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Reliable reputation

We have a reputation for making reliable and durable construction equipment, and the ZX55U-5 mini excavator is no exception. Designed to help you meet your deadlines on a variety of construction projects, it is equipped with a range of new and improved features.

These include strengthened front joints, an improved swing post and a reinforced D-frame. We’ve also equipped it with a boom cylinder guard and box-sectioned rigid-frame blade. A shorter pilot shut-off lever also provides added durability.

A better view

If you’re spending the majority of your working day in the cab of a Hitachi mini excavator, it’s important that you feel comfortable and at ease. Two of the improvements we made to the ZX55U-5 were an enlarged front window and door, which give you greater visibility of the job site and a greater feeling of space within the cab.

We also added a multifunctional LCD monitor with a large 3.5-inch screen that is easy to view in bright sunlight or at night. This enables you to see the machine’s vital technical data at a glance, including status and settings, and is positioned within easy reach of your right hand.

Case studies

Italian contractor BTF (Benedetti, Torricelli, Fuccelli) has three Hitachi excavators in its fleet, including a ZX55U-5. The Umbria-based company specialises in earthmoving and utility work, and general and road construction projects.

One of the company’s three owners, Miguel Torricelli, says: “The Hitachi mini excavator offers us a high level of versatility thanks to its excellent hydraulic system. It is a very good machine for operating the breaker efficiently, and it digs trenches and loads trucks well with the standard bucket. We have also found it to be precise, reliable and the ECO mode significantly reduces fuel consumption.”

Operator Riccardo Giglietti works for BTF in Umbria, Italy, and used a ZX55U-5 for utilities on the redevelopment of the Monteluce hospital. “The cab is excellent and very comfortable – I have ample legroom, which is impressive for a machine of this size,” he says.

“It’s a typical Hitachi excavator, so it has a number of high-tech features and is reliable of course. I really like the air conditioning, and enjoy working with such a fast and accurate machine.”

Giuliano Serangeli owns Euro Strade with his wife, Rosella Pezzato. Their company specialises in recycling, transport, road construction/asphalt earthmoving, groundworks and utilities. “The ZX55U-5 is used for landscaping and utility projects, because it is compact and light,” says Giuliano.

“It is faster and more comfortable than the ZX50, and the air conditioning is now included as standard. The overall design is also better, for example there is more legroom in the cab and the engine stays cooler for longer.”


Operator Gianluca Delle Piaggie adds: “The ZX55U-5 is user-friendly, can take on any job and the cab is spacious. It also operates smoothly and is very precise, so it’s good for landscaping and other similar jobs.”


  • Model CodeZX55U-5
  • Engine Rated Power (kW)28.2 kW (37.8 HP)
  • Operating weight (kg)5 040 - 5 370 kg
  • Backhoe Bucket ISO Heaped0.14 m³
  • Max. digging depth (mm)3 530 - 3 830 mm
  • Bucket digging force (kN) ISO36.8 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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