Hitachi Construction Machinery is under new controlling ownership following Hitachi’s sale of 26% of its holding – valued at $1.6 billion – to Japanese trading company Itochu and private equity firm Japan International Partners. Continue reading “Hitachi sells controlling share of construction equipment business”
Expanding its range of connected machinery, Hitachi Construction Machinery is now offering its Zaxis-7 excavators ranging from 10 to 50 tonnes with factory-fitted 2D and 3D machine control solutions from Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon. Continue reading “Hitachi Construction unveils 2D and 3D machine control for excavators”
Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders America discusses plans for the future.
Hitachi Construction Machinery (HCM) and Deere & Co. have announced plans to dissolve their joint venture in the Americas. The dissolution will be completed on February 28, 2022. At the same time, HCM announced that Continue reading “Hitachi, Deere joint venture to be dissolved”
Hitachi has unveiled the second phase of its Zaxis-7 range of medium excavators with the launch of the new Stage V-compliant ZX160-7 and ZX180-7 models, both of which are said to offer an enhanced operator experience and deliver the efficiency and versatility that will provide Continue reading “Hitachi introduces Stage-V compliant ZX160-7 and ZX180-7 excavators”
Realizing a low cost, maximum load capacity, and high operation rate by the dynamic charging system with trolley
Tokyo, 23 June 2021 —Hitachi Construction Machinery (TSE: 6305; “Hitachi Construction Machinery”) and ABB today announced that they have signed a collaboration agreement to develop an engineless, full battery Continue reading “Hitachi Mining Joint Development of an Engine-less, Full Battery Rigid Dump Truck with ABB”
Hitachi has unveiled the ZW220-7, it first Stage V-compliant wheel loader. The new machine is said to put operators in complete control of their workspace with industry-leading safety features and comfort in the cab.
With an operating weight of 18,190–19,450kg and net power of 157kW Continue reading “Hitachi unveils first next-gen wheel loader”
Continuing our coverage celebrating International Women’s Day on Monday, in this post we take a look back at Australian business Lendlease’s first all-female crew of operators who were deployed onto a jobsite back in 2018.
Continue reading “All Female Crew Lead the Way: #IWD2021”
Finnish mining business Terrafame has entered into an agreement with equipment dealer Rotator Oy to renew the existing Hitachi mining equipment at their Sotkamo mine in Northern Finland during 2022–2025.
There is always an air of excitement when a new excavator specifically designed for demolition applications is introduced to the market.
Witness the Caterpillar 352 UHD machine. A year ago it was being demonstrated for the first time at the US National Demolition Association Live Demo event in Austin, Texas. Last November it earned the recognition of the World Demolition Awards international judging panel in winning the event’s Manufacturer Innovation Plant and Equipment category. At the Continue reading “Excavators – designed for demolition”
These are the top 10 leaders in construction vehicles
Because of the rigor and repetition inherent in construction work, this industry is highly suitable for the application of autonomous vehicles (AVs). Continue reading “These are the top 10 leaders in construction vehicles”
Machines built to move large amounts of heavy materials can still be both refined and intelligent…
It’s fair to say that compact excavators have received the lion’s share of press attention in recent years – largely due to the sudden proliferation of zero- Continue reading “Excavators: A closer look at bigger diggers”
Hitachi has unveiled its next generation of Zaxis-7 large excavators. The new ZX490LCH-7, ZX530LCH-7, ZX690LCH-7 and ZX890LCH-7 Stage-V compliant models have an industry-leading cab with first-class comfort Continue reading “Hitachi presents new generation of large excavators”
Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV (HCME) is expanding its distribution network in Italy to have a closer connection to customers. Effective as of 1 December, the new structure will enable the manufacturer to offer quicker and more efficient support, and to gain better insights into the demand for future development in one of its largest European markets.
Continue reading “Hitachi expands distribution network in Italy”
According to data specialist Off-Highway Research, the global market for wheeled loaders reached almost 200,000 unit sales last year. Though these machines may move the Earth, the pace at which they are evolving is moving at different speeds around the world, as different markets have distinct requirements.
Japanese manufacturer Hitachi is a global original equipment manufacturer (OEM) that has seen different trends in customer demand from region to region, and often country to country. Continue reading “Wheeled loaders: Loads of potential”
Excavators remain the number one piece of construction machinery sold around the world. In 2018, more than 450,000 units were sold globally – with this year expected to break a total sales figure of over 400,000 units – according to figures by specialist research company, Off-Highway Research.
The machine quite literally shapes the landscape on which the construction industry builds, and although excavators come in many different sizes, this article will focus on the medium to larger sized excavator segment. Continue reading “Medium and large excavators: efficiency is everything”
They are till over 10,000 hp strong, have wheels up to 4 meters in diameter and weigh more than a Boeing 747. They are not allowed to enter public roads, because they would require three lanes. These are the ten largest dumptrucks in the world… Continue reading “These are the ten largest trucks in the world”
The latest Zaxis-6 range of Hitachi mini excavators can now be connected to Hitachi Construction Machinery’s remote monitoring system, Global e-Service. This allows owners access to operational data on their machines, which in turn helps to increase productivity, enhance efficiency, maximize availability and reduce running costs.
The European wheeled loader market is relatively buoyant, according to specialist market research and forecasting company Off-Highway Research, with sales of machines over 60kW currently running at just above 10,000 units per year in Western Europe – the best demand has been since the global financial crisis a decade ago.
This puts the value of the market at some US$2.15 billion (€1.9 billion).
Within Europe, the major markets are largely what one would expect – Germany accounts for some 25% of demand and, together with France, Italy and the UK, these big four represent about 60% of regional sales. Continue reading “Wheeled loaders: A healthy load”
Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV is to accelerate the growth of its dealer rental initiative in Europe after a successful first year in which 375 machines have entered dealer fleets.
Under its ‘Premium Rental’ programme, Hitachi is buying machines and providing them to dealers to offer for medium and long term rentals. The programme was started in Spring last year. Continue reading “Hitachi accelerates rental programme”
Hitachi has joined forces with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to develop technologies for mining equipment.
The two companies will collaborate on research and development projects in artificial intelligence (AI), security, material tracking, urban systems, Internet of Things (IoT) sensing, autonomous systems and more.