Hitachi introduces the new ZW370-6 wheel loader

Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders America is expanding its most technologically advanced line of Dash-6 wheel loaders with the “large and powerful” ZW370-6.

The large Hitachi ZW370-6 wheel loader — developed for high volume production operations and quarries — features 22,126 kg of breakout force and a bucket capacity range of 5.5 cubic metres to 6.2 cubic metres. As well, the machine is powered by a 389 hp Isuzu Tier 4 Final engine, that does not require a diesel particulate filter.

As well, the loader features a spacious cab with 360-degree visibility, ride control and onboard technology provides quick and efficient cycle time even when working with tough materials.

“The ZW370-6 wheel loader is the newest model in our Dash-6 wheel loader line, and it is specifically designed around the needs of North American contractors,” said Nathan Little, North American product specialist for Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders.

“Over the past several months, we’ve been rolling out the Dash-6 line, which will include 13 new models in total. Each come equipped with a diesel aftertreatment system that eliminates the hassle and costs associated with DPF systems and onboard technology to help contractors better manage their fleet and operating expenses.

“An incredible amount of effort has gone into engineering and developing the Hitachi Dash-6 loader line, and customers in every size category have told us how impressed they are with the results. We’re confident large machinery fleet managers will feel the same way about the ZW370-6.”

Better balance

Designed with a full box rear frame for heavy applications and dual Z-Bar linkage that puts less torque on boom arms and gives the machine better balance, the rugged ZW370-6 can handle heavy loads day-after-day, year-after-year.

Performance is complemented by a fuel-efficient Tier 4 engine with a high-volume cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system, a common rail-type fuel injection system and diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) instead of a diesel particulate filter.

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Since the ZW370-6 does not have a DPF filter, there is no DPF regeneration cycles, no expensive DPF filters, no DPF maintenance or regen related downtime, and more space for better access within the engine compartment.

Also, the loader has a lock-up transmission that provides 30 per cent more tractive force than its predecessor, the Kawasaki Z7, and reduces fuel consumption.

In the cab

The Hitachi ZW370-6 wheel loader’s cabin provides comfort and control with a multifunctional monitor and a roomy cab with plenty of storage.

 A smooth ride control minimizes machine pitching on the roughest of terrain, and extra engine output for going uphill can be achieved with the flick of the quick power switch. The low-noise engine and sound insulated cab provide a quiet operating environment.

There is also an optional Joystick Steering System available for the ZW370-6 to give operators the option of choosing their preference — steering wheel or fingertip operation.

Onboard Hitachi tech

In addition to featuring the latest in diesel engine and aftertreatment technology, the ZW370-6 also incorporates telematics to give fleet managers real-time accurate information at their fingertips.

Hitachi Owner’s Site and ConSite provide ongoing maintenance and operation data and help alert service technicians when service is required. Using this information, fleet managers can improve the efficiencies of their overall operation and help maximize the performance of their equipment.