Hitachi unveils new special application machines at Bauma



The new special application machines from Hitachi include a ZX210LC-6 super long front (SLF) excavator, a ZX135US-6 telescopic arm excavator and a ZX135US-6 sliding arm excavator.

The new super long front excavator is the optimum solution for maintaining rivers and lakes, as well as slope finishing and landscaping.  As one of the smaller models in the range, it has a maximum digging reach of 15 metres and digging depth of 11 metres.

To enhance the durability of the ZX210LC-6 SLF, it has been designed with a larger box-type cross section and thicker steel plates.  Versatility has been addressed with the design of the front attachment, which enables easy transportation of the machine.  In addition, the ZX210LC-6 SLF has a heavier counterweight than the standard version to provide exceptional stability.

The new smallest telescopic arm excavator is the ideal solution for deep excavation on narrow job sites in urban environments. It occupies less than half the space of the largest model the ZX350LC-6 and is capable of excavating to depths of 16.5 metres.

The telescopic arm of the ZX135US-6 extends and retracts smoothly in seconds using a technologically advanced combination of rope and hydraulic cylinders, enabling it to remove soil quickly and easily, loading trucks efficiently so the material can be transported off site.

The new sliding arm excavator has been developed by Hitachi as a compact alternative to larger models has a significantly smaller footprint, making it ideal for urban and road construction projects.

The sliding arm of the ZX135US-6 extends the working range considerably to a maximum digging depth of 7,790mm.  The upper arm features a built-in sliding cylinder with a 2,000mm stroke.  The excavator is equipped with a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system that injects urea into exhaust gas to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions.  The new medium excavator also features the HIOS IV hydraulic system, which reduces totally hydraulic loss and helps to lower fuel consumption by 7% (in PWR mode) with the same levels of productivity as the previous model.

Benefits of the ZX210LC-6 SLF

  • Exceptional durability thanks to robust components
  • Excellent stability with heavier standard counterweight
  • Easy to transport
  • High-quality design elements and materials

Benefits of the ZX135US-6 telescopic arm

  • Heavier counterweight for exceptional stability
  • Short cycle time for enhanced productivity
  • Excellent visibility with optional zoom camera
  • Enhanced safety thanks to fall prevention guard
  • Ideal for confined urban environments

Benefits of the ZX135US-6 sliding arm

  • Extended working range for enhanced versatility
  • Exceptional durability with robust sliding structure that resists wear
  • Efficient HIOS IV hydraulic system
  • Short swing radius for confined spaces
  • Easy to maintain
  • High-quality design elements and materials



Model code ZX210LC-6 super long front
Engine rated power (kW) 128.4
Operating weight (kg) 24,300 – 25,200
Maximum digging reach (mm) 15,400
Bucket digging force (kN) 81
Maximum vertical digging depth (m) 11,540


Model code ZX135US-6 telescopic arm
Engine rated power (kW) 78.5
Operating weight (kg) 16,500
Clamshell bucket capacity (m3) ISO heaped 0.25
Bucket digging force (kN) 38.0
Maximum vertical digging depth (m) 16.5
Model code ZX135US-6 sliding arm  
Engine rated power (kW) 78.5  
Operating weight (kg) 15,000 – 15,600  
Backhoe bucket ISO heaped (m3) 0.36  
Maximum digging depth (mm) 7,790  
Bucket digging force (kN) ISO 99