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Norwegian contractor Morten Gultvedt Entreprenør AS (Gultvedt) has invested in a new Hitachi ZX490LCH-6 large excavator to help complete a demanding housing project on the outskirts of Oslo.

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Hitachi ZX490LCH-6 excavator in Kolbotn

Gultvedt was established 25 years ago, and specialises in complex construction and earthworks activities. It is responsible for overseeing the construction of the new apartments in the community of Kolbotn.

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Hitachi ZX490LCH-6 excavator on site

Rock blasting and removal are taking place in order to lay the foundations for 121 new homes in a bid to provide accessible accommodation for Oslo’s commuters. Due to high demand, every unit was sold in advance.

Hitachi ZX490LCH-6 excavator breaks up rock

The construction process begins with seam drilling, which is necessary to blast the rock into manoeuvrable fragments. These are then broken up further by the Hitachi ZX490LCH-6, before it loads a fleet of trucks for onward transportation.

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Hitachi ZX490LCH-6 excavator working for Gultvedt

Once the bedrock has been completely removed, Gultvedt will prepare the groundworks. Over 30,000m3 of materials had to be removed within a short timeframe.

Managing Director Morten Gultvedt

“We needed a powerful machine to help us meet the tight deadline within the short working windows available to us,” says Managing Director Morten Gultvedt.

Hitachi ZX490LCH-6 excavator ideal for the job

He adds, “We opted for the Hitachi ZX490LCH-6, because it is ideal for the work we do. It is more than capable of handling the substantial amount of large rock.”

Hitachi excavator operator Rune Romsdal

Experienced operator Rune Romsdal is also full of praise for the large excavator: “I was surprised by the precision of the ZX490LCH-6. The responsiveness and hydraulics are highly impressive.”


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