Hitachi

For Casey Vanderwiele, a typical Sunday morning includes hopping in one of his Hitachi excavators with a hot cup of coffee. What may seem like work to others is therapy for Casey. "You can deal with the public and customers, but we refer to our Hitachis as therapy because when you're in the excavator, it's just like therapy," Casey said.

From building its first hydraulic excavator to manufacturing technologically advanced equipment today, Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. Ltd. is proud to celebrate 70 years of innovation. For Hitachi, this year marks more than just the beginning of a new decade.

Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders America Inc. (HCMA) is introducing the new ZW330-6 wheel loader on the heels of the ZW370-6, recently introduced during ConExpo 2020. Designed and engineered to meet the demands of the North American market, the new model offers exceptional levels of performance without compromising on efficiency, according to the manufacturer.

Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, is home to more than 16.7 million acres of Tongass National Forest. Within the millions of acres of raw Alaskan wilderness, works a customized, one-of-a-kind ZX470LC-6 Hitachi machine. The machine isn't your average log loader.

Visitors to ConExpo-Con/AGG got a preview of Hitachi Solution Linkage Integrated Grade Control with Topcon – a new excavator technology developed in cooperation with Topcon that allows an operator to set a grade and hold it. The new integrated technology increases efficiency while also lowering daily operating costs.

Visitors at the Hitachi booth at ConExpo-Con/AGG may have noticed a special anniversary logo on the machines. The special logo is part of the 70th anniversary celebration of the start of full-scale production of Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. Ltd.

When you think "excavator," images of digging dirt and rock on land may come to mind. However, that's not the case for J.F. Brennan Company Inc. (Brennan), a 100-year-old marine construction contractor out of La Crosse, Wisc. "We get the Hitachis working out on the water," said Sam Crawford, project manager for Brennan.

A popular New England tourist attraction is undergoing major changes. Work is under way on a new seal exhibit and 4D theater at Connecticut's Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, in response to the scheduled reconstruction of a railroad bridge adjacent to the facility.

Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders America Inc. (HCMA) continues to expand its most technologically advanced line of Dash-6 wheel loaders with the large and powerful ZW370-6 developed for high volume production operations and quarries. The large Hitachi ZW370-6 wheel loader features an impressive 48,780 lbs.

Seward Township, Ill., has replaced its motorgrader with a new Hitachi ZW180-6 wheel loader. "We bought the Hitachi loader last summer after months of researching what our needs and budget would fit," said Anne Vickery, road commissioner, Kendeall County, Ill.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is overseeing a nearly $90 million project that will rehabilitate the U.S. 1/Roosevelt Expressway viaduct in Philadelphia. The viaduct is located between the Broad Street and Wissahickon Avenue/Germantown Avenue exits in the Nicetown section of the city.