The ZX30U-5 compact excavator weighs in at 6,680-6,900 pounds but is compatible with the same bucket size as the larger ZX26U-5 and ZX27U-3. The ZX30U-5 comes standard with mechanical pattern changers, quick couplers and proportional auxiliary hydraulics plumbed to the end of the boom.

Manual wedge-style couplers enable quick attachment of a variety of buckets and tools. An independent-swing boom and 360-degree rotation are designed for work in tight spaces.

The cab includes a rollover protective structure (ROPS)-certified canopy as well as a ROPS cab option. The heated and air-conditioned cab provides increased visibility with a larger front window and easier access from the three-inch door width increase.