The ZX135USL-6 supplied by the Norwegian Hitachi dealer Nasta to Fageraas Skogsdrift DA is a perfect example. The forestry excavator has a heavier counterweight for greater stability, reinforced parts – such as the undercarriage – for added durability, and a window in the roof of the cab for a better view.
It also has a higher ground clearance than the standard model for a smooth travelling performance over uneven and rough forest terrains, such as those found in Hadeland in south-east Norway. Equipped with additional safety features, such as a fixed laminated front window and OPG level 2 front guard, it offers further protection for the operator, Ole Henrik Fageraas (the father of owner Ståle Fageraas).
Fageraas Skogsdrift bought the ZX135USL-6 in May 2018 to replace a three-year-old ZX135USL-5 from the same family of Hitachi special application machines. Nasta supplied the medium excavator with a five-year, 6,000-hour service contract. It also has additional lights and has been fitted with joysticks for track steering, a central lubrication system, and heaters for the engine and cab.