Hitachi Europe to offer factory-fitted machine control

By Catrin Jones10 February 2022

Hitachi Construction Machinery Europe (HCME) is now offering its Zaxis-7 excavators ranging from 10 to 50 tonnes with factory-fitted 2D and 3D machine control solutions from Leica Geosystems.

Installed in the Hitachi factory in Amsterdam, HCME says customers will benefit from extensive testing to ensure optimum machine calibration and professional installation. (Photo: Hitachi Construction Machinery Europe)

HCME said that adding Leica Geosystems machine control technology to its excavators would increase efficiency on the job site while lowering running costs, and enable work to be completed on time, on specification, on budget, safely and sustainably.

Hitachi excavators can be made available several machine control options. These include: 2D machine control; 2D ready with 3D bracket and wires, so customers can upgrade to 3D when required; and a complete 3D option.

In addition, Hitachi factory-fitted tilt rotator attachments can also be fully integrated into the system.

Ryo Kurihara, solution linkage manager at HCME, said, “This announcement is in line with HCME’s strategy to shift to digitalisation and provide customised solutions to our customers. By taking advantage of a factory-fitted Leica Geosystems solution, operators can start work immediately after machine delivery.

“Also, owners have peace of mind that the machine control system has been installed and tested, and it will be fully supported by their local Hitachi dealer in conjunction with the local Leica Geosystems specialists.”

Magnus Thibblin, Leica Geosystems machine control president, added, “Collaboration is essential to the success of construction projects. We recognise the importance of partnerships and industry cooperation to provide contractors with the latest easily accessible technologies. We are pleased to work with Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) to provide customers with high-standard machine control solutions on Zaxis-7 excavators delivered directly from the factory.”

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