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Intermat 2015: HITACHI construction equipment

17 Mar 15 Hitachi is displaying a selection of new and existing machines ranging from small hand-held compactors to its latest rigid dump-truck for mine and quarry use. At the small end, there is the new TMR65KDS walk-behind roller, part of a new line of light compaction equipment from Hitachi.

With only a 650mm drum width, these lightweight machines offer excellent manoeuvrability, says the manufacturer. A high level of linear pressure ensures optimal performance and a powerful compaction force.

Low overall height affords good visibility and safer working conditions for the operator, too.

Joining this machine are the ZV-R and XV-RLS vibratory rammers, part of a new range of light compaction equipment. Described by Hitachi as user-friendly and offering a high power output, these machines feature low-vibration handles and easy-to-maintain engine oil and air cleaners. Three new Hitachi mini-excavators are also making their debut at Intermat. According to Hitachi, the ZX17U-5, ZX19U-5 and ZX26U-5 are all more productive than any other brand of machine in their respective classes.

The two smaller machines are designed for use in confined spaces, being very narrow and compact. They feature tracks that can be expanded from a narrow 980mm width to 1.28m for greater stability. Other new models on display include two versions of a new 35 tonne excavator. The ZX350LC-5 long-reach excavator, designed for dredging and slope profiling job, has a maximum reach of more than 20m. The related ZX350LCH-5G is an EU Stage II compliant model designed for the African market.

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The largest machine on Hitachi’s stand is the EH1100-5 rigid dump truck, first seen at Conexpo-Con/Agg last year.

This article first appeared in the March 2015 issue of The Construction Index magazine. To read the full magazine online, click here.

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