Hitachi has built a worldwide reputation for making great products that provide tremendous value, because they work reliably for a long time with few repairs. Current construction, mining, and forestry products sold in the Americas range from the Zaxis 17U-2 compact excavator to the massive EX8000-6 mining shovel. There are also rigid-frame haul trucks for construction, quarry, and mining applications, ultra-short and wheeled excavators, and the Forester® line of purpose-built logging machines. Hitachi makes the widest product line of excavators in the world. With each model, owners and operators can be assured of extremely smooth operating control and responsive multi-tasking capabilities.