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Hitachi has revealed its new EX8000-7 excavator in Australia, designed to deliver the utmost power and force in the most challenging mining conditions.

Weighing over 830 tonnes and with the ability to move 75 tonnes of dirt per bucket load, the EX8000-7 is Hitachi’s largest standard backhoe excavator.

The excavator can generate 2×1450 kilowatts of power at 1800 revolutions per minute and comes with an option of a Cummins QSKTA60 or MTU 12V 4000 C33 diesel-charged engine.

The EX8000-7 has been designed to perform across different mining profiles and comes with a front attachment design that prioritises performance.

The most significant update on the EX8000-7 is the excavator’s on-board sensors, diagnostic tools and advanced software which deliver the insights to enable to operators the safest and most productive experience.

Further intelligence comes via the EX8000-7’s new electronic cylinder stroke controls that enable the signalling from angle sensors to the main frame, boom and arm.

Ensuring product durability and user visibility, operators can monitor the pump flow rate and cylinder speed in real time.

Hitachi has implemented the most advanced fuel optimisation technologies and cutting-edge safety features for the new excavator, while also ensuring easy maintenance and operational comfort.

The EX8000-7 features electronic joysticks, an intelligent multi-functional display, advanced air suspension seating and improved climate control.

Other attributes include an on-board inclinometer, improved machine access and ease of maintenance, a dual isolator switch as standard, an emergency escape chute, engine stop switching and optional perimeter monitoring cameras.

The EX8000-7 excavator joins Hitachi’s EX-7 series, which also includes EX1200-7, EX2600-7, EX3600-7, EX5600-7 and its new EX2000-7 excavator, recently revealed at MINExpo 2021.

The EX2000-7’s main pump electronic regulators, high hydraulic efficiency regeneration and cooling package work together to reduce fuel consumption by up to 20 per cent, offering mining companies a lower-emission option for their operations.