The ZX345USLC-6 excavator is in the 33- to 40-metric-ton size class. The new model will be Hitachi’s largest ultra-short-tailswing excavator when released to the market in early 2018. The new ZX345USLC-6 will offer contractors the required increased reach, dig forces, bucket capacity, and lift capacity, says Hitachi, while simultaneously making it possible to work in tight, confined spaces.
The ZX345USLC-6 is equipped with a Final Tier-4-Final Isuzu engine and does not require a diesel particulate filter (an improved piston design allows particulate matter to be burned in cylinder). The excavator features a three-pump hydraulic system that provides greater flow for attachments, fast cycle times, and improved fuel economy, says the company. When demanded, the third pump supplies additional hydraulic oil to the swing circuit without jeopardizing oil flowand speed from other functions.Optional auxiliary hydraulics with programmable attachment modes and proportional control are standard. The new excavator features an FT4 Isuzu engine that is fuel-efficient and saves on service time.