Zaxis 60USB-3: New Tiny Titan Joins Hitachi Line-up

Moline, IL. (October 13, 2008) ” Bridging the gap between the ZX50U-2 compact excavator and the ZX75US-3 and ZX85USB-3 mid-sized excavators, the Hitachi ZX60USB-3 is a new ultra-short excavator with a swing boom and backfill blade. It is the perfect size for jobs along walls, guard rails, narrow roads, and tight work sites. The independent swing boom moves 80 degrees to the left and 60 degrees to the right; the boom offset is 33.5 inches to the right and 28 inches to the left.


Powerful and fuel efficient
Thanks to the Yanmar 4TNV98 engine which is certified to EPA interim Tier-4 emission regulations, the ZX60USB-3 is durable, very productive, and extremely fuel efficient. The advanced engine technologies include an Exhaust Gas Recirculation system to reduce NOx emissions while maintaining high power; an electronic governor that adjusts fuel-injection volume and engine speed; and an isochronous control electronic governor that reduces fuel consumption and excess noise. The excavator™s overall noise level and fuel consumption are also reduced by a large 20-inch variable speed fan that is continuously adjusted by a linear clutch.


Cab comfort

The cab is TOPS/ROPS/OPG designed and comes standard with air conditioning and a one-piece airtight floor. Finger-tip control, short-stroke levers reduce operator fatigue. The seat features a tall, shaped seat back, ensuring a more comfortable working environment. Tinted front and top windows, a one-piece door window, and extra glass on the lower bottom right-hand side provide excellent visibility.


Built rugged, easy to service

Just like its bigger siblings, the ZX60USB-3 uses a D-section frame skirt to increase the rigidity of the upperstructure frame. A box-section stay is used at the blade for greater durability. The one-piece swing post helps reduce jerking of the swing boom. WC tungsten-carbide thermal spraying at the contact surfaces between the arm top and bucket reduces wear and jerking. The radiator and oil cooler are arranged in parallel for easier and quicker cleaning. Waved fins and radiator front net help reduce dirt clogs. Daily inspection points are strategically located for easy servicing.


The ZX60USB-3 is available with either rubber or steel tracks. A 6-foot 1-inch long arm with an additional 573-pound counterweight is also an option.


For more information about the Zaxis 60USB-3, go online to or visit your local Hitachi dealer.

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