A brand new ZX350LC-6 was recently delivered to Mozingo Construction, an underground contractor in Oakdale, California.
The excavator’s first work site was in Patterson, California, where the company is digging sewer, storm and water pipelines for a 200-home development called “Villages of Patterson.”
“The ZX350 excavator is a really good size for us because it’s a big enough machine where you can do some deep digging, but it’s not too big that you can’t do a small site job with it also,” said Kurt Mozingo, founder and owner of Mozingo Construction. “It’s a very versatile machine.”
Mozingo and his wife, Doni, founded the company in 1990. Since its humble beginnings, it has grown into one of the largest underground utility contractors in San Joaquin Valley, one of the world's most productive agricultural regions and home to 4 million Californians.
“Hitachi has given us great support over the years,” Mozingo said. “When we started, we were so young and so new in the business that nobody would really give us the time of day. But Hitachi did, and we’ve been with them ever since.”
Eddie Cotta has been an operator with Mozingo Construction for five years and runs the ZX350LC-6, along with other Hitachi machines.
“They’re smooth, fast and have plenty of power,” he said of Hitachi’s excavator line. “Hitachi is more reliable and a little smoother in the controls and hydraulics than some of the other brands that are out there.”