Hitachi begins taking orders for the ZW310-7 wheel loader

Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas has announced the ZW310-7 wheel loader is now available to order from select dealers.

The 24.5 tonne loader is part of the new ZW-7 series, which Hitachi first announced at ConExpo 2023. The machine is powered by a 312 hp engine and features a bucket capacity of 4.2 to 4.7 cubic metres. 

The ZW310-7 includes features designed to boost operator comfort translating to boosted operator productivity. The machine will be offered as a base model and a premium model.

“Operator comfort was a key design priority with our new wheel loaders series. A lot of work went into the cab to make it more comfortable to operate. The new pressurized, quieter cab has easier-to-reach seat-mounted controls, reducing operator fatigue,” said Matt Koester, Wheel Loader Product Manager at Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas.

Both the base model and the premium model include a standard fully adjustable, heated air ride seat with a seat-mounted armrest and ergonomic electric over hydraulic controls. The armrest and controls adjust forward or reverse to comfortably accommodate operators of varying sizes.

Both models have Approach Speed Control, which gives the operator control of the top speed selected during loading. A payload checker allows the operator to weigh and log material moved, while a power up feature anticipates power requirements. 

The premium model will include the Aerial Angle peripheral vision camera system providing a wide 270-degree bird’s-eye view of the machine’s immediate environment.

The new wheel loader’s updated features also include improved traction with a limited-slip differential, a four-speed powershift transmission and lockup torque converter.

An intelligent automatic reversing hydraulically driven fan and wide-fin radiators are included as standard to prevent clogging. 

Easy-access filters and improved access to components simplify daily maintenance. 

The ZW310-7 will have ConSite Air to remotely monitor the operational status and alert owners and operators to upcoming maintenance needs, allowing for both remote diagnosis and software updates. The servicing dealer can quickly troubleshoot issues that may arise with the ConSite response team to rapidly resolve issues to keep projects on schedule.