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Greater versatility

We designed the ZX48U-5 to be suitable for a wide range of applications. Like all Zaxis-5 mini excavators, it can be used with a variety of attachments. Its short-tail swing makes it ideal for working in confined spaces, particularly in urban areas on road construction and utility projects.

A new stack muffler is fitted to the rear of the cab for quiet operation, which is an important consideration if you are working in a residential location. It has an auto-shift travelling system, which automatically adjusts its speed according to the travel load. This is useful when the blade is used for landscaping or if the machine is moving along a slope.

Ultimate comfort

You can be sure of a comfortable working environment with the ZX48U-5. The cab is kitted out with a wide seat, folding foot pedals for more space and adjustable armrest, as well as an enlarged front window and door, and an easy-to-view multifunctional LCD monitor and user-friendly controls.

We’ve also made it easier for you to enter and exit the cab by adding an entrance step. When the door closes, the additional air conditioning vents ensure a pleasant temperature all year round. And the sealant of the ROPS cab has been improved to reduce the amount of dust entering it from challenging working environments.


  • Model CodeZX48U-5
  • Engine Rated Power (kW)28.2 kW (37.8 HP)
  • Operating weight (kg)4 730 - 5 060 kg
  • Backhoe Bucket ISO Heaped0.11 m³
  • Max. digging depth (mm)3 320 - 3 630 mm
  • Bucket digging force (kN) ISO32.1 kN


  • Entry level

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

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  • Mid-spec

    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

    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

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

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