A beautiful machine
Thierry Le Brun started working as an operator in 1988 and has spent the past eight years with Kerleroux. He didn’t have the opportunity to operate a Hitachi machine for the company before, but the choice of excavator on this occasion was his, and he really wanted a Zaxis-7 excavator. As part of the decision-making process, Thierry was able to try out a Hitachi ZX300LC-7 at Cobemat’s local branch at Servon-sur-Vilaine: “I immediately liked the power, smooth operation and the comfort of the cab.”
One of the ZX250LCN’s first assignments was a three-week project to prepare a new 6,949m2 housing development, including the utilities for 16 plots (from 312 to 762m2) in the village of Plouguin, 20km to the northwest of the city of Brest. This is a typical site for Kerleroux, and therefore an excellent project for the new excavator and machine control system to demonstrate their capabilities.
“My impression of the ZX250LCN-7 is that it’s smooth and precise thanks to the hydraulics, as well as being powerful, stable and very comfortable – it’s all about the total package… a beautiful machine,” explains Thierry. “I appreciate the space inside the cab, and the synchronised motion of the seat and console.
“The visibility of the job site is excellent from the cab, not just the front view, but also to the side and rear, and the bird’s-eye view, thanks to the cameras. This makes it very safe to operate on relatively small sites such as this. The monitor is easy to use and I access it to connect my phone to Bluetooth and change attachments. This machine is top of the line with all of the latest technologies.”