As the demand for alternatively-fuelled construction machinery continues to grow, Hitachi has revealed two new zero-emission excavators: the ZX55U-6EB and the ZX85-6EB.
Battery-Powered and Efficient
These models are both battery-operated to contribute to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. With customer needs in mind, these compact Zaxis excavators have been designed to operate with lower noise levels, enhanced efficiency, and reduced maintenance requirements.Both machines can work continuously throughout the day, operating via battery or while charging from a CEE 400V AC 3-phase power source. The ZX55U-6EB has a lithium-ion battery capacity of 39.4 kWh, while the ZX85-6EB has 100kWh with an optional increased capacity (133kWh).
Sustainable SolutionsReduced external sound levels enable operators to work extensively in residential urban areas with minimal noise disturbance to surrounding homes and businesses. The noise within the cab of both models is also reduced, providing a comfortable environment for operators. Air conditioning is also included as standard.
The two battery-powered excavators have lower service and maintenance costs than diesel-powered alternatives, helping to reduce running costs for owners and minimise downtime. Electric batteries have fewer consumable parts requiring regular replacement than diesel engines.HCME remains committed to delivering sustainable solutions for the European market, as the company’s President Takaharu Ikeda confirms: “We are working hard to meet the growing demand for zero-emission equipment and listening carefully to our customers’ requirements for improved safety, increased productivity and reduced life-cycle costs.”