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Digging deeper with Hitachi Zaxis-7 special applications
UK-based Synergy Plant Hire has taken delivery of five Hitachi Zaxis-7 excavators with clamshell telescopic arms to maximise productivity and efficiency on a variety of below-ground excavation projects. The four ZX350-7 special application models, constructed in and shipped directly from Japan, will be ideal for working on the HS2 high-speed railway network linking up London, the Midlands, the North and Scotland.