Hitachi Construction & Mining Co.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

It’s hard to believe that a little more than a decade ago, compact excavators were basically unknown in the United States. Long popular in Europe and Asia because their compact size allowed them to work in small areas of large, congested cities, the first Japanese compact excavators that began appearing on American job sites brought curiosity, even amusement, and their potential was not at first recognized.

Large and medium excavators from John Deere, Case, Kobelco, New Holland, Hitachi, Volvo CE, Caterpillar, Komatsu America and Doosan.

Recently upgraded to the Dash-3 series, the Hitachi Zaxis 35U-3 meets EPA Interim Tier-4 emissions requirements.

The new ZX50U-3 meets EPA Interim Tier-4 emissions requirements.

The ZX200LC-3 excavator delivers more swing torque, drawbar pull and lift capacity, with less emissions and noise.

The Hitachi ZX60USB-3 is an ultra-short excavator with a swing boom and backfill blade.

The new Hitachi ZX120-3 utility-class excavator can be towed behind a dump truck and is available with rubber crawler pads and a backfill blade.

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