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Developed U06 cable-operated shovel and started the mass production of construction machinery.
Launched U106 cable-operated shovel, the first in the world to employ fluid couplings. U106 cable-operated shovel
Launched UH03, the first hydraulic excavator in Japan made purely with domestic technologies.
Launched UH06 as the first mid-class hydraulic excavator in the industry.
Launched WS100 articulated wheel loader.
Launched KH150 (40t lifting capacity), the world’s first fully hydraulic crawler crane.
Launched UH20 the largest Japanese-made hydraulic loading shovel (at the time). Equipped UH20 with a horizontal extruding mechanism, a proprietary Hitachi technology.
Delivered UH801 Ultra-large Hydraulic Excavator, the largest in the world (at the time), for mining to North America.
Launched UH-7 series of hydraulic excavators with smooth compound action and low fuel consumption.
Launched Landy EX series of hydraulic excavators incorporating electronic control (received Energy-Efficient Machinery Award and Machinery Industrial Design Award).
Developed and launched EX3500 Ultra-large Hydraulic Excavator, the largest in the world (at the time).
Launched LX series of wheel loaders, marking Hitachi Construction Machinery’s full-scale entry into the wheel loader market.
Established Dejima Works (now Kasumigaura Works) in Kasumigaura-shi, Ibaraki Prefecture to produce steering and traveling reduction gears for hydraulic excavators.
Started sales of road construction machinery.
Launched Super Landy EX-2 series of hydraulic excavators employing electronic control.
Launched HR420 Mobile Crusher, marking the entry into the environmental product market.
Launched CX500 Crawler Crane.
Established Hefei Hitachi Excavators Co., Ltd. (now Hitachi Construction Machinery (China) Co., Ltd.) in Anhui Province, China.
Launched Landy V EX-5 series of hydraulic excavators.
Launched EX225USR-5 Hydraulic Excavator with a small backing turning circle.
Developed EX5500 Ultra-large Hydraulic Excavator, the largest in the world (at the time).
Launched ZAXIS series of hydraulic excavators
Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) N.V. established Amsterdam Works in the Netherlands and commenced production.
Developed EX8000 Ultra-large Hydraulic Excavator, the largest made in Japan and one of the largest in the world.
Launched hydraulic excavators of ZAXIS-3 series (received 2006 Good Design Award and 2007 iF Design Award).
In Hitachinaka-shi, Ibaraki Prefecture, established Hitachinaka-rinko Works as a production site for mining machinery, and established Hitachinaka Works as an equipment and component production site. Both sites commenced operations.
Launched EH3500AC-II, one of the largest Japanese-made rigid dump trucks.
Established Hitachi Construction Machinery Eurasia Manufacturing LLC in Russia.
Launched ZH200-A Hybrid Hydraulic Excavator, which combines hybrid mechanisms with energy-efficient hydraulic systems to achieve fuel efficiency and practicality (received Good Design Award).
Split off construction machinery sales and service business in Japan and consolidated under Hitachi Construction Machinery REC Co., Ltd., and established Hitachi Construction Machinery Japan Co., Ltd.
Launched ASTACO NEO ZX135TF-3, a culmination of Hitachi Construction Machinery’s robot technologies.
Launched EH5000AC-3, one of the largest Japanese-made rigid dump trucks that is equipped with Advanced Vehicle Stabilization Controls.
Launched ZW-5 series, wheel loaders equipped with Active Engine Control that controls the engine RPM.