Issue 17

Reduced complexity, increased flexibility

See how two French companies are benefitting from the high level of service provided by the Hitachi Premium Rental programme.

Hitachi ZX135US-6 excavator at work for Charvin Enterprises Fast and cost-effective

Fast and cost-effective

Charvin Entreprises needed a versatile medium excavator for its construction projects in and around the city of Annecy, France. It found a fast and cost-effective rental solution from Hitachi and its local dealer, Teramat.

A ZX135US-6 medium excavator was rented on a flexible contract and delivered in December 2018. It is the first Hitachi excavator to be used by the company, and its short-tail swing has proven ideal for busy sites.

Works Supervisor Fabrice Klemencic in front of Hitachi ZX135US-6 excavator
Hitachi ZX135US-6 excavator at work for Charvin Enterprises

Works Supervisor Fabrice Klemencic says: “Normally, it’s quite complicated to rent a machine. We selected Hitachi and Teramat because we say, ‘Hitachi – no worries’! If we’re satisfied with the machine, and we have the work, we’re likely to purchase it.”

ZX135US-6 machine specifications

Engine rated power
86 kW (ISO14396)
Operating weight
13,900-16,000 kg
Backhoe bucket ISO heaped
0.19 - 0.66 m3

Hitachi ZX135US-6 blade specifications

15,000 kg
7390 mm
2690 mm
2870 mm
Max Digging Depth
5980 mm
Max Digging Reach
8860 mm
Max Cutting Height
9690 mm
Bucket size (inches)
18, 24, 30, 36, 48 & Ditch
Bucket size (mm)
450, 600, 750, 900, 1050 & Ditch
Hitachi ZX145W-6 wheeled excavator at work for Chevillard Flexible and versatile

Flexible and versatile

Société Robert Chevillard TP has been renting a Hitachi ZX145W-6 wheeled excavator on a monthly contract since November 2018. It needed a machine with a short-tail swing and two-piece boom for a variety of earthmoving projects.

Equipped with a tilt rotator, fork attachments and different sized buckets, the ZX145W-6 is highly versatile. It was one of the first Premium Rental customers for Cobemat, the authorised Hitachi dealer for north-west France.

Manager Christophe Talarmin
Hitachi ZX145W-6 wheeled excavator at work for Chevillard

Manager Christophe Talarmin says: “We like the flexibility of renting the ZX145W-6 and we’re likely to use the Premium Rental programme again. It allows us to demonstrate the efficiency of our Hitachi equipment to customers.”

Hitachi ZX145W-6 wheeled excavator is loading a truck with materials