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Issue 17
Hitachi ZX370-6 wheel loader with rock bucket in Germany

A powerful combination

Two German companies are combining Hitachi machines, ground engaging tools (GET) and buckets to maximum effect on a range of demanding projects.

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  • Rock bucket

    Rock bucket

  • Spill guard with vision slots

    Spill guard with vision slots

  • Straight side cutter

    Straight side cutter

  • Spade nose

    Spade nose

  • Weld-on-teeth

    Weld-on-teeth

Schüssler

TBS Transportbeton Schüssler GmbH & Co. KG (Schüssler) has invested in Hitachi rock buckets for its quarry in Kerpen-Manheim. It is also using four Hitachi wheel loaders to help it supply 600 types of ready-mixed concrete, sand and grain.

Schüssler’s ZW310-6s and ZW370-6s have been equipped with Hitachi rock buckets, which are designed for heavy-duty work. They are also optimised for good penetration and breakout performance.

On site, the ZW370-6 wheel loaders are excavating material and transferring it to a conveyor. Around 200m3 of filtered material is loaded onto trucks by each ZW310-6 per eight-hour shift.

“[Kiesel] recommended them [the Hitachi buckets] based on our requirements, and we trust in their opinion. They provide an excellent service, provide us with everything we need, and the Hitachi wheel loaders have proven to be very reliable.”

Jochen Wonka, Executive Director, Schüssler.
Hitachi ZW150-6 wheel loader with round floor bucket
  • General purpose bucket

    General purpose bucket

  • Round floor

    Round floor

  • Straight side cutter

    Straight side cutter

  • Enlarged spill guard

    Enlarged spill guard

  • Weld-on-teeth

    Weld-on-teeth

Metzner Recycling

MMRHP Metzner Recycling GmbH (Metzner Recycling) has combined a Hitachi wheel loader with Hitachi ground engaging tools (GET) to maximum effect. The ZW150-6 with general purpose bucket was delivered in May 2019 and quickly put to use on a demolition project in Erlangen.

Thanks to its size, ease of operation, and the round floor bucket, the ZW150-6 has proved suitable for various activities at the 38,000m2 site. These include transporting and loading materials into a crusher, loading lorries and distributing materials.

Owner Michael Metzner discussed the advantages of the ZW150-6 and the floor type of bucket with authorised local dealer Kiesel. After seeing the machine in action at Kiesel’s Coreum facility, he knew that it was the perfect solution for the job site.

Hitachi wheel loader with Hitachi bucket in Germany
Michael Metzner, Owner, Metzner Recycling

“Most of our other buckets are flat on the bottom, but the Hitachi bucket has a round floor, which makes it easier to fill with material and results in less wheel spin. This is quicker, more fuel-efficient, and prevents tyre wear. The teeth also last twice as long as competitors”.

Michael Metzner, Owner, Metzner Recycling.
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  • Rock bucket

    Rock bucket

    Typically used in quarries and mines, it is optimised for good penetration and breakout performance.

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  • Spill guard with vision slots

    Spill guard with vision slots

    Used for high-capacity light material buckets where visibility is restricted. Also used for high dump buckets or when operators would like better visibility.

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  • Straight side cutter

    Straight side cutter

    Ideal choice for most digging, excavation and earthmoving applications.

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  • Spade nose

    Spade nose

    Often found on rock buckets for good penetration in stones.

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  • Weld-on-teeth

    Weld-on-teeth

    Hitachi flush-mounted adapters for good penetration, keeps the working floor clean and flat. Ideal for digging compacted materials from a bench of loose blasted material bigger than 40 mm.

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  • General purpose bucket

    General purpose bucket

    Designed to be a good overall wheel loader bucket, this is suitable for many applications and various tasks.

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  • Round floor

    Round floor

    An all-round bucket often used for re-handling of aggregates or working on harder terrain.

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  • Straight side cutter

    Straight side cutter

    Ideal choice for most digging, excavation and earthmoving applications.

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  • Enlarged spill guard

    Enlarged spill guard

    Used with materials that can achieve high fill factor, to prevent spilling over the back of the bucket.

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  • Weld-on-teeth

    Weld-on-teeth

    Hitachi flush-mounted adapters for good penetration, keeps the working floor clean and flat. Ideal for digging compacted materials from a bench of loose blasted material bugger than 40 mm.

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