A Danish contractor put a ZW180-5 to the test… and the results were incredible for Jysk Kloak Entreprise ApS (JKE). As a result, the company has now taken delivery of a new Hitachi ZW220-6 wheel loader, the latest addition to its fleet.
For owner Jan Christensen, the decision was an easy one: “The ZW220-6 was the right choice, as it has more power and torque than the smaller model. We needed the most versatile machine available.”
- Engine rated power – 149kW (200HP)
- Operating weight – 17,950-18,360kg
- Breakout force – 146-185kN
Fitted with additional lights and a larger 4m³ bucket by Danish Hitachi dealer, HP Entreprenørmaskiner A/S (HPE), the wheel loader has been assisting with the construction of a new extension to a small shopping mall.
The ideal Hitachi fleet
The Tjæreborg-based family business has always been loyal to HPE and Hitachi. As such, the wheel loader will also join a ZX250LC-6 medium and three mini excavators (ZX10U-2, ZX18-3 and ZX27-3) at JKE.
Jan describes his appreciation for Hitachi machines: “The most important thing is that I know they are of the highest quality. They are completely reliable, so there is no need to consider other brands of construction equipment.”
Jan’s colleagues have also been enjoying their time with the new Hitachi ZW220-6: “The operator likes the wheel loader and it’s working really well. It is powerful, fuel efficient and we’ve not had any downtime.”
Power meets precision
For operator Henrik Svenningsen, the wheel loader has certainly passed the test with flying colours. He had been using another brand of machinery for 15 years, so was pleasantly surprised by how much he liked the ZW220-6. “It is powerful, smooth to operate and the cab is spacious,” he says.
“It is stable and well balanced, and there is excellent traction. When loading trucks, the wheel loader is precise. It also feels safe, with excellent visibility thanks to the rear-view camera, and is easy to operate.”