Hitachi to exhibit ZX400MC-7 excavator at Bauma
By Lewis Tyler20 July 2022
Hitachi is to exhibit its multi-carrier excavator the ZX400MC-7 for the demolition sector at this year’s Bauma exhibition in Munich, Germany.
Part of the company’s 40 t medium weight class of excavators, the ZX400MC-7 comes with Zaxis-technology and a Stage V compliant engine.
Hitachi says the model can complete the tasks of several onsite machines, due to four attachments that are supplied with the excavator, including a high-reach demolition front of 21 or 24 m (68 or 78 ft).
According to the equipment manufacturer, the triple boom cylinder, extendable undercarriage for 360-degree working, and a longer track frame, enhance the versatility of the ZX400MC-7.
The full hydraulic control system is suitable for use with all hydraulic attachments and both the boom and attachments can be changed quickly and conveniently from the operator’s seat, Hitachi said.
The machine is one of three new models that have been developed alongside German company KTEG, as part of the EAC (European Application Center) joint venture with Hitachi Construction Machinery. These include the ZX390TC-7 excavator, also part of the 40 t range, and the ZX55U-6EB emission-free mini excavator.
“There is a large demand for 40 t class tool carriers in Europe, so we are delighted to introduce this new model to the European market,” says Burkhard Janssen, product manager special applications and new technologies at Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe).
While in operation, the operator is protected from fallen debris with FOPS (Falling Object Protective Structure) level 2 and front window protection as well as P5A glass. A tilting cab and camera system that provides a 270-degree view of the area around the excavator also provides “excellent visibility” according to Hitachi.
“The ZX400MC-7 will save our customers time and money, reducing the number of machines they need to send to a demolition site, and it will improve performance and safety for operators. We look forward to unveiling it at Bauma in October,” said Burkhard Janssen.