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Outstanding performance

We have made the ZX26U-5 more productive than previous Hitachi mini excavators of this size, with a quicker cycle time and better fuel consumption. Greater hydraulic efficiency means that it is capable of higher levels of productivity than previous Zaxis models using the same amount of fuel.

Suitable for utilities, foundation work, landscaping, and indoor demolition and construction projects, the ZX26U-5 is easy to transport between job sites on a 3.5-tonne trailer. It also has the smallest front swing radius in its class, which makes it ideal for manoeuvring in confined spaces.


Like all Zaxis-5 mini excavators, the ZX26U-5 is designed to be user-friendly. So if you’re a first-time user of the machine, or hiring it for a particular project, you’ll find the controls and hydraulic pilot levers easy to master.

Noise levels are lower than other brands of mini excavators, allowing you to work more comfortably. The enlarged front window offers you an improved view of the job site, and the entrance step has been lowered to provide easier access. Maintenance is also straightforward, thanks to convenient features including: the easy access engine and radiator covers, and a redesigned tank cover.

This is a strong and fast machine for its size. It is good to work with in every respect. The short-tail swing is perfect for working in urban areas. The excellent visibility is also important.

João Paulo
Operator, Resolveparalelo, Construção Civil, Lda.


  • Model CodeZX26U-5
  • Engine Rated Power (kW)14.5 kW (19.4 HP)
  • Operating weight (kg)2 570 kg - 2 720 kg
  • Backhoe Bucket ISO Heaped0.07 m³ - 0.08 m³
  • Max. digging depth (mm)2 730 mm
  • Bucket digging force (kN) ISO22.3 kN


  • Entry level configuration

    If you require a Hitachi mini excavator for straightforward excavation tasks, the basic machine will perform perfectly.

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  • Mid-spec configuation

    If you need added versatility, this Hitachi mini excavator is fitted with a quick coupler for switching attachments easily, and it can be used with buckets of different shapes and sizes for a variety of tasks.

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  • High-spec configuration

    A truly multifunctional machine, this Hitachi mini excavator acts as an effective tool carrier for a wide variety of demanding jobs. Suitable for use with a range of hydraulic attachments, it can be controlled using auxiliary function levers or foot pedals, depending on your preference.

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  • Custom configuration

    Your Hitachi mini excavator can also be built to include specifications selected by you.

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