Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV (HCME) highlights its 50th anniversary at Bauma this year, and showcases a wide variety of products and services reflecting its theme: ‘Celebrating success, building our future’.
There are 20 machines on the 4,000m2 display, including four new zero-emission excavators: the ZX23U-6EB, ZX55U-6EB, ZX85US-6EB and ZX135-7EB. Capable of operating with lithium-ion batteries or cable, they are quieter and require less maintenance than diesel-powered alternatives. Two new compact Zaxis-7 excavators, the ZX95US-7 and ZX95USB-7, make their European debut, and deliver exceptional power, comfort and versatility.
Another debut is the new compact wheeled excavator. The ZX95W-7 offers exceptional agility with the choice of two or four-wheel steering, and has a short turning radius and swing boom for confined spaces.
New models also appear in the special application category. Developed with KTEG, the ZX390TC-7 and ZX400MC-7 have been specially designed for heavy-duty applications and demolition job sites. And the ZX130LCN-7 super long front and ZX350-7 with clamshell telescopic arm are the first Zaxis-7 models of their kind to be shown to European customers.
Completing the excavator line-up are several medium, wheeled and large models from the existing -7 range. The popular Zaxis machines are joined by three ZW-7 wheel loaders, including two new models – the ZW250-7 and ZW160-7 – on show for the first time. These join the ZW310-7 in being renowned for outstanding operator comfort and safety, and high levels of productivity.
A unique highlight is the specially refurbished UH04 model from 1976. This is a symbol of Hitachi’s heritage in manufacturing hydraulic excavators that have become globally renowned for reliability.
In addition to the impressive machine line-up, HCME presents a range of digital solutions and services to visitors at stand FN.718. These include 2D and 3D machine control and guidance solutions, remote monitoring tools, and two new site management developments from HCM in Japan. Hitachi Premium Rental and Premium Used equipment, parts and remanufactured components, buckets and ground-engaging tools, also have a presence on the stand.
Visitors can attend several keynote presentations held during the event on topics such as zero-emission machines, autonomy, job-site connectivity and the future of construction, given by industry experts and HCME personnel.
“We’re proud to participate at Bauma 2022 during our 50th year in Europe,” says HCME President Takaharu Ikeda. “This is one of the many highlights of our anniversary activities, and we are enjoying celebrating our successes with our customers, dealers, and partners. We are also looking forward to the decades to come, with our new equipment, solutions and services, with which we hope to build our future.”