Fuel Consumption Optimization technologies improve total fuel economy by 6%
Hitachi introduced the EX1200-7 excavator, which will provide increased efficiency, reliability and durability for customers. The excavator is the third machine in Hitachi’s new EX-7 series lineup, following the recent launch of the EX2600-7 and EX5600-7.
“Available in a backhoe or shovel configuration, the EX1200-7 is our smallest mining excavator and also serves as a crossover machine for construction customers,” said Brian Mace, mining product marketing & applications manager, Hitachi Construction Machinery – Americas. “This versatile machine delivers an astounding combination of power and the latest technologies you need to get the job done, whether its large-scale excavation or mining.”
The EX1200-7 excavator features Fuel Consumption Optimization (FCO) technologies that improve total fuel economy by 6% (compared to the EX1200-6) through engine and hydraulic system improvements.
- Cummins Tier 4 Final engine with DEF, plus auto-idle to reduce engine speed and save on fuel consumption (Note *: Only Cummins engine will be available)
- 9.2-cu.-yd. bucket capacity (+4.5%)
- Improved hydraulic system with flow regeneration valve to reduce power requirements from the hydraulic system and engine
- Undercarriage includes three single-sided upper rollers on each side of the track frame that help maintain track shoe clearance and reduce debris buildup
- Welded, full-box section design boom and arm evenly distribute stress and provide ease of maintenance
- Optional auto-lubrication system for a bulk excavation front attachment
- Cab rests on six-point, support-type, fluid-filled elastic mounts
- Improved track link design mitigates premature failure of the master pin while oil-filled idlers and rollers eliminate the need for daily lubrication
- Pressurized cab with climate-controlled air conditioning, weight-adjusting cushioned seat, large, multi-functional display with an LED backlight and optional sun visor and roll screen
- Optional Aerial Angle system features a display monitor that combines a set of images captured by cameras positioned at different locations around the machine
This article first appeared in the Canadian Mining Journal