New loader designed to put operators in complete control in the toughest quarry conditions
HITACHI are introducing a larger next-generation model from its Stage V-compliant wheel loader range. Said to be the safest machine on the market thanks to its all-round visibility and intelligent systems, the new ZW310-7 has been designed to put operators in complete control of their workspace, even the toughest job site conditions.
To protect the operator and machine from potential hazards, the ZW310-7 allows a superior view from all angles, with the excellent visibility to the rear and either side of the narrow engine hood. With the Aerial Angle camera system, operators also have a 270° bird’s-eye view of the job site, while the rear obstacle detection and warning system alerts them immediately if anything is close to the rear of the machine.
The spacious, fully redesigned cab also offers maximum comfort with some of the lowest noise and vibration levels in the market. The loader is especially easy to use thanks to features such as the improved seat with mounted electric pilot control leavers, new monitor controller, and convenient side switch panel.
Hitachi say low total cost of ownership, exceptional efficiency, and high levels of productivity are ensured by the ZW310-7 loader’s fast cycle times, high breakout force and loading capacity, and improved acceleration on inclines. The rev/min are automatically increased thanks to the auto-power-up function, which maintains the machine’s travel speed when moving uphill.
Thanks to the Approach Speed Control feature, short loading operations are faster and more efficient, whilst the new model also loads trucks more accurately, saving time and money, using the payload monitoring system. In addition, operators can monitor the fuel consumption thanks to the new ECO gauge and performance can be improved with several adjustable functions.
To boost uptime, the ZW310-7 is built with durable components, intelligent prevention systems, and easy maintenance features. This can be further maximized by the use of high-quality Hitachi buckets, customized to suit the application, and robust ground-engaging tools that are easy to install and replace.
To support owners and operators throughout the life cycle of the new ZW-7 wheel loaders, Hitachi provide a wide range of after-sales services, and access to vital data and tools to manage their machine effectively. These include remote monitoring systems, Owner’s Site and ConSite (part of Global e-Service), and the ConSite Pocket app, which help to monitor performance, track location, and plan maintenance.
‘The new ZW310-7 wheel loader has been designed to give a powerful performance, low total cost of ownership, and exceptional efficiency to European customers,’ said Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) product manager Bill Drougkas. ‘Built to the highest quality standards, it will significantly boost productivity at busy quarries and large recycling plants and have a positive impact on profits.’