition and construction.


4-cycle water-cooled, direct injection
Rated Power
ISO 14396
18.8 kW at 2,400 min-1
Maximum torque
91.6 Nm at 1,000 min-1
Piston displacement
1.642 L
Bore and stroke
88 mm x 90 mm
1 x 12 V / 55 Ah
Hydraulic System
Main System:
Maximum Oil Flow
2 x 38.4 L/min
1 x 22.8 L/min
Pilot Pump:
Maximum Oil Flow
10.8 L/min
Relief Valve Settings:
Implement Circuit
Swing Circuit
Travel Circuit
Pilot circuit
24.5 MPa
18.6 MPa
24.5 MPa
3.9 MPa
Drive, Swing and Dig
Travel Speeds:
0 to 4.3 km/h
0 to 2.8 km/h
9.1 min-1 (rpm)
6.0 kNm
Max Digging Depth
3,060 - 3,460 mm
Service Capacities
Fuel tank
42.0 L
Engine coolant
3.9 L
Engine oil
7.2 L
Travel device (each side)
0.6 L
Hydraulic system
56.0 L
Hydraulic oil tank
32.0 L

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At Hitachi we aim to help keep your investment operating safely and in peak performance 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.

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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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