ZX160LC-3’s ’E Mode’ Saves Up to 13 Percent More Fuel

Wed November 05, 2008 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

The ZX160LC-3, which replaces the Zaxis 160LC, generates 10 percent more horsepower than its predecessor, yet uses less fuel. New E, P, and H/P modes can be selected to suit job needs. The E mode can save fuel consumption up to 13 percent compared to P mode on the previous model.

Like all Dash 3s, the ZX160LC-3 uses the HIOS III hydraulic system. Engine performance and hydraulic flow are balanced for fast and smooth operations. Swing torque has been increased approximately 6 percent for faster cycle times.

Due to regenerative hydraulics and 39 percent more hydraulic flow, arm roll-in is 20 percent faster and the boom lower/arm movement is 15 percent faster. Multifunction operations are smooth and precise, according to the manufacturer.

With an additional 2,400 lbs. (1,089 kg) of operating weight, the Zaxis 160LC-3 has made significant improvements in stability and lift capacity. Even with this growth, the ZX160LC is sized to fit on a 40,000-lb. (18,144 kg) tag trailer for easy transportability.

Other key features include a stronger undercarriage, X-beam, side frames, idler brackets, and front attachment — all designed to further enhance durability. Improvements include an approximately 13 percent increase in drawbar pull and a 15 percent greater fuel tank capacity.

The Dash-3 CRES II cab is larger and comes with a wider seatback, more leg room, and 47 percent more glass on the right hand side for improved visibility. Low-effort, short-throw levers are easy to use. This fingertip control also reduces operator fatigue.

The multilingual widescreen LCD color monitor provides maintenance, attachment, and operational information. An optional air-suspension heated seat also is available.

The cab also is prepped for auxiliary hydraulics. Other options include several arm and shoe sizes, control pattern change valve, and auxiliary hydraulic accessories.

For more information, visit www.hitachiconstruction.com.