Perfect combinationPublished 22/2, 2018 at 13:01
Hitachi equipment has proved to be ideal for a landscape gardening company in southwest Germany. Susewind is using two compact machines to construct and maintain private gardens near the city of Freiburg, as well as for forestry projects it undertakes.
One of the company’s latest projects was to build a terraced garden at the rear of two newly built houses in the suburb of Bötzingen. Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV’s (HCME) authorised German dealer – Kiesel, with whom Susewind shares a long and mutually beneficial relationship – supplied the ZW75-6 and ZX55U-5. These complement Susewind’s existing fleet of Hitachi construction equipment, which includes the ZX10U-2 and ZX33U-3 mini excavators.
Owner Sven Susewind is happy to continue his association with Hitachi: “The service we receive is outstanding. My two most important considerations when buying new equipment are the overall service I receive and the quality of the machine.”
On the Bötzingen site, the ZX55U-5 is being used for general preparation work, including the removal of debris and weeds. Its design is appreciated by its operator Erwin Ufheil: “Having a short-tail machine is very convenient. Owing to its shape, the Hitachi mini excavator is ideal for the type of work we’re doing. For me, the number one feature has to be the hydraulics, which are extremely smooth.”
The ZW75-6 is being used to transport materials around the busy site. The compact wheel loader was also clearing away any overgrown vegetation and loading the trucks. When necessary, it was also used for road sweeping in the surrounding area. “The narrow shape and overall design of the wheel loader are ideal,” explains its operator Rainer Kühnle. “I particularly like the Hitachi ZW75-6, because of its manoeuvrability. It offers excellent visibility and I can see every corner of the machine. It’s also highly responsive.”
The combination of the ZW75-6 and ZX55U-5 has been a revelation for Sven: “The partnership between the two Hitachi machines is fantastic, and I always aim to have them working together on the same project. Having all the equipment from one brand not only makes servicing easier, but it also looks impressive on site. The design of the Hitachi machines is wonderful and owning them creates an excellent image for my company.”