New ZX490LCH-7 super long front excavator from Hitachi

Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV (HCME) has introduced the largest Zaxis-7 model in its extensive super long front excavator range.

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The ZX490LCH-7 HE16LD with 16m reach has a longer boom and arm and heavier counterweight than the standard ZX490-7 model.

It is ideal for excavation work, as well as dredging rivers and lakes, bank maintenance and lighter, slope-finishing tasks, said Hitachi.

The fuel efficiency of Zaxis-7 large excavators can also be controlled by using the new ECO gauge, clearly visible on the cab’s multifunctional 8” monitor.

Besides reducing costs, better fuel economy has a positive impact on environmental performance.

The ZX490-7LCH SLF is Stage V-compliant thanks to the combination of the SCR (selective catalytic reduction) system, DOC (diesel oxidation catalyst) and CSF (catalysed soot filter).

To ensure optimum stability, the ZX490LCH-7 SLF has an heavier HD- counterweight (9.8 ton) and 500 mm extendable undercarriage.