Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. announces the release on June 5 of the EX1200-5C large hydraulic excavator (standard backhoe type, with a bucket capacity of 5.0 cubic meters and an operating weight of 108 tons), which meets Class 2 emission standards.
The EX1200-5C replaces the EX1200-5, which was released in February 2001. Since its release, the EX1200-5 has won a solid, international reputation among user industries which employ it for a wide range of tasks that include rock crushing and quarrying, large-scale earthworks and demolition, collection and loading of scrap materials and dredging of harbors and rivers.
Building on the legacy of its predecessor, the EX1200-5C is equipped with a new engine that meets the Class 2 emission standards set by Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The EX1200-5C has also been made easier to maintain, through the provision of air-cleaner elements and airconditioner filters that can be used for longer periods before replacement.
The worldwide sales target for the EX1200-5C is 50 units a year.