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Hitachi showcases excavators

by Steve Elliott

Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas (HCMA), Newnan, Ga., a subsidiary of Hitachi Construction Machinery (HCM), Tokyo, introduced three new excavators during a press event Thursday, May 19, at the Callaway Resort & Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga.

Simon Wilson, vice president sales, HCMA, said the company is the largest manufacturer of excavators in the world. He said the company devotes time listening to customer needs and bringing those needs into its products.

The equipment rental industry is a major part of HCMA’s strategy for future growth, Wilson said.

“We believe that rental is a key business segment in North America, and even in South America,” Wilson said. “It’s very important for us to not only learn and understand, but also to support the rental business. The rental business in North America continues to grow. It is very important that these machines can last and be designed for that rental customer. There is a lot of excitement for the Hitachi brand in North America.”

The excavators introduced were: