Hitachi enhances durability and safety of ZW180-6 and ZW220-6 wheel loaders

Published 7/3 at 16:49

Hitachi has introduced a waste handling package for its ZW180-6 and ZW220-6 wheel loaders. This comprises of a range of additional features that provide extra protection for the operator and key components, enhancing the safety and durability of the machine, and reducing unscheduled downtime and maintenance costs.

In addition to waste handling, the new package is said to be advantageous in demolition and forestry applications.

For added protection from falling debris, the medium wheel loaders are fitted with durable guards for headlights and taillights. Seal guards for the wheels prevent material from wrapping around the axles, whilst steel spiral hose guards protect the hydraulic hoses of the boom and lift arm cylinder. A lift arm cylinder protector prevents damage of the lift arm cylinders, hoses and tubes when material is trapped between the cylinders and the front frame. An articulation area guard protects critical components, such as the transmission and parking break, from damage due to fallen debris.

To enhance the reliable performance of the machine in waste handling and dusty environments, a dust protection screen with fine mesh and automatic reversible cooling fan prevent the radiator from clogging. The waste handling package includes an engine pre cleaner to eliminate dust and dirt, which will also extends the lifetime of the air filter. For added durability and safety, owners can choose from a range of optional guards for the front windshield, bucket cylinder, the driveshaft and powertrain.

The medium wheel loaders offer high levels of performance without compromising on efficiency, thanks to low levels of fuel consumption, with both the ZW180-6 and ZW220-6 also being designed to be safe machines. They offer the high levels of visibility with a 360° panoramic view from the spacious cab and a rear view camera, and through repositioning of the muffler, air filter and wide view mirrors, the rear view visibility has also been  enhanced. Low levels of noise are experienced by the operator due to improved sound insulation.

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