Hitachi to debut new Dash-6 loaders at ConExpo


Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders America (HCMA) will introduce new wheel loaders, technology and support tools at ConExpo in March.

At the massive trade show, Hitachi will unveil new operator friendly and efficient models to the Hitachi Dash-6 wheel loader line. In addition, Hitachi will roll out the features and benefits for the Hitachi ConSite precise asset management suite of tools.

The new Dash-6 loaders feature Tier 4 Final engines equipped with a SCR systems that uses a simple DEF system instead of diesel particular filter (DPF).

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Eliminating the need for a DPF means lower engine temperatures and no DPF regens is required.

The Dash-6 loaders are also equipped with Hitachi ConSite and have 360-degree visibility from the operator seat.

ConSite allows users to monitor machine operation and performance levels, deliver monthly and on-demand activity reports and provide model-specific information so action can be taken to improve overall efficiencies on desktop or mobile using ConSite Pocket. It also monitors the health of machinery and alerts a service technician when maintenance or repair is needed.

The HCMA team will also officially launch the ConSite Rescue Team (CRT) program to support fleet managers using ConSite at ConExpo.

Hitachi evolution

Since finalizing the purchase of KCM Corporation from Kawasaki Heavy Industries in 2016, HCMA has been striving to expand its product and service offerings to the American market through equipment innovation as well as the construction of its new $4 million corporate headquarters and training facility.

“We are thrilled with the progress we’ve made with our equipment offerings, dealer and contractor support efforts and overhaul of our United States operating facilities,” said Al Quinn, managing director of HCMA.

“Ten years ago, Hitachi Construction Machinery Group and Kawasaki Heavy Industries entered into an agreement to develop a reliable and technologically advanced line of wheel loaders, and we think attendees will be impressed with the results of our efforts. However, our commitment to customers didn’t stop there, we’ve completely restructured the organization, opened a new HCMA U.S. headquarters and expanded our parts warehouse and remanufacturing facility.

“All of these endeavors, along with the name change from KCM Corporation to Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders, in 2018 helps us deliver productive, reliable and cost-efficient wheel loaders, service and support for our customers.”