The Hitachi Experience Took On New Life At CONEXPO 2020!
Hitachi Wheel Loaders launches a break-out year in 2020 for top equipment fleets.
At this year’s CONEXPO, March 10-13, Hitachi demonstrated how a proven technology leader comes through with a new generation of smart, tough wheel loaders that can keep pace with today’s generation of demanding, tech-savvy equipment users.
Quick links to:
- Hitachi Wheel Loaders Debut At CONEXPO
- Official Hitachi CONEXPO Brochure
- Message From Al Quinn, Managing Director
- Dash-6: Comfort. Simplicity. Durability
- ConSite: As Experienced At CONEXPO
- FOCUS Magazine - CONEXPO Special Edition
- Newsmakers. Reports From The Show Floor & Beyond
- The Hitachi Timeline Since 1910
- Hitachi Construction Machinery Limited 70thAnniversary
- Meet Bill Griste of SC Rock
You knew what to expect from the other OEMs.
Show-goers found “the unexpected” from Hitachi
Other equipment companies came to show off their iron – we showed up to show off our smarts! Hitachi Wheel Loaders kicked off a new generation of machines built to bring heavy equipment into the 21st century. Our game-changing technology scored big at the exhibition with smart advances in operator performance and fleet utilization.
Over 15,000 visitors came through our booth on the first day alone – we have to call it an end-to-end success, even though the show had to be cut short by a day. Our exhibit was anchored by two new Dash-6 wheel loaders, the new ZW220-6 and ZW370-6 onsite – plus show-stopping displays of ConSite technology streaming live from a working jobsite.
If you didn’t get to the show, you can still download a copy of the official CONEXPO brochure that we handed out to guests at the booth. It’s filled with new information about the company and highlights of the Dash-6 product line along with ConSite, Hitachi’s automatic data reporting system. It provides owners and operators state-of-the-art and in-fleet management reporting information, monitoring operational data as well as providing emergency alerts. Oh! And we told them it was FREE on new wheel loaders from the ZW120-6 to the big ZW550-6. .
Learn about Hitachi Wheel Loaders in this powerful new video that we featured at the Hitachi Wheel Loader exhibit.
A message from our Managing Director
Thank you to all our customers and dealers that visited us at CONEXPO. It was very exciting for us to finally introduce the Hitachi brand loaders to the market at our first CONEXPO as Hitachi.
Feedback for our product continues to be excellent with market leading telematics through our ConSite application, combined with superior reliability and productivity.
The future continues to look extremely bright.
Up close & personal with “elite” Dash-6 comfort, simplicity and durability:
We didn’t keep count of how many CONEXPO visitors took time to get “hands on” with our display models of the ZW220-6 and ZW370-6 loaders – but we were thrilled with their response! Comments from equipment owners and operators confirmed that Dash-6 models are the industry’s new elite-class machines for durability, productivity and the best visibility in the business.
At the end of the day, thousands of our visitors took a copy of the CONEXPO Special Edition of our FOCUS Magazine. If you were unable to pick one up at the show and want to see what all the excitement was about, download your own copy.
Or, get the scoop on the machines that were featured on the exhibit floor.
- The ZW220-6 general-duty loader
- The ZW370-6 aggregates loader
- Watch the latest Hitachi ZW370-6 video
Watch as John Bawol, a Regional Product Support Manager takes you through the ZW370-6 Wheel loader that was on the CONEXPO show floor in two videos.
ConSite: At the heart of the Hitachi Experience
Picture this: You settle into the seat of the new ZW370-6 operator environment. You customize the controls for your personal ease and comfort. You decide what you’d like to see in real-time operational data and… in moments, you witness the power of ConSite!
That’s what our guests at CONEXPO experienced, with the help of our ConSite Rescue Team (CRT). In ConSIte, they discovered an advanced suite of new maintenance apps designed to work where you work – in the field.
ConSite, as outlined in the Hitachi Official CONEXPO Brochure, provides you with the technology to “predict and prevent” unscheduled downtime. It automatically, continuously monitors every aspect of your machine’s health and productivity.
- It alerts both you and your Hitachi dealer of any issues that need service attention
- It sends monthly performance and maintenance summaries to your email inbox
- And it puts the tools in your hands to access that data as and when you need it most
And, even better: ConSIte is absolutely free with every Dash-6 wheel loader – ZW120-6 and up.
A free smartphone app for HCMA service techs that monitors your loaders remotely and digitally.
Create instant service reports with images, captions, and notes to email to your dealer.
ConSite Oil Analysis
Total oil analysis and early warning system to help you make better maintenance decisions.
NEW in Hitachi Dash-6 Wheel Loaders
- The industry’s first DPF-free Tier 4F solution
- Finger-tip “Power Mode” for instant 10% rpm boost
- Parallel tilt & lift for smooth loading
- Shift-to-hold transmission override
- Heavy-duty box frame with low-mount lift arm and Dual Z-Bar linkage
- “E-Stick” fingertip hydraulic steering
- The best 360o visibility in the business
Our friends in the trade press are all on-board with the Dash-6 lineup for 2020!
We have to send out a big “thank you” to Equipment World for making our ZW220-6 the cover feature of their CONEXPO report in the April edition.
The ZW370-6 made its public debut at the show, and it was an instant hit with industry reviewers! Check out the great coverage our newest machine received from Equipment Journal, GX Contractor and Construction Equipment. (We love to see words like “technologically advanced” and “large and powerful” when editors talk about Dash-6 loaders!)
Our Dash-6 compact machines have made a big splash, too. Compact Equipment Magazine announced the winners of its Innovative Iron awards for equipment released over the last 12 months and the ZW50 and ZW80 both made the top of the list! How? The answer is “Simple.”
The flagship of the Dash-6 line, the 103,750 lb. ZW550-6, is a major investment for any fleet. So we were especially proud when EquipmentWatch named our big aggregates mover as the winner of their Highest Retained Value award for 2020.
How did we get here?
The road to Hitachi’s leadership in machine technology began in 1910.
Take a 5-minute tour of all of our many milestones from then to now in this new timeline video that we introduced at CONEXPO. So much to learn about where Hitachi got started.
In 2020, Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. is celebrating 70 years since we started full-scale production of construction machinery. To recognize the occasion, our President and Executive Officer, Kotaro Hirano, shared this message of Hitachi’s vision: "Toward the richness of Earth and prosperous communities in the future..."
Meet Bill Griste, President of SC Rock
Bill explains how his new Hitachi ZW370-6 Wheel Loader allows him to meet the constant production demands of his operation. As he explains it, he is in a production mode and when someone comes in for material, they have to be able to load it and send them on their way.
As it is equipped with ConSite, just like the one that was featured at CONEXPO, he gets the same information that the dealer is seeing and this means that they can share information and ensure the maximum uptime for his wheel loader.