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.