March 2024

A powerful machine in a compact body

Designed and built with an emphasis on the environment, operator comfort and safety, the ZW80-5B wheel loaders have been developed to perfection. Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia Pty Ltd (HCA) has added a compact ZW80-5B wheel loader to its fleet.


The strategic decision to introduce the compact ZW80-5B to the Australian market was driven by a thorough analysis of the evolving needs within the landscaping, agricultural and construction industries. Recognising the demand for a versatile and efficient solution, we aimed to provide customers with a compact yet powerful option’ stating David Gallina; HCA’s Product Manager of Wheel Loaders and BELL equipment.

Weighing in at 5,465kgs, the ZW80 starts off strong with a robust 2.9lt diesel engine and hydrostatic drive, featuring a standard manually locking differential. Equipped to handle a Hook-On 0.9 cubic meter GP Bucket boasting a 36.8kN breakout force having strength to efficiently scoop full loads. Additionally, with a top speed of 34 km/h, it offers the speed required to move these loads swiftly.

With operator comfort and safety at the forefront, the ZW80 is equipped with a floor-to-ceiling tinted glass front window, providing a 360° unobstructed view to the rear, along with LED working lights (front and rear). Sliding side windows and lock-back doors enable flow-through air ventilation, ensuring both the machine and the operator can maintain maximum productivity throughout the year.

The walk-through design provides convenient access from either the right or left, featuring safety handrails and large steps mounted on both sides. Daily maintenance is simplified with the wide-open engine cover and low-profile counterweight. With a sound-insulated design, low-noise engine, and rubber-mounted enclosure frame and hydraulics, it creates a secure and quiet work environment.

The loader’s adjustable suspension seat cushions against shocks and vibrations while providing an extra-wide seatbelt that adjusts for an exceptionally comfortable fit. Featuring an oscillating axle to handle irregular terrain, ensuring a smooth ride and stable load-carrying capability. A wrap-around counterweight creates a low centre of gravity, enhancing stability during both loading and travel.

Hitachi’s commitment to delivering reliable and durable machines is evident in the robust support structures and the use of large pins and bearings in the ZW80’s centre pin area. The side-by-side arrangement of the aluminium radiator and oil cooler allows for convenient access during routine maintenance and cleaning.

The HST control system facilitates easy manoeuvring between work modes and ensures a seamless transition between speed changes, providing smooth start-ups on slopes and excellent traction across all speed ranges.



The new auto-mode feature automatically engages and disengages the engine based on the machine’s travel speed, preventing unnecessary pitching and saving fuel. This is especially helpful during lighter work when frequent on-and-off cycles occur.  The new Eco Mode reduces engine RPMs when full power is not required. The ZW80 is the smallest machine in Hitachi’s wheel loader line to incorporate Eco Mode, cutting fuel consumption by approximately 10% when full power is not necessary.

The ZW80’s controls incorporate a comprehensive set of audible and visual service alerts. The differential lock switch is conveniently located alongside the joystick, offering easy access to a power boost on demand. The inching pedal enables the machine to decelerate while keeping the engine at higher RPMs and ensures positive braking at the bottom of the pedal stroke.

Tailored for demanding environments, the ZW80 is built with a focus on robust performance, making it well-suited for the challenges encountered in agricultural, landscaping, and construction industries. Equipped with a hook-type quick coupler as a standard feature, it enables effortless attachment switching directly from the cab. This functionality facilitates swift and smooth replacement of various working tools and buckets, enhancing efficiency in tasks across diverse applications.

In addition to providing adaptability across a range of industries, the ZW80 demonstrates HCA’s dedication to delivering innovative and personalised solutions to customers throughout diverse sectors in Australia. The Hitachi ZW80 ensures you receive all the essential features of a compact wheel loader and more!

Visit www.hitachicm.com.au for further details or call your nearest Hitachi dealer to organise a test drive today; 1300HITACHI





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Get Ready, Queensland! Our Demo Days are just around the corner!
Join us in Sunshine Coast next week to witness the power and innovation of our latest machinery. We’re excited to showcase the ZX85USB-7, ZX75US-7, ZX55U-5, ZX17U-5, and BELL TC11.

📅 Date: Thu 18th & Fri 19th July 📍 Location: Ensby Yard, 141 Frizzo Road

Don't miss this chance to see these advanced machines in action, meet our expert team, and learn how they can revolutionize your operations.
If you can’t make it to the first one, we will have 3 more!

📍 Gympie 📅 Thu 25th & Fri 26th July 
Address: Corwoods, 42 Tandur road Kybong

📍 Maryborough 📅 Thu 1st & Fri 2nd August 
Address: Susan River, 1946 Maryborough Hervey Bay Road

📍 Bundaberg 📅 Thu 8th & Fri 9th August 
Address: Bundaberg Sugar, Gooburrum Road Bundaberg
🔥 Poll Time! 🔥 
Would you rather have a Hitachi Fire Pit or a Hitachi Esky? Cast your vote in the comments below! 👇

For your chance to win one or the other, visit us at QME 2024 Mackay Showgrounds, 23-25 July! 🎉 

Register your QME attendance for FREE at https://www.queenslandminingexpo.com.au/
Mark your calendars! 🗓️
We’re excited to announce that Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia will be at the AWRE Expo again this year on July 24-25 at ICC!

Come join us to get an up-close look at the impressive ZW220-7 and discover what else we’re showcasing this year.
Check out the video for a sneak peek of the ZW220-7 in action! 🌟
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