Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders America (HCMA) took the opportunity during the Trimble Dimensions conference in Las Vegas to showcase its new wheel loader, the ZW310-6.
The loader comes with all elements you need on a machine built for high production, material moving applications. These including a lock-up transmission for fuel savings in the travel mode, a 360 degree panoramic view from the cab, ride control, optional joystick steering, a quick power switch for climbing hills, load sharing hydraulics, and a Z-link boom arm design for improved reach and clearance.
As far as specs, the bucket size options on the ZW310-6 range from 5.5 to 6.1 cubic yards, and the machine tips the scales at 53,310 to 54,390 pounds operating weight.
In addition to the suite of productivity elements, the ZW310-6 is also built for durability and ease of maintenance. A 285-horsepower, Tier 4 Final Cummins engine powers the unit, but does not need a diesel particulate filter (DPF), only a maintenance free diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC). Aluminum radiators improve resistance to corrosion. The boom arm, center pin, base mounted boom cylinder and section frame are all beefed up for strength and longevity.
Engine covers open fully for access to the engine, fluids and filters. The heated, air suspension operator’s seat comes standard. A rear view camera is also standard. Improvements to the cab insulating materials create a quieter and more productive operator environment.
Hitachi purchased KCM loaders from Kawasaki in 2016 and as of January 1 this year changed KCM’s name to Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders America. Hitachi plans to increase loader production and streamline its loader offering in North America. The company manufactures loaders in Japan; and in Newnan, Georgia.
If you are ready for a walk-around check out our video below from the Trimble Dimensions outdoor exhibit area.