Hitachi introduces a new next-generation model from its Stage V-compliant wheel loader range at Bauma. The ZW160-7 has been designed to put operators in complete control of their workspace with industry-leading safety features and unrivalled comfort in the cab. Owners will feel in total control of their profit – thanks to its versatility, low total cost of ownership and exceptional efficiency – as well as their fleet and workload, due to remote monitoring tools and services provided by Hitachi.
Feel the difference
The ability to work safely is vital, not only for the operator’s wellbeing, but also for the successful completion of any project. The new ZW160-7 is ideal in this respect, as it’s the safest machine in the market, thanks to superb all-round visibility and intelligent systems.
To protect the operator and machine from potential hazards, it allows a superior view from all angles – especially with the excellent visibility to the rear and either side of the narrow engine hood. With the Aerial Angle camera system, operators also have an exceptional 270-degree bird’s-eye view of the job site, while the rear obstacle detection and warning system alerts them immediately if anything is close to the rear of the machine. With the new speed reduction option, the machine automatically slows down when an object or person is detected nearby.
After working a full shift in the spacious, fully redesigned cab, operators will feel less tired and more satisfied at their ability to work more productively. The ZW160-7 epitomises the ultimate in comfort, with some of the lowest noise and vibration levels in the market. It is especially easy to use thanks to features such as the improved seat with mounted electric pilot control leavers, new monitor controller and convenient side switch panel.
Improve profit and maximise uptime
Owners will be able to increase their profits due to the exceptional versatility, low total cost of ownership and improved tipping load of the ZW160-7. It offers exceptional loading performance with three lift arm types available: standard, high and parallel. High levels of productivity are ensured by fast cycle times, a high breakout force and loading capacity, and improved acceleration on inclines thanks to sensors installed on several machine components. The RPM are automatically increased thanks to the auto power up function, which maintains the machine’s travel speed when moving uphill. As a result, the reduced cycle times enhance productivity and reduce fuel consumption.
Operators can also reduce fuel consumption by adjusting the traction force, based on the application, using the new traction control system of the ZW160-7. This also eliminates tyre wear and improves productivity, regardless of ground conditions.
In addition, the newly introduced deceleration system adjusts the effectiveness of the hydrostatic transmission when the accelerator pedal is released.
Faster and more efficient short loading operations due to the Approach Speed Control feature further satisfy owners’ requirements. The new ZW-7 model also loads trucks more accurately, saving time and money, using the payload monitoring system. In addition, operators can monitor the fuel consumption thanks to the new ECO gauge and performance can be improved with several adjustable functions.
An ultra-reliable performance to significantly boost uptime is possible because the ZW160-7 is built with durable components such as the axles and frame, intelligent prevention systems and easy maintenance features. This can be further maximised by the use of high-quality Hitachi buckets, customised to suit the application, and robust ground engaging tools that are easy to install and replace.
Total control and support
To support owners and operators throughout the life cycle of the new ZW-7 wheel loaders, Hitachi provides a wide range of after-sales services, and access to vital data and tools so they can manage their machine effectively. These include remote monitoring systems, Owner’s Site and ConSite (part of Global e-Service), and the ConSite Pocket app, which help to monitor performance, track location and plan maintenance.
“We were excited to present the new ZW160-7 wheel loader at Bauma this year,” says Bill Drougkas, Manager Product Management of Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV. “Built to the highest quality standards, it is highly versatile and will significantly boost productivity and profitability on general construction, waste handling, and agricultural applications.”
Engine maximum power 126 kW
Operating weight SLA 12 910 – 13 190 kg
Operating weight PLA 13 110 – 13 600 kg
Bucket capacity (heaped) 2.0 – 3.6 m3