Hitachi Construction Machinery - North America
Upgraded Dash-5 Compact Excavators offer big-time performance
May 21, 2015


Although they are the smallest Hitachi excavators, the upgraded ZX17U-5 and ZX26U-5 give you big-time performance on all kinds of jobs.

These Dash-5 Compact Excavators have quiet, fuel-efficient Yanmar engines that meet EPA Final Tier 4(FT4)/EU Stage IV emission standards while providing reliable and powerful performance. With their reduced-tail-swing designs, these tiny titans can work in tight spaces and are easy to load and transport between jobs.  A heated, spacious cab with wider, easier entry and better visibility won’t cramp your style. Heavy-duty X-frames provide a solid, stable platform that resists material build-up. And maintenance is easy thanks to enhancements such as improved access to side-by-side cooling cores. When you choose Hitachi Dash-5 Compact Excavators, you get big benefits.


  • Powerful, fuel-efficient FT4 Yanmar engines
  • Simplified maintenance with parallel cooling cores and additional access door
  • Easy blade-width expansion with redesigned blade extension pins (ZX17U-5)
  • Increased versatility with wedge-style quick coupler for attachments
  • At-a-glance machine performance with enhanced display
  • Increased visibility and easier access with redesigned, heated cab (ZX26U-5)


  • Maximized productivity with smooth hydraulics
  • Added versatility and stability with durable backfill blade
  • Extended grease intervals with oil-impregnated arm, boom and bucket bushings


  • Safe production with rollover protective structure (ROPS)-certified canopy (ZX26U-5 cab option)
  • Added strength with steel service doors
  • Proven undercarriage with heavy-duty X-frame