Hitachi unleashed their newest construction truck line: the EH1100 rigid dump truck and the EH1100-5. The rigid-frame haul truck was unveiled at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG, which was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, on March 4th through March 8th at booth 12621 in the North Hall.
The new trucks have more remote monitoring capabilities, a flat floor plate that provides more control while dumping, thus increasing payload. Also, the new truck line has increased machine serviceability, which means the brake system valves and the test ports have been relocated for easier access during servicing and when troubleshooting is required; there is also an electronic maintenance and troubleshooting system that is available in a multitude of languages using the operator’s LCD in the cab. With this new dump truck line, Hitachi has an added feature that allows the truck to recognize the speed limit and restrict the truck’s top speed when traveling downhill; this, of course, is an optional feature. Truck systems now offer communication via the CAN bus and permit rear view camera monitoring via an LCD display; having the rear view camera decreases the amount of wiring used throughout the truck. Also, Hitachi redesigned the rear wet brakes and added a brake surface area to increase service braking and delay horsepower. This new line also has reduced operator noise exposure, which is a result of modifications to the cab's sound deadening materials and the exhaust system. Another feature is the three point seat belts that are now included on the EH1100-5 seats and other Hitachi construction models.
Not only did Hitachi reveal their newest dump truck line, they also introduced compact excavators and production class excavators, which included the EX1200-6, the ZX135US-5 and the ZX50U-5.
For those interested in purchasing this piece of construction equipment, the EH1100 and the EH1100-5 go on sale April 1st, 2014.