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Kawasaki Introduces New Z7 Wheel Loaders

KCMA Corporation, the North American marketers of Kawasaki wheel loaders, is releasing the first two models of the Kawasaki Z7 Wheel Loader generation. Meeting EPA Tier 4i emission standards required introduction of new systems like Diesel Particulate Filters, Exhaust Gas Recirculation systems, Variable Geometry Turbochargers and High Pressure Common Rail fuel systems. New powertrain components, hydraulic and electrical systems, and structures were developed to improve efficiency, productivity and comfort. Many features use sophisticated controls and logic to provide “intelligent” systems that adjust to the working conditions of the machine to improve efficiency.

The first two models of the Kawasaki Z7 wheel loaders are the 85Z7 and 90Z7. The 85Z7 features a 221 net horsepower wheel loader powered by an Isuzu engine. With a 4.8 cubic yard General Purpose bucket, the 85Z7 is ideal for a wide range of applications from plant loading, construction, stockpile loadout, or other general loader applications. Equipped with special application modifications the 85Z7 will also be used in logging, refuse, scrap, and chemical applications.

The Kawasaki 90Z7 wheel loader is bigger than its predecessor and features 280 net horsepower from a Hino diesel engine. The General Purpose bucket is 5.5 cubic yards and the Material Handling bucket is 6.1 cubic yards. This is an ideal machine for stockpile loading, plant applications, and a variety of other general loader applications.


It will also have the flexibility of being sold in special applications such as hot slag, refuse and logging.

The features of the new Kawasaki Z7 wheel loaders are aimed at reducing operating costs and increasing production. Innovative designs like the HN bushings used in the linkage system extend grease intervals to 500 hours. Use of KCM EX46 Hydraulic Oil will allow for oil change intervals in the hydraulic system to be doubled to 4000 hours. Use of variable displacement piston pumps in an open-centered, excavator style hydraulic system saves on fuel and improve overall feel and response of the hydraulic system. The patented “IntelliDig” system balances Rimpull power and breakout force when digging tough materials to speed cycles. The operator can set a variety of items to allow the machine to fit his production needs. He can set power settings, lift arm kickout settings, declutch setting and even the way the transmission shifts to fit his application.