A ZW310-6 wheel loader is the main workhorse at a unique recycling facility owned by TIB Recycla SA (TIB) in Lugano. The plant provides an opportunity for contractors to dispose of excavated and demolished materials, and acquire the recycled aggregates for reuse in building and other projects across Switzerland. It aims to supply 700 tonnes of recycled products per day.
The Hitachi wheel loader is used to drive up a steep ramp and feed materials into the recycling machinery, as well as load trucks with finished aggregates. “The ZW310-6 is working for around 15 hours a day, so it has to be reliable,” says TIB Director Roberto Bizzozero.
Try before you buy
“We tested the ZW250-5 and ZW310-5 during product demonstrations before we committed to the new ZW-6 wheel loader,” he adds. “We opted for the ZW310-6 due to the total cost of ownership, driven by its low fuel consumption, as well as the high price/quality ratio.
“Apart from preferring the orange Hitachi colour, we highly appreciate the quality associated with the brand and the high resale value.”
ZW310-6 – key specifications:
- engine rated power: 232kW
- operating weight: 24,140 – 24,590kg
- bucket capacity (ISO heaped): 3.2 – 4.5m3
Operator Damiano Alberton says the driving position of the ZW310-6 is perfect – “the best one I have experienced. And the noise levels in the cab are low. The visibility is ideal for feeding the recycling installation and loading trucks. The power and torque of the engine are also excellent for travelling up the steep ramp.”