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June 12, 2013

Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia Introduces New Compaction Equipment – Hitachi Vibratory Plate Compactors and Rammers

Hitachi Construction Machinery (Australia) Pty Ltd (HCA) announces the release of the new Hitachi compaction equipment range, which includes the ZV-P series Hitachi vibratory plate compactors and the ZV-R series Hitachi rammers. The Hitachi compaction equipment has been designed to suit a number of industry applications, and are the perfect match for councils, hire and rental companies, landscapers, as well as paving, trenching and civil contractors.

The new compaction range of Hitachi vibratory plate compactors (ZV40PF/ZV60PF/ZV80P) and Hitachi rammers (ZV65R/ZV75R) deliver power and performance in a compact package.

The Hitachi ZV-P series vibratory plate compactors utilise safety cushions, reinforced bottom plate and triple vibration-resistant design to deliver high compaction, durability and easy operation. Boasting a low-amplitude and high-frequency, these compactors are an effective tool in the compaction of cohesive, granular and mixed soils.

The plate compactors incorporate a triple vibration-proof design and the rammers have a low-vibration handle. Both these features contribute to reduced operator hand fatigue by significantly reducing vibrations without compromising on performance. Additionally, these features are highly advantageous when it comes to safety, generating greater productivity through longer operating hours.

ZV65R Hitachi Rammer
ZV65R Hitachi Rammer

The Hitachi ZV-R series rammers provide operators with powerful compaction force. A combination of double reinforced base plates and a safety cushion mitigates damage to the machine, particularly in distribution hazards such as drops. Operators will also benefit from improved stability, as well as efficient manoeuvrability in confined spaces due to the compact machine design.

Propelling power of the ramming shoes is increased for better controllability on uneven ground. As seen in the vibratory plate compactors, the rammers are ideal in tough site conditions where manoeuvrability in restrictive environments is required.

Convenient operation has been achieved through a user-friendly throttle lever and an engine stop switch positioned close to the operator’s hand. In addition, the steel cover offers added protection and durability for the engine.

Engineered and manufactured in Japan, Hitachi compaction equipment is designed to the highest quality based on decades of innovation across the mining and construction industry.

About Hitachi Construction Machinery (Australia) Pty Ltd (HCA)

HCA is a subsidiary of Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd (Japan) and part of the global and diversified Hitachi Ltd group. HCA is the exclusive distributor of Hitachi, Bell and John Deere (construction and forestry) products in Australia, which are considered three of the most renowned and innovative Original Equipment Manufacturer brands in the world. It delivers world-class machine sales and support to Australian customers across the mining, construction, quarry, forestry, material handling and recycling industries through its wholly-owned national branch network. It also provides comprehensive parts and servicing facilities vital to the performance of the equipment it sells.

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