Hitachi has unveiled the ZW180-7 (video), a smaller next-generation model from its Stage V-compliant wheel loader range, which has been carefully designed to appeal to both owners and operators. With industry-leading safety features and unrivalled comfort in the cab, operators feel in complete control of their workspace. Owners benefit from the new model’s exceptional efficiency and maximum uptime, as this gives them greater control over their profit as well as their fleet, thanks to remote monitoring tools and services provided by Hitachi.
Feel the difference
After spending the day in the spacious, fully redesigned cab, operators will feel refreshed rather than fatigued, and satisfied at their ability to work more productively. The ZW180-7 epitomises the ultimate in comfort, with some of the lowest noise and vibration levels in the market. Much consideration has been given to easy operation with the improved seat with mounted electric pilot control leavers, ergonomic multifunction lever, anti-slip steering wheel, 40% larger and fully adjustable armrest with integrated controller and convenient side switch panel. The hi-res screen is also easier to view.
Operators will also feel secure in the cab of the new ZW180-7 – the safest machine in the market – thanks to superb all-round visibility and intelligent systems. With the Aerial Angle camera system, they have an exceptional 270-degree bird’s-eye view of the job site and can work confidently in challenging conditions with the full LED work lights package. If anything is close to the rear of the machine, they are alerted immediately by the rear obstacle detection and warning system.
Improve profit and maximise uptime
Owners will be able to increase their profits due to the impressive fuel economy, efficiency, and versatility of the ZW180-7. This model can be used on a wide range of applications, with three types of lift arms available: standard, high and parallel.
Faster and more efficient short loading operations due to the Approach Speed Control feature, which reduces fuel consumption by 16%, further satisfy owners’ requirements. Productivity is boosted by reduced cycle times gained by the auto power up function. This automatically increases the RPM to maintain travel speed on inclines.
The performance and traction force of the ZW180-7 have also been enhanced by significant improvements to the engine torque. This results in easier bucket filling, faster cycle times, and higher productivity with reduced fuel consumption.
The new ZW-7 model 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 ZW180-7 is built with durable components, intelligent prevention systems and easy maintenance features such as the improved cooling package. The use of high-quality Hitachi buckets, customised to suit the application, and robust ground engaging tools that are easy to install and replace, further maximises uptime.
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.
“With Hitachi ZW-7 wheel loaders, we put our customers firmly in control of their workspace, their business and their fleet,” says Bill Drougkas, Manager Product Management of Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV.
“The new ZW180-7 offers a superior experience in the cab and exceeds expectations in terms of efficiency and performance. By working in partnership with our customers – providing industry-leading equipment, innovative technology and wide-ranging after-sales support – we can help them to create their vision.”