The New Hitachi EX1200-5 Large Hydraulic Excavator
Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd., announces the release on February 7 of the EX1200-5 large hydraulic excavator, a model change of the EX1100-3 which improves work, comfort and maintenance functions (standard backhoe type, bucket capacity 5.0 cubic meters, operating weight 108 tons). This class of large hydraulic excavator is used in a wide range of applications such as quarries, mines and in civil engineering work; in the Japanese domestic market they are largely used in large quarries, limestone mining and large civil engineering projects. However, in the tight economic conditions in Japan today, there was a strong interest in improving basic performance, productivity, durability, maintenance and in reducing costs.
The EX1200-5 was created in response to requests such as these. Its working volume is fully 30 percent higher than the EX1100-3 and incorporates the most advanced functions available in a large hydraulic excavator, a new cast steel track center frame, a mechanism layout that simplifies maintenance, a standard automatic oil feed mechanism, the adoption of a highly effective liquid rubber anti-vibration system for the cab, the e-shovel function which allows the machine itself to accumulate operating information on loading and other functions (optional satellite communication available). Annual worldwide sales are targeted at 50 units.