Hitachi Mining Joint Development of an Engine-less, Full Battery Rigid Dump Truck with ABB

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 unveils first next-gen wheel loader

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”

All Female Crew Lead the Way: #IWD2021

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.
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Big Hitachi Kit Heads for Terrafame in Sotkamo

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.

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Excavators – designed for demolition

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

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These are the top 10 leaders in construction vehicles

Author / Editor: Seth Lambert / Nicole Kareta

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”

Excavators: A closer look at bigger diggers

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Cat says its new 336 excavator has the industry’s leading level of factory-fitted technology

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 presents new generation of large excavators

Hitachi expands distribution network in Italy

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.
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Wheeled loaders: Loads of potential

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.

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Hitachi’s ZW310 wheeled loader

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”

Medium and large excavators: efficiency is everything

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.

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The next generation: the new JCB 150X sizes up against sister model, the 220X

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”

These are the ten largest trucks in the world

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”

Hitachi CM Europe and ABAX connect mini excavators to HCM Global e-Service

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.

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Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV (HCME ) has teamed up with European telematics company ABAX for this new development.

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Wheeled loaders: A healthy load

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.

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Danfoss offers product, system and design solutions, specifically engineered for wheeled loaders

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 accelerates rental programme

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.

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A Hitachi ZW180-6 wheeled loader in the Premium Rental fleet.

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 and CSIRO to cooperate on research and development

Hitachi has joined forces with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to develop technologies for mining equipment.

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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.

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The future of earth-moving equipment

Earthmoving equipment is a staple of the construction industry, with a whole host of different machinery being used on earthmoving projects. This feature focuses specifically on excavators, rollers, backhoe loaders and the machine control used on these machines.

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Excavators being used in earthmoving projects need to be able to operate in all kinds of conditions

The world’s biggest original equipment manufacturer for the construction industry by sales revenue, Caterpillar, has recently launched two new 30 ton (27.2 tonne) next generation excavators – the 330 and 330 GC.

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Establishment of a Joint Venture Company to Develop Electric Construction Machinery for European Market

Tokyo, Japan, October 1, 2018 — Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. (TSE: 6305; “Hitachi Construction Machinery”) today announced it has formed an agreement with KTEG Kiesel Technologie Entwicklung GmbH (President: Toni Kiesel; “KTEG”),

Toni Kiesel, President of KTEG (left) and Hideshi Fukumoto (right), Vice President and Executive Officer of Hitachi Construction Machinery sign for establishment.

the group company of European Hitachi Construction Machinery’s distributor Kiesel GmbH (President: Toni Kiesel), to establish a new company
for developing electric construction machinery and the special application products for further expansion of the European market. Continue reading “Establishment of a Joint Venture Company to Develop Electric Construction Machinery for European Market”

Hitachi Construction Machinery acquires 33.3% equity in Acme Lift

US-based re-rental specialist Acme Lift Co. has announced that Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. Ltd. Group (HCM) has acquired a 33.3 percent share of the business.

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Revamped Hitachi factory opens

The official opening of a renovated mini and compact excavator factory by Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) – HCME – has taken place in Oosterhout, the Netherlands.

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The opening of the Oosterhout site

The new 8,000m2 facility is part of a modernisation programme which began in January this year. Hitachi said that it would mean enhanced efficiency at the factory that is responsible for producing the ZX10 to ZX85 models. Continue reading “Revamped Hitachi factory opens”