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Hitachi Construction Machinery - North America


Utility Excavator

Net Power
90.2 kW
122 hp
Operating Weight
18 350 kg
40,419 lb.
Max Dig Reach
9.43 m
30 ft. 11 in.
Max Dig Depth
6.57 m
21 ft. 7 in.

Small package with lots of productivity.

The ZX180LC-5 is designed specifically to meet the needs of sewer and water contractors, basement diggers, and for work in urban areas. This “right-size” earthmover offers more reach, digging depth, lift capacity, and arm and bucket dig force than the ZX160LC-5. And it is lighter and easier to transport than the ZX210-6/ZX210LC-6 excavators.

In addition, the ZX180LC-5 comes standard equipped with five years of ZXLink™ Ultimate, giving you 24/7 online access to machine location, health, utilization, fuel consumption and other valuable information – so you can better understand costs and jobsite performance.



  • An Isuzu EPA Tier 2/EU Stage II engine delivers fuel-efficient and reliable performance. Fuel pressure, timing and volume are precisely regulated by electronic control for efficient combustion with Isuzu’s common-rail fuel injection system.
  • The addition of a diesel particulate filter (DPF) and a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) reduce particulate matter and NOx.
  • Auto-idle automatically reduces engine speed when hydraulics aren’t in use. Auto-shutdown further preserves fuel.
  • An isochronous-controlled electronic governor maintains a constant speed, despite changes in engine load, reducing fuel consumption and noise in no-load and light-duty operations.
  • ZX130-5_ZX160LC-5_ZX180LC-5_ZX210_box_sectionBox-section track frames, thick-plate single-sheet mainframe and large swing bearing deliver long-lasting durability.
  • ZX130-5_ZX160LC-5_Zx180LC-5_ZX210_undercarriageWith large idlers, rollers and strutted links, the sealed and lubricated undercarriage delivers long, reliable performance.
  • ZX130-5_ZX160LC-5_ZX180LC-5_D-channelReinforced D-channel side frames provide maximum cab and component protection.
  • When the digging gets tough, just press the power-boost button on the right-hand control to muscle through. It’s standard on the ZX180LC-5.
  • Changing hydraulic flow is done by the push of a button, right from the seat.
  • Generous flow, arm force and swing torque help speed cycles and keep you productive and on schedule.
  • 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 turn and tap to select work modes, check diagnostic codes, monitor maintenance intervals, set cab temperature, make simple attachment hydraulic-flow adjustments, plus more.
  • 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.
  • ZX130-5_ZX160LC-5_ZX180LC-5_ZX210_climate_controlAutomatic, high-velocity bi-level climate-control system with automotive-style adjustable louvers helps keep the glass clear, the cab comfortable and the operator productive.
  • ZX130-5_ZX160LC-5_ZX180LC-5_ZX210_lightsOptional cab-mounted lights, an additional boom-mounted light and rearview camera help show the way, regardless of when or where you work.
  • A more comfortable, high-back fabric seat is available in a heated, air-suspension version.
  • Low-effort joysticks, a highly efficient HVAC system and plenty of storage space maximize comfort and convenience.
  • ZX130-5_ZX160LC-5_ZX180LC-5_hinged_doorsHinged service doors provide wide-open access to cooler cores for simplified debris clean-out, and easy-to-reach dipstick and nearby coolant reservoir make daily checks and/or additions quick and easy.
  • ZX130-5_ZX160LC-5_ZX180LC-5_filterVertical spin-on fuel- and engine-oil filters are positioned in the right rear compartment for simplified ground-level servicing.
  • ZX130-5_ZX160LC-5_ZX180LC-5_air_filterFresh-air cab filter is quickly serviced from outside the cab, so it’s more likely to get done.
  • ZX130-5_ZX160LC-5_ZX180LC-5_Lube_BankCentralized lube banks place difficult-to-reach zerks within easy reach to help make greasing less messy and time consuming.
  • 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 diesel particulate filter (DPF) is easily removed for servicing through the top of the engine compartment.
  • The ZX180LC-5 is standard equipped with Hitachi’s ZXLink™ system, giving you the power to optimize your operation and maximize your profits. With the support of your dealer you can use your data to reduce idling time as well as maximize productivity and uptime. Without ever leaving your seat you’ll have access to fleet location, functions, hours, fuel consumption, alerts and other essential machine data. You can also view location and alert information in the field from your iOS or Android devices.


Emission Rating
Tier 2
Number Of Cylinders
4.3 ltr
264 Inches³
Rated speed
2200 rpm
Engine Output - Net
90.2 kW
122 hp
Number Of Carrier Rollers - Each Side
Number Of Track Rollers - Each Side
Track Shoe Width
700 mm
28 inches
Transport Length Mono Boom
9040 mm
29 ft 8 in ft/in
Transport Height - Maximum
3390 mm
11 ft 1 in ft/in
Overall Undercarriage Width
2900 mm
9 ft 6 in ft/in
Track Length On Ground
3370 mm
11 ft 1 in ft/in
Overall Undercarriage Length
4170 mm
13 ft 8 in ft/in
Tailswing Radius
2550 mm
8 ft 4 in ft/in
Ground Clearance
450 mm
18 inches
Width over fixed tracks
2900 mm
9 ft 6 in ft/in
Track Gauge
2200 mm
7 ft 2 in ft/in
Digging Reach - Mono Boom
9940 mm
32 ft 7 in ft/in
Ground Level Reach - Mono Boom
9790 mm
32 ft 1 in ft/in
Dig Height - Mono Boom
9790 mm
32 ft 1 in ft/in
Dump Height - Mono Boom
6930 mm
22 ft 9 in ft/in
Dig depth - 2.44m / 8'ft flat bottom
6870 mm
22 ft 6 in ft/in
Dig Depth - Mono Boom
7070 mm
23 ft 2 in ft/in
Fuel Tank
320 ltr
84.5 gallons (US)
Hydraulic Tank
125 ltr
33 gallons (US)
Ground Bearing Pressure
36 kPa
5.22 PSI
Dipper Tearout
84 kN
18885 lbf
Operating Weight
18350 kg
40419 lbs


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