Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV (HCME) will launch the new ZW370-6 large wheel loader at Bauma. Designed and engineered to meet the demands of the European market, the new model offers exceptional performance without compromising on efficiency, thanks to low levels of fuel consumption.
Built using market-leading technology in Japan, the ZW370-6 has been developed with the environment, and operator comfort and safety in mind. Ideal for a wide range of mining and quarrying applications, the large wheel loader is extremely versatile and offers exceptional reliability.
The new engine is EU Stage IV-compliant and does not require a diesel particulate filter, which reduces maintenance costs. Combined with the redesigned axles for this model, it also enhances fuel efficiency while travelling.
The selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system is also designed to comply with the latest emission regulations and lessen the wheel loader’s impact on the environment. The SCR system injects urea into exhaust gas to reduce nitrogen oxide from emissions.
Several features of the ZW370-6 ensure it is one of the safest wheel loaders in its class. Visibility of the job site is excellent thanks to the 360° panoramic view from the spacious cab and the rear-view camera, which is clearly visible from the multifunctional LCD monitor. The new wider side mirrors also provide a significant improvement in rear-view visibility.
The comfort of operators is also considered in the design of the ZW370-6 with easier access to the cab and a heavy-duty seat that reduces vibration. There is less noise in the cab thanks to improved sound insulation that provides a quieter working environment. A smooth operation and exceptional control are ensured by the optional Joystick Steering System, which enables operators to reach high levels of productivity with effortless steering.
A number of features contribute to the versatility of the ZW370-6. The availability of two types of lift arm allows customers to choose the most suitable option for the required application. The standard lift arm is useful for most applications and delivers a high breakout force, whereas the high lift arm is applicable when a greater dumping height is needed.
Robust materials and strengthened components have enhanced the durability of the new wheel loader. These include the heavy-duty box frame, double Z-bar front linkage, low-mounted lift arm cylinder and flip-up rear step. There is also better protection for the radiator with a newly designed rear grill that prevents materials from entering the compartment.
The ZW370-6 also has easy maintenance features for a high level of reliable performance. The covers open fully for convenient access to the engine and it is easier to inspect and maintain key parts and components, such as the AdBlue tank, greasing points and electrical equipment.
HCME Wheel Loader Specialist Vasilis Drougkas says, “The all-round visibility and low-noise performance of Hitachi wheel loaders makes them stand out from the competition. They offer a comfortable working environment for operators, and a highly reliable and efficient operation for challenging quarrying and mining environments.”