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Designed to please: Hitachi ZW180-7 loader

Digger Blogger | 11:00, Thu January 13 2022

The Hitachi ZW180-7 is a smaller next-generation model from the Japanese manufacturer’s Stage V wheeled loader range.

Hitachi says the ZW180-7 wheeled loader is designed to appeal to owners and operators equally. Operators will appreciate the “industry-leading safety features and unrivalled comfort in the cab”, Hitachi says, while owners will like its profit-maximising efficiency and uptime, thanks to remote monitoring tools.

The seat has been improved, with mounted electric pilot control leavers, ergonomic multifunction lever, anti-slip steering wheel, 40% larger and fully adjustable armrest with integrated controller and a handy side switch panel.

Hitachi claims this is “the safest machine in the market – thanks to superb all-round visibility and intelligent systems”. The Aerial Angle camera system provides a 270-degree bird’s-eye view of the site. If anything is close to the rear of the machine, the rear obstacle detection and warning system lets you know.

Improve profit and maximise uptime

Three types of lift arms available: standard, high and parallel.

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Productivity is boosted by reduced cycle times gained by the auto power up function. This automatically increases the revs to maintain travel speed on inclines. Performance and traction force have also been enhanced by improvements to the engine torque. This results in easier bucket filling, faster cycle times, and higher productivity with reduced fuel consumption, it is claimed.

Hitachi after-sales services include remote monitoring systems, Owner’s Site and ConSite (part of Global e-Service), and the ConSite Pocket app, which help to track location, monitor performance and plan maintenance.

“With Hitachi ZW-7 wheel loaders, we put our customers firmly in control of their workspace, their business and their fleet,” says Bill Drougkas, manager product management at Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe). “The new ZW180-7 offers a superior experience in the cab and exceeds expectations in terms of efficiency and performance. By working in partnership with our customers – providing industry-leading equipment, innovative technology and wide-ranging after-sales support – we can help them to create their vision.”




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