INDUSTRY INSIDER | April 11, 2024

Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas to Begin Taking Orders for Their New Zw310-7 Wheel Loader

Original Source:FocusOn Mining Aggregates & Construction

Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas has announced that it would begin taking orders for the ZW310-7 wheel loader from select authorized dealers. The ZW310-7 is part of the new ZW-7 series which was announced at Hitachi Construction Machinery America’s first appearance at CONEXPO-CON/AGG in 2023.

The ZW310-7 wheel loader includes features that offer unparalleled operator comfort translating to boosted operator productivity and will be offered in a base model and a premium model.

“Operator comfort was a key design priority with our new wheel loaders series. A lot of work went into the cab to make it more comfortable to operate. The new pressurized, quieter cab has easier-to-reach seat-mounted controls, reducing operator fatigue,” said Matt Koester, Wheel Loader Product Manager at Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas.

Both the base model and the premium model include a standard fully adjustable, heated air ride seat that incorporates a seat-mounted armrest with ergonomic electric over hydraulic controls. The armrest and controls adjust forward or reverse to comfortably accommodate operators of varying sizes.

Both models have Approach Speed Control which gives the operator control of the top speed selected during v-loading. A Payload Checker allows the operator to weigh and log material moved, and a power up feature anticipates power requirements. All these new features lead to less operator fatigue and more efficient operation.

The premium model will include the Aerial Angle peripheral vision camera system providing a wide 270-degree bird’s-eye view of the machine’s immediate environment.

The new wheel loader’s updated features also include improved traction with a limited-slip differential and a 4-speed powershift transmission and lockup torque converter.

An intelligent automatic reversing hydraulically driven fan and wide-fin radiators are included as standard to prevent clogging. Easy-access filters and improved access to components simplify daily maintenance. Using telematic tools to monitor machine health also helps boost uptime.

The ZW310-7 will have ConSite Air to remotely monitor the operational status and alert owners and operators to upcoming maintenance needs, allowing for both remote diagnosis and software updates. The servicing dealer can quickly troubleshoot issues that may arise with the ConSite response team to rapidly resolve issues to keep projects on schedule.