In Green Bay, Wis., a new Hitachi ZX380LC-6 and ZX470LC-6 are proving to be game changers on the Titletown District development, a destination area to be created on approximately 34 acres of land immediately west of Lambeau Field.
A family-owned business, Joe DeNoble Sewer & Water purchased the ZX380LC-6 in December 2015, with the ZX470LC-6 joining the fleet in April 2016. The company is involved in Phase 1 of the Titletown District development, which is estimated to be completed in fall 2017. Phase 1 consists of 21 acres, including six acres of a planned 10-acre public park and plaza.
The Hitachi excavators have moved about 75,000 cubic yards of material to install over four miles of pipe – 36-inch, 6-foot and 8-foot diameter pipe – for sewer, water and a storm water underground storage system, all backfilled with granular material.
“We’re very fortunate that the equipment we have is Hitachi,” said Joe DeNoble, company owner. “We’ve had no breakdowns. Our part of Phase 1 was projected to take 4 ½ months, and we’re going to complete it in 2 ½ months, so two months early. We’re very proud of what we’re doing.”
Since its establishment in 2002, the company has used Hitachi equipment and partnered with dealer Brooks Tractor. The new excavators join a ZX160LC-3, purchased in 2009, which is also working on the project and has more than 7,000 hours on it.
“Hitachi excavators are very fuel-efficient, they’re smooth and they’re fast,” DeNoble said. “We’ve tried other equipment, and we’ve always come back to Hitachi – just an all-around good piece of equipment.”
Joe DeNoble Sewer & Water Construction Inc. is serviced by Brooks Tractor, De Pere, Wis.