Mini Excavators: Equipment Spotlight

February 2013, Vol. 68 No. 2
The John Deere 35D excavator.

Hitachi
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This Dash-5 series excavator will launch in March 2013 — the ZX60USB-5 delivers the same reliability and performance as the preceding Dash-3 series, but packs more customer-driven enhancements, including better cab visibility, a Yanmar engine that meets EPA IT4/EU Stage IIIB emissions regulations, and more. hitachiconstruction.com

Hyundai Construction
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For projects requiring small excavators, the R27Z-9 zero tail swing model offers a tail-swing radius of 2.7 feet. The 6,350 pound R27Z-9 is powered by a reliable 24.7 hp Mitsubishi S3L2 engine. The machine has a dig depth of 6.10 feet and bucket-digging force of 4,520 lbf. Select either rubber or steel tracks on the R27Z-9. Hyundai designed all compact-radius excavators with operator comfort and convenience in mind. Features and benefits like fully adjustable seats and armrests, large foot pedals, ergonomic joysticks, large-capacity air conditioners, improved ventilation, MP3 player/AM/FM radio and water- and dust-proofing seals all add to the overall comfort. 877.509.2254, hceamericas.com