Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas Inc. (HMCA) has announced that the first medium-sized Hitachi ZX210LC-6 utility hydraulic excavator, built for the North American market, has shipped from Hitachi Construction Machinery Tsuchiura Works in Japan.
The ZX210LC-6 excavator is the first of many Hitachi-built and branded machines soon to be available throughout North America and Latin America. With the joint venture dissolution between Hitachi Construction Machinery Group and Deere & Company, announced earlier this year, HCMA is committed to independently developing and deploying the latest product advancements, technologies, and services throughout the region.
To celebrate this important milestone for Hitachi and its customers, the team in Japan responsible for developing and building this first excavator unit gathered to give it a proper send-off. Draped across the machine is a banner with the phrase “Empowering the Americas—The Lineup Grows More Powerful.” According to the company, this message signifies HCMA’s commitment to its customers moving into the future.
Hitachi utility excavators available in the Americas, including the ZX210LC-6 model, are equipped with Solution Linkage® Assist, a proprietary machine control feature, which enables efficient work to be performed without over-excavating the target work surface.
Also, they are equipped as with a state-of-the-art hydraulic system that features AERIAL ANGLE® technology, which is engineered to help improve worksite safety. The brand’s ConSite® OIL service solution is also included in its utility excavators.
Hitachi claims that these machines are designed to help contractors in the Americas maintain the quality of work amid labor shortages and the decline in experienced operators, as well as to contribute to improved productivity and safe operation.
Local sales for the latest Hitachi-built line of equipment are on track to start in North America in March of 2022.