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Hitachi presents Xwatch safety tech at Intermat

by Kyle Molyneux  |  Tue 02 Apr 2024

Hitachi presents Xwatch safety tech at Intermat

Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV will exhibit the ZX225USLC-7 medium excavator during Intermat in April. The Zaxis-7 model on stand 6H039 will be equipped with the Xwatch Leica Geosystems 3D Avoidance System, which is collaboratively fitted at the HCME factory in Amsterdam.

The pioneering safety solution is designed to further enhance safety and efficiency on site, providing additional protection for personnel, infrastructure, and the environment. “By offering solutions such as these to our customers, we can combine the unrivalled control, precision and reliability of Hitachi excavators with the accuracy of 3D technology – helping them to further improve safety and efficiency on site,” said Bill Drougkas, HCME Manager Product Management & Solution Linkage.

Owners and operators are at the heart of the design for the Hitachi ZX225USLC-7 medium excavator. To increase safety, it offers a superior view of the job site, helped by the exceptional 270-degree bird’s-eye view provided by the Aerial Angle camera system. Visibility is further improved to the front – due to lowering of the sash bar – and to the left because of the relocation of the central pillar. New LED work lights and a windscreen wiper with an increased sweeping area enable operators to work with confidence in difficult conditions.

The Zaxis-7 model also enhances the operator’s experience in the cab, with low noise levels and less vibration than the previous generation. It also features a 15cm wider door opening and an enlarged interior, increased legroom for greater comfort, and ergonomically designed console and switches.

Improved efficiency
For owners, the Zaxis-7 model also provides opportunities to increase profits and reduce costs. It delivers up to 11% less fuel consumption than the previous model. Hitachi’s industry-leading TRIAS III hydraulic system ensures that a high level of performance is achieved in every application.

With its versatile range of specifications, the ZX225USLC-7 is tailored to suit diverse job site needs. Offering options such as mono and two-piece boom configurations, along with the long (LC) undercarriage for stability and the short tail design for enhanced manoeuvrability in confined job sites, this machine ensures optimal performance across various applications. The ZX225USLC-7 has a class-leading, ultra-short swing radius of 1,680mm, and an optional dozer blade. Different attachments are quickly changed using the enhanced attachment support system on the monitor.

“We look forward to exhibiting the ZX225USLC-7 medium excavator at Intermat this year, with the additional collision avoidance system developed by Xwatch and Leica Geosystems,” said Bill Drougkas. “We are proud to collaborate with other industry leaders to empower owners and operators to optimise on-site performance.”

The ZX225USLC-7 is one of many innovative solutions to be presented on the Hitachi stand. Like all the Zaxis models on display, it is available through Hitachi Premium Rental and can be purchased using Zaxis Finance – both initiatives will also be promoted at the exhibition, which is held at Paris-Nord Villepinte on 24-27 April.

Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) is also presenting a specially adapted ZX390TC-7 excavator at the Intermat show in Paris, France. Read more about that machine here.

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