Hitachi Construction Machinery - North America
Introducing the new ZX30U-5
June 2, 2017

Hitachi introduces the new ZX30U-5 compact excavator.

A step up from the ZX26U-5, the new ZX30U-5 packs productivity-boosting advantages like increased lift capacity, swing torque and improved breakout forces into a 3- to 4-metric-ton compact class size. Easy to load and transport between jobs, this small workhorse gives you big performance on all kinds of jobs.


  • Fuel-efficient Yanmar engine with 17.4 kW (23 hp) @ 2,400 rpm.
  • EPA Final Tier 4 (FT4)/EU Stage IV engine; no aftertreatment device needed.
  • Side-by-side cooling cores and vertical spin-on filters simplify maintenance.
  • Manual wedge-style coupler enables quick attachment changes.


  • An independent-swing boom and 360-degree rotation increases versatility.
  • Compatibility with ZX26U-5 and ZX27U-3 buckets and attachments adds value.
  • Heated and air-conditioned cab provides increased visibility and easier access with a 3-inch door width increase.


  • Rollover protective structure (ROPS)-certified canopy and ROPS cab option.
  • Heavy-duty side shields deflect material and impacts, protecting propel motors, and boom and blade cylinders.
  • Tough X-frame provides a solid, stable platform that resists material build-up.