Hitachi introduces the newest models to join its Zaxis Dash-5 line — ZX75US-5 and ZX85US-5. The two reduced-tail-swing excavators feature the same performance and reliability as the preceding Dash-3 Series models, but include enhancements to improve their durability and productivity. The machines’ reduced-tail-swing design makes it easy for operators to navigate and work around obstacles and congested jobsites where traditional excavators don’t fit. In addition, the machines combine a hydraulic-boom system with an enhanced boom recirculation function to generate more aggressive boom/arm speed. This returns the arm to the dig position faster, in turn enhancing productivity.

“Our exclusive focus on excavators is especially evident in these new Dash-5 reduced-tail-swing models,” said Mark Wall, product marketing manager at Hitachi. “Whether you work in urban renewal, street repair, underground utilities or the landscape industry, these ultrashorts open up a wide range of possibilities.”

The new models feature two productivity modes to give operators the ability to choose the digging style that fits the job. Power mode delivers a balance of speed and fuel economy for normal operation, while Economy model reduces top speed and helps save fuel. In addition, the  ZX75US-5 and ZX85US-5 feature next-generation engines that employ a cooled exhaust gas-recirculation platform paired with a diesel particulate filter to meet EPA Final Tier 4 emissions regulations.