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Latest Hitachi loader incorporates Dash-6 technology

By |  December 23, 2019
The new cab features a pressurized work environment with a virtually airtight seal to keep out dust and dirt. Photo courtesy of Hitachi

The new cab features a pressurized work environment with a virtually airtight seal to keep out dust and dirt. Photo courtesy of Hitachi

The new ZW250-6 is the latest addition to the fleet of wheel loaders featuring Hitachi Dash-6 upgrades and technology.

With the ZW250-6, Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders America introduces a larger, more powerful version of the ZW220-6. Bringing many of the same unique features into Hitachi’s lineup of larger production loaders, the ZW250-6 is engineered and equipped to take on the full range of duties expected by demanding owners and operators.

Designed as a powerful yet responsive multitasker, the ZW250-6 has what it takes to move nimbly through all of the required loader tasks and keep working through long shifts in tough work environments, according to Hitachi. It is amply powered by a 250-hp Cummins Tier 4 Final engine with 37,090 pounds of breakout force. The standard GP bucket offers a heaped capacity of 4.8 cu. yd. and can load over 35,000 pounds to dumping heights better than 13 ft., 11 in.

The ZW250-6 delivers a suite of popular smart features such as ride control, telematics, auto power-up, and an operator-friendly LCD color monitor. Like other Dash-6 models, the ZW250-6 serves up production-focused features tailored to help owners and operators get the best from their machine.

Among these performance features, the new Power Mode switch stands out in almost any application, according to Hitachi. Power Mode gives operators an instant 10 percent burst in engine rpm at their fingertips. One touch in any of the auto and manual ranges produces immediate access to extra acceleration, rim-pull and breakout force without limiting the loader’s top speed.

The ZW250-6 is also available with Hitachi’s exclusive E‑Stick hydraulic steering system. The optional E‑Stick is an electric control over a hydraulically controlled joystick. First offered on the ZW220-6, the E‑Stick control provides operators with a steering lever mounted just in front of the armrest. It takes over from the steering wheel and allows fine control of the machine’s movements with minimal effort, Hitachi says.

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