Hitachi ZX180LC-5 excavator

September 2012, Vol. 67 No. 9

The ZX180LC-5 excavator is loaded with numerous customer-driven enhancements to deliver superior productivity and durability, while keeping operating costs low.

The ZX180LC-5 comes equipped with a 8-foot 10-inch or 10-foot 6-inch arm; 8,620-pound counterweight; and 24-, 28- or 32-inch triple semi-grouser shoes.

The Isuzu AI-4JJ1 diesel engine generates 121 jp. It employs a cooled exhaust gas-recirculation platform paired with a diesel particulate filter to meet EPA IT4/EU Stage IIIB emissions regulations. This easy-to-maintain engine requires no special additional fluids — just ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel and CJ-4 engine oil. The DPF is replaced at 4,500 hours by a Hitachi dealer.

Three work modes allow an operator to choose a digging style that fits the job. High Productivity (HP) delivers more power and faster hydraulic response. Power (P) delivers a balance of power, speed, and fuel economy for normal operation. And Economy (E) maximizes fuel efficiency while delivering an enhanced level of productivity.

The spacious cab features a wider door with more glass, more side-to-side foot room, a more comfortable high-back seat with increased slide range, and a new easy-to-read and easy-to-operate multifunction monitor. Among other things, the multi-language LCD monitor tracks scheduled maintenance and reminders. It even provides diagnostic codes to assist in troubleshooting. Just dial and tap to select radio stations, monitor maintenance intervals, set cab temperature, and more. The monitor also includes an attachment support system, with 11 modes that can be displayed to help fit different attachments. hitachiconstruction.com