Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe)

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The wheel loader of the future

In its quest to manufacture an eco-friendly product, Hitachi has developed its first mass production hybrid wheel loader. Go under the hood and find out what makes the fuel-efficient ZW220HYB‑5 quieter, safer and easier to operate…

Right side view of Hitachi ZW220HYB-5

The ZW220HYB‑5 wheel loader’s four-cylinder engine powers a generator, which produces energy to drive two electric travel motors

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Hitachi ZW220HYB-5 hybrid wheel loader loading bucket

There are four main benefits to the hybrid wheel loader system: reduced fuel consumption; enhanced reliability and safety; less noise; and easy operation

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Low angle of Hitachi ZW220HYB-5

The hybrid system will improve fuel efficiency by up to 26% compared to the previous conventional ZW220 wheel loader. This reduces running costs – and yet still delivers the same level of performance

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Right side view of Hitachi ZW220HYB-5 wheel loader

Safety has been enhanced by the auto-braking system, which enables the ZW220HYB‑5 to travel downhill at a constant speed

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Hitachi ZW220HYB-5 depositing materials

The ZW220HYB‑5 is quieter in the cab, which makes the working environment more comfortable for the operator; and less noisy outside

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High angle view of ZW220HYB-5 hybrid wheel loader

By using travel motors rather than a conventional transmission there are no jolts when digging or climbing uphill, which makes the ZW220HYB‑5 easier to operate

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