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Xara Developers, Ghana

Xara Developers is constructing a sea defence revetment in West Africa to protect local communities and their resources from tidal damage. The 5.5m-high, 2km-long coastal defence project is on the edge of the Gulf of Guinea near the town of Aboadze in Ghana.

A ZX470LCH-5G is one of three Hitachi excavators used for earthmoving, moving large rocks, keeping areas of the beach clear and creating small stockpiles of rocks. Project Manager Niels Elsnab says: “The Hitachi machines work very well and we have minimal downtime. They’re also durable, which is vital for this type of work.”

Sophisticated hydraulics

The HIOS IIIB hydraulic system of the ZX470LCH-5G results in 8% reduced fuel consumption and reduced CO2 emissions (compared to the previous model). It also increases the operating speed of the excavator thanks to swift front movements.

Swing torque, boom lifting capacities, and traction, arm digging and bucket digging forces have all been increased on the ZX470LCH-5G, enhancing its performance. Switching attachments is also easier – you can change over valves, adjust extra circuit flow and check settings using the multifunctional monitor in the cab.

Easy maintenance

Servicing and inspection of the ZX470LCH-5G has been simplified thanks to convenient access to several parts and components from ground level. A large sidewalk on the left side of the cab provides easy access to the machine’s upper structure. Handrails and slip-resistant plates enhance safety.

The large-capacity fuel tank enables the ZX470LCH-5G to work uninterrupted for lengthy periods of time. Filters and oil on the large excavator ensure long service intervals, which will reduce your maintenance costs.


  • Model CodeZX470LCH-5G
  • Engine Rated Power (kW)235 kW (315 HP)
  • Operating weight (kg)47 800 – 48 300 kg
  • Backhoe Bucket ISO Heaped1.90 – 2.5 m³
  • Max. digging depth (mm)5,880 – 7,860
  • Bucket digging force (kN) ISO295

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