Hitachi Excavators Summarized — 2021 Spec Guide

Hitachi excavator

A Half Dozen Minis with Both Cab and Canopy Options

Hitachi Construction and Mining Division, an operating division of John Deere Construction and Forestry Co., makes a wide variety of excavators ranging from compacts to massive machines used in mines and quarries — each built to the same high standards. The company’s current compact excavator lineup includes the ZX17U-5, ZX26U-5, ZX30U-5, ZX35U-5, ZX50U-5 and ZX60USB-5.

The ZX26U-5 features a fuel-efficient Yanmar engine that meets EPA Tier 4 Final emissions standards while being easy to maintain. As one of Hitachi’s smallest excavators, the ZX26U-5’s nimble frame packs powerful performance, enabling it to efficiently work where other machines cannot. Standard auxiliary hydraulic lines with selector valves plumbed to the arm simplify attachment use. Plus, maintenance is simplified with hinged door access and grouped service points. Of note, the ZX26U-5 is eligible as part of Hitachi’s ZX-tra Offer, which is a new, special financing offer on select ZX models to provide customers with extra savings while gaining the efficiency, reliability and durability that a Hitachi excavator offers. The ZX-tra Offer features low monthly payments, providing customers a path toward equipment ownership and growing their fleets. The ZX-tra Offer, which is running now until Oct. 31, 2021, includes the ZX26U-5 with a canopy or cab option.

The largest of Hitachi’s compact excavators is the ZX60USB-5, which weighs 13,547 lbs. With a Yanmar diesel engine that meets EPA Tier 4 Final emissions regulations and TF4 technology that employs field-proven cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) for reducing NOX, the ZX60USB-5 delivers efficiency. Its standard quick-coupler equipped boom-mounted auxiliary hydraulic lines make attachment hook-up a snap, and its wedge-style coupler enables quick changes and a wide variety of buckets and attachments, such as breakers and augers.

Hitachi’s compact excavators are all available with a canopy option. This provides a cost-effective alternative to the cab and helps customers control their total cost of ownership. Additionally, these excavators come with an extended standard full-machine warranty — two years after delivery or 2,000 hours, whichever comes first — so customers can keep working confidently.

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Advice to Buyers

“Each model has different key specifications to consider when it comes to operating weight, dig depth, lift capacity and attachments,” says Justin Steger, solutions marketing manager, site development and underground, Hitachi Construction and Mining Division. “Operating weight is important for ease of transportation. Consider a model with operating weight large enough to handle the work you typically do and is most easily transported between jobsites given the truck and trailer equipment in your fleet. Models that are easily transported from jobsite to jobsite get more work done and make more money.”

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