Hitachi ZW 370-6 wheel loader provides 360-degree visibility, ConSite inspection reviews
Developed for high-volume manufacturing operations and quarries, the 389-horsepower Hitachi ZW370-6 provides 360-degree visibility, experience management and 48,780 kilos of breakout power.
“The very first thing you see within the cab is that the entrance window goes all the way in which down each side,” says Nathan Little, North American product specialist, Hitachi Building Equipment Loaders America, chatting with Gear World at ConExpo 2020. “You’ll be able to see any obstructions which might be within the wheel path.” Extra visibility is gained on the left aspect of the seat, the place the door panel has a backside window, and on the proper of the seat, the place Hitachi has put a door as an alternative of a window.
Out the again window, the machine’s consumption and exhaust stack are positioned farther again and lined up collectively to achieve further visibility. The engine compartment is curved, permitting clear view of the counterweights.
Utilizing Hitachi’s in-cab monitor, operators can entry real-time machine telematics and set working parameters. “You’ll be able to set the pace at which experience management kicks in, and alter your kick-outs and dump heights,” Little says.
With the flick of the fast energy swap, operators can provide the machine additional engine output for going uphill. House owners can select between an non-compulsory Joystick Steering System or the usual steering wheel. “We’re discovering that about 30 p.c of shoppers nonetheless need the steering wheel, however the majority are preferring joystick steering as a result of it provides much less operator fatigue,” Little says.
Additionally, the loader has a lock-up transmission that gives 30 p.c extra tractive power than its predecessor, the Kawasaki Z7, and reduces gas consumption.
Little highlights a number of factors of differentiation within the ZW370-6 versus some rivals:
Its 389-horsepower Isuzu Tier 4 Closing engine doesn’t use a diesel particulate filter. As an alternative it makes use of a high-volume cooled exhaust gasoline recirculation system, a typical rail-type gas injection system and diesel oxidation catalyst. “If a DPF occurs to get clogged up, it’s a very costly filter to interchange,” Little says.
The machine’s dual-boom cylinder, which provides substantial breakout power.
Its 73,000-pound weight, giving the machine further stability.
Hitachi says the mannequin has a bucket capability vary of seven.3 to eight.1 cubic yards.
The ZW370-6 is the latest mannequin in Hitachi’s Sprint-6 wheel loader line, which is able to embrace 13 fashions in complete.
Proprietor’s Website and ConSite
Hitachi’s Proprietor’s Website and ConSite – two distant monitoring techniques that include the acquisition of a brand new loader – present ongoing upkeep and operation information and assist alert service technicians when service is required.
Taking telematics information from the machine, Proprietor’s Website offers fleet managers the flexibility to check the ratio of working and nonoperating hours, serving to them handle the entire value of possession. They will additionally view parameters corresponding to gas consumption and machine location.
ConSite gives computerized service reviews, giving managers month-to-month reviews that provide an in depth evaluation of a loader’s operational information, ratios and hours. The system additionally instantly sends pressing alerts, and within the case of a fault, an emergency alarm report back to each you and your Hitachi supplier for quick motion.
Customers can also obtain the ConSite Shot app to doc an inspection report with photographs, captions and notes, which might be emailed to a Hitachi supplier. Utilizing this data, sellers can put together a components quote or decide a possible machine problem. This app can be used to examine different manufacturers of machines.
“It offers prospects the flexibility to take every day inspection reviews on all manufacturers of machines and think about them in a single place,” says Mike Dixon, Hitachi service help supervisor. “They will take photos of any discrepancies they discover and fix them to the report. It retains it easy and simple to report, and all the notes are there.”
Hitachi sellers even have entry to the ConSite Pocket app, which provides supplier service departments the flexibility to remotely monitor machines by way of their smartphone.