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Hitachi Construction Machinery - North America

Grade Guidance

Take efficiency to another level with Hitachi Integrated Grade Guidance developed in cooperation with Topcon. Whether you’re trenching, shaping ditches or slopes, or digging foundations, Grade Guidance will help you complete your precision-excavation application more efficiently.

The best part?

Your machine arrives ready to work with the system installed, measured and calibrated.

Now available for the ZX210LC-6 and ZX350LC-6, it’s a one-stop-shop solution supported by our reliable dealer network.

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Grade Guidance ZX210LC-6 with full shovel

With Hitachi Grade Guidance, you get integrated efficiency and profitable precision.

Manage grades in real-time: a real-time grade indicator allows you to manage the grade without leaving the cab, reducing the need for grade checkers or grade stakes.

Grade guidance screen

Effortless control: complete integration with conveniently placed joysticks enables easy fingertip control.

joystick with fingertip controls

Full integration: integration into the machine’s cab and structures helps shield key components such as wire harnesses and sensors from damage.

shielded wire harness and sensor

2D & 3D options: choose 2D Grade Guidance with the optional laser receiver to display the elevation of the cutting edge in relation to a reference plane. Or, opt for 3D Grade Guidance with Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) to display position and elevation with respect to a global reference.

grade guidance 3D Grade Guidance with Global Navigation Satellite System

Open architecture: Grade Guidance-ready option that includes sensor mounting brackets is also available to enable installation of a Trimble, Topcon or Leica aftermarket kit.

Open architecture of grade guidance

System analysis: system data can be sent to ZXLink™ for analysis. ZXLink’s machine monitoring and health alerts help keep you up and running.

System analysis on phone monitoring machine health on screen