Hitachi releases latest EX-7 mining excavator

The EX3600-7 excavator. Image: Hitachi Construction Machinery

Hitachi has unveiled the EX3600-7 mining excavator, the fourth machine in its EX-7 series following the launch of the EX5600-7, EX2600-7 and EX1200-7.

The EX3600-7, which is available in a backhoe or shovel configuration, comes with a variety of features that reduce fuel consumption, increase efficiency and make maintenance simpler.

Its fuel consumption optimisation technologies reduce consumption costs, while achieving “superior” productivity and enhancing sustainability.

The excavator potentially reduces four to seven per cent of fuel consumption compared with the previous model through engine options and hydraulic system improvements.

“The EX3600-7 sets a new standard in the mining industry. With a multitude of innovative features, it’s a reliable workhouse that is ready for its tough job,” said Hitachi Construction Machinery, Americas mining product marketing and applications manager, Brian Mace.

This excavator is loaded with intelligent features such as auto-lubrication system with a large capacity grease tank to minimise downtime and optimise machine longevity.

It comes with Cummins or MTU EPA Final Tier 4 engine options. For non-regulated countries, Cummins or MTU engine options are available, featuring fuel-calibration optimisation settings that contribute to improved efficiency.

The mainframe “is now stronger” than previous models, dispersing stress more evenly across the sturdy, slanted frame.

It also provides maximum cab comfort and safety for operators, thanks to a pressurised cab’s climate-controlled air conditioning, automatic weight-adjusting air suspension seat and integrated electronic joysticks.

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