What’s New at Bauma 2016 Preview - 1
fromHitachi at Bauma?
Because Bauma is so important, especially to the European, African and Middle East markets, many companies hold
back new product introductions in these areas until the main event in April.
Late last year Hitachi Construction Machinery unveiled their latest excavators to the American market. The fact
that these have yet to make an appearance in Europe would indicate that they will be at Bauma 2016. These new
excavators, because they are Tier 4 Final compliant, offer the latest engine technology and do not require a diesel
New Hitachi ZX670LC-6 and
Hitachi Construction Machinery – Americas has intro-
duced the newest additions to its Dash-6 line-up.
“We took solid, productive workhorses in the
Dash-5 versions of these machines and made
them even more efficient, reliable and durable
with key upgrades.”
“The ZX670LC-6 and ZX870LC-6 deliver the
quiet, powerful performance that Hitachi is
known for with the added bonus of cleaner
said Mark Wall, product marketing manager for Hitachi
Construction Machinery – Americas.
New engine technology
The two upgraded excavators feature a new, fuel-effi-
cient FT4 Isuzu engine that is simple and efficient. The
ZX670LC-6 offers 463 hp while the ZX870LC-6 boasts
The FT4 engine is field-proven technology employs
cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), a diesel oxidation
catalyst (DOC) and selective catalytic reduction (SCR).
An improved piston design allows particulate matter to
be burned in cylinder, so there’s no need for a diesel
particulate filter (DPF).
This should meant that fuel and DEF consumption is
equal or reduced compared to the previous models
Features of these models include:
• Generous swing torque, digging force and lift
• Spacious cabs designed for operator comfort and
• Standard upper-structure handrails for added safety
• Easy-to-operate controls for smooth and responsive
• Highly efficient cooling systems
Both excavators come standard equipped with five
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