Hitachi ushers in next-gen mid-size loaders with new ZW220-6

Dubbing it as a “do-it-all” machine, Hitachi Building Equipment Loaders America has launched its newest wheel loader, the ZW220-6.

The primary mid-size loader in Hitachi’s Sprint-6 technology lineup, the ZW220-6 is powered by a Cummins engine offering 200 horsepower and 34,170 kilos of breakout power. The engine meets Tier 4 Remaining emissions necessities by way of a selective catalytic discount system that makes use of diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) and eliminates the wants for a diesel particulate filter (DPF). The engine additionally options an auto shutdown function that leads to a 7 % discount in gas prices, Hitachi says.

Bucket capability on the ZW220-6 is 4.2 to 4.7 cubic yards and the machine can attain loading heights as much as 13.5 ft.

The loader contains a new Energy Mode that gives a 10-percent burst in engine rpm and speedy entry to additional acceleration, rim-pull and breakout power with out limiting the loader’s prime pace. The function additionally enhances hydraulic movement to permit faster bucket lifts. Hitachi says the function is beneficial when digging into heavy piles and climbing grades below full load.

The machine’s transmission gives two auto modes and one guide mode. A shift-to-hold swap offers additional traction or torque by overriding computerized settings to carry the transmission in its present gear till the operator holds it once more or modifications route.

Hitachi ZW220-6 loader

Hitachi says the loader was designed to resist lengthy shifts. A reversible, on-demand hydraulic cooling fan is commonplace and aluminum wide-fin cooling cores present excessive cooling effectivity. The machine’s new rear grill prevents materials from getting into the radiator compartment whereas an exhaust-aspirated air cleaner and built-in pre-cleaner take away massive particulate mater from the inlet, eliminating the necessity for turbine-type pre-cleaner.

Contained in the cab, operators will discover what Hitachi says is the very best visibility in the marketplace by way of a seamless entrance window, rounded engine cowling and a newly redesigned ROPS body for 360-degree traces of sight. Hitachi has additionally relocated the exhaust and consumption stacks to the rear finish of the engine cowl to attenuate their profile within the operator’s view.

A rear-view digicam comes commonplace together with a proximity detection system that gives audible and visible alerts for any objects inside 20 ft of the machine.

The practically hermetic cab additionally options an up to date consolation package deal with a tilting/telescoping steering pedestal, computerized air con and a brand new sound system with roof-mounted audio system.

Hitachi is providing a brand new E-Stick steering system as an out there possibility on this loader. The system is an electrical management over a hydraulically managed joystick. With the flick of a fingertip lever in entrance of the armrest, E-Stick takes over management from the steering wheel to permit high quality management of the machine’s motion with low effort.

The ZW220-6 can also be outfitted with Hitachi’s International e-Service telematics, offering every day operational knowledge and month-to-month abstract stories by way of the ConSite program.

Hitachi ZW220-6 loader