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Maximise your uptime with the Hitachi ZX160-7 and ZX180-7

Monday, July 05, 2021

The new Zaxis-7 range of medium excavators puts owners and operators firmly in control. The new ZX160-7 and ZX180-7 Stage-V compliant models offer an enhanced operator experience, and their efficiency and versatility provide owners with opportunities to increase profits and reduce costs.

Improve your profit

Owners will benefit from the impressive fuel economy of the new-look ZX160-7 and ZX180-7 excavators. Up to 7% less fuel consumption is achieved over previous models thanks to Hitachi’s industry-leading HIOS IV hydraulic system and improvements made to the travel device.

Operators can also control fuel efficiency and reduce costs by using the new ECO gauge. This is clearly visible on the multifunctional colour LCD 8” monitor. In addition, owners can boost their profits by working on a wider range of projects thanks to the excellent versatility of Zaxis-7 excavators.

Both models are available with mono or two-piece boom. The ZX180-7 is available with a long undercarriage (LC) for optimal stability and narrow (LCN) for easy transportation. The reduced swing radius of the ZX180-7 also makes it suitable for working in confined spaces, while different attachments are quickly changed using the enhanced attachment support system on the monitor.

Feel the difference

Hitachi’s redesigned, state-of-the-art Zaxis-7 excavator cab is the perfect working environment for operators. The ultra-spacious ZX160-7 and ZX180-7 offer an industry-leading, first-class cab with the ultimate in comfort and quality, as well as some of the lowest noise levels in the market and 16% less vibration than the previous generation.

Easy operation comes from the new ergonomic design of the console and switches, and convenient access to controls. Operators can navigate quickly through the menu on the 8” LCD monitor with the multifunctional controller. The hi-res anti-glare screen is also easier to view, and the refreshed layout offers a clear display and desirable functionality – such as air conditioning, DAB+ radio and Bluetooth®.

Increase safety

To protect operators – and the machine itself – from potential hazards, the new Hitachi Zaxis-7 excavators offer a superior view of the job site. The visibility from the cab includes an exceptional 270-degree bird’s-eye view with the Aerial Angle camera system. Safety is enhanced by the reduced swing radius of the ZX180-7 – the upper structure is 340mm shorter than the previous ZX190LC-6 model.

Boost uptime

Tested rigorously at dedicated facilities in Japan, Hitachi Zaxis-7 machines are built to last and to significantly boost uptime. A wide range of durable new components have been fitted to the ZX160-7 and ZX180-7, such as improved hose clamps to prevent oil and water leaks, which reduces unscheduled downtime. To further maximise uptime, easy maintenance and cleaning features have been prioritised.

Fleet management

To enable owners to feel in total control of their fleet and workload, Hitachi offers a wide range of after-sales services, including access to vital data and tools. Remote monitoring systems Owner’s Site and ConSite send operational data via GPRS or satellite from the excavator to Global e-Service on a daily basis. ConSite summarises the information in a monthly email, and the ConSite Pocket app shows real-time alerts should any issues arise.  

A unique innovation continuously monitors the quality of engine and hydraulic oil, 24/7. Data is transmitted daily via two oil sensors to Global e-Service. These detect if the oil quality has deteriorated, to which both the owner and their local dealer will be alerted. This provides customers with peace of mind on the condition of their excavators, and reduces maintenance and unscheduled downtime.

Create your vision

“We’re delighted to introduce the second phase of Zaxis-7 medium excavators to our customers,” says Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV Product Manager Excavators, Wilbert Blom. “They have been designed and engineered to help operators and owners to create their vision. Through our products, people, solutions and services, Hitachi is empowering customers to take control of their world.”