Hitachi Construction Machinery - North America
Reduced-Tail-Swing Excavator
Net Power
42 kW
57 hp
Operating Weight
8874 kg
19,564 lb.
Max Dig Reach
7.7 m
25 ft. 3 in.
Max Dig Depth
4.51 m
14 ft. 10 in.
Productivity and flexibility combined.

The ZX85USB-5 ultrashort radius excavator is perfect for light residential work and projects in congested areas. The independent swing-boom lets you dig parallel to walls and foundations, and the standard backfill blade further expands versatility. Rubber crawler pads make this machine perfect for big landscaping jobs. This excavator delivers all the efficiency, reliability and durability you’ve come to expect from our larger Hitachi excavators – in an easy-to-maneuver package.

  • The Yanmar engine is EPA Final Tier 4 (FT4)/EU Stage IV certified and delivers fuel-efficient and reliable performance.
  • Auto-idle automatically reduces engine speed when hydraulics aren’t in use. Auto-shutdown further preserves fuel.
  • ZX210-6_ZX210LC-6__Track_FrameBox-section track frames, thick-plate single-sheet mainframe, superior ground clearance and industry-exclusive double-seal swing bearing deliver rock-solid durability.
  • ZX75U-5_ZX85USB-5_ZX135USB-5_ZX245USLC-5_UndercarriageWith large idlers, rollers, and strutted links, the sealed and lubricated undercarriage delivers long, reliable performance.
  • _ZX135USB-5_ZX245USLC-5_d-channelReinforced D-channel side frames provide maximum cab and component protection.
  • Oil-impregnated bushings enhance durability and extend lube intervals to 500 hours for the arm-and boom-joint, and 100 hours for the bucket joint.
  • Generous flow, arm force, and swing torque help speed cycles and keep you productive and on schedule.
  • The hydraulic boost system and enhanced boom recirculation generate aggressive boom and arm speed – returning the arm to dig faster, so you can move more dirt in a day.
  • ZX130-5_ZX160LC-5_ZX180LC-5_ZX210_LCD_MonitorMulti-language LCD monitor and rotary dial provide access to a wealth of info and functions. Just dial and tap to check diagnostic codes, monitor maintenance intervals, set cab temperature, make simple attachment hydraulic flow adjustments, plus more, depending on machine.
  • ZX75U-5_ZX85USB-5_ZX135USB-5_ZX245USLC-5_climate_controlAutomatic, high-velocity bi-level climate-control system with automotive-style adjustable louvers help keep the glass clear, the cab comfortable and the operator productive.
  • ZX130-5_ZX160LC-5_ZX180LC-5_ZX210_LeverErgonomically correct short-throw pilot levers provide smooth, precise fingertip control with less movement or effort. Pushbuttons in the right lever allow fingertip control of auxiliary hydraulic flow for operating attachments.
  • ZX470LC-5_670LC-5_870LC-5_LightsStandard left hand boom/ frame light, plus optional right hand boom/frame light and cab/ boom lights provide illumination to extend your working day beyond daylight hours.
  • Low-effort joysticks, a highly efficient HVAC system, and plenty of storage space maximize comfort and convenience.
  • A comfortable, mechanical suspension fabric-covered high-back seat provides plenty of travel, sliding together or independent of the joystick console. For even more support and comfort, a heated air suspension seat is available.
  • Easy-to-navigate LCD monitor tracks various fluid levels and issues scheduled maintenance alerts and diagnostic information.
  • ZX75U-5_ZX85USB-5_ZX135USB-5_ZX245USLC-5_hinged_doorsWider service doors and easy-access service points make quick work of daily and periodic maintenance.
  • ZX210-6_ZX210LC-6_LCD_MonitorLCD monitor tracks scheduled maintenance and reminders. Should a problem arise, it provides diagnostic codes to assist in troubleshooting.
  • ZX75U-5_ZX85USB-5_ZX135USB-5_ZX245USLC-5_filtersVertical spin-on fuel- and engine-oil filters are positioned in the right rear compartment for simplified ground-level servicing.
  • Grouped service points make quick work of the daily routine. Easy-to-check sight gauges and fluid reservoirs, quick-change remote mounted vertical filters, and extended engine and hydraulic oil-service intervals minimize downtime for periodic maintenance.
  • The addition of a diesel particulate filter (DPF) and a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) reduce particulate matter and NOx. DPF cleaning happens automatically without impacting machine productivity.
  • Left rear compartment houses the battery, engine air filter, freshair
    cab filter and side-by-side coolers.
Emission Rating
Tier 4
Number Of Cylinders (Per Engine)
3.3 ltr
202 Inches³
Rated speed
2000 rpm
Engine Output - Net
42.5 kW
56.9 hp
Number Of Carrier Rollers - Each Side
Number Of Track Rollers - Each Side
Track Shoe Width
450 mm
18 inches
Transport Length Mono Boom
6820 mm
22 ft 5 in ft/in
Transport Height - Maximum
2610 mm
8 ft 7 in ft/in
Overall Width
2200 mm
7 ft 3 in ft/in
Track Length On Ground
2290 mm
7 ft 6 in ft/in
Undercarriage Overall Length
2920 mm
9 ft 7 in ft/in
Tailswing Radius
1490 mm
4 ft 11 in ft/in
Ground Clearance
360 mm
14 inches
Width over standard tracks
2200 mm
7 ft 3 in ft/in
Track Gauge
1750 mm
5 ft 9 in ft/in
Digging Reach - Mono Boom
7700 mm
25 ft 3 in ft/in
Ground Level Reach - Mono Boom
7550 mm
24 ft 9 in ft/in
Dig Height - Mono Boom
7140 mm
23 ft 5 in ft/in
Dump Height - Mono Boom
5080 mm
16 ft 8 in ft/in
Dig depth - 2.44m / 8'ft flat bottom
4200 mm
13 ft 9 in ft/in
Dig Depth - Mono Boom
4510 mm
14 ft 10 in ft/in
Fuel Tank
120 ltr
31.7 gallons (US)
Hydraulic Tank
56 ltr
15 gallons (US)
Ground Bearing Pressure
31.7 kPa
4.6 PSI
Dipper Tearout
30.7 kN
6902 lbf
Operating Weight
8729 kg
19244 lbs
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