Hitachi Construction Machinery is launching the new ZX135USL-7 forestry excavator. Designed for a variety of applications such as logging, log felling, loading and digging, it is assembled at HCME’s factory in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Equipped with a robust undercarriage, it offers enhanced durability, stability and safety for challenging working conditions. With a higher ground clearance (560 mm) than standard models, it travels smoothly and easily over uneven terrain, and the short rear swing radius of 1490 mm makes it ideal for working in compact environments.
The fuel economy of the ZX135USL-7 forestry excavator means that it delivers up to 9% less fuel consumption than the previous model. This is achieved with the help of Hitachi’s HIOS V hydraulic system. Fuel efficiency can be further controlled by using the new ECO gauge, clearly visible on the cab’s multifunctional 8” monitor.
For added versatility, the ZX135USL-7 forestry excavator has a reinforced arm with piping for breaker or crusher, quick-coupler, as well as assist piping. A front blade is also available.
Life-cycle costs are reduced with the new Stage V-compliant engine, which does not require an SCR system. This eliminates the need for AdBlue, filter replacements and associated maintenance.
The spacious cab is a great working environment. One of the quietest in the industry, it also has 16% less vibration than the previous generation. New features include the synchronised motion of the seat and console – to reduce operator fatigue – and the adjustable console height. Easy operation comes from the ergonomic design of the console and switches.
Extra safety features on the cab provide further protection for the operator. It is fitted with a fixed laminated front window and OPG level 2 front guard, and additional lights on the cab roof provide greater visibility in low-light conditions.