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06 July 2017

German contractor’s Hitachi fleet expands

First published04/07/2017

Baggerbetrieb Fred Walther has bought a new Hitachi ZX300LCN-6 for a long-standing contract on an asphalt recycling site belonging to Südwest Asphalt.

The medium excavator has been assigned to the Karlsruhe facility, where the German contractor has been working for more than five years.

The company’s latest acquisition was delivered by the country’s authorised dealer Kiesel, and is used to separate and break up the asphalt materials, so that they can be loaded onto a mobile crusher.

The Zaxis-6 model joins the ZX210LCN-3 crawler and ZX190W-3 wheeled excavators, as well as the more compact ZX30, ZX50 and ZX85 models in its fleet of Hitachi construction machinery.

Baggerbetrieb Fred Walther was founded in 1995 and currently has ten full-time employees. Based in Pfinztal in the district of Karlsruhe, the company offers excavation and demolition services for various construction projects.

“This is a very good machine,” says owner Fred Walther.
 
“The most significant and positive development is the bigger engine compared to the previous model, which we used to rent. We opted for the new ZX300LCN-6 because we needed a machine of this size and capacity.

“We continue to buy Hitachi machines because they are of the highest quality and so reliable, and this is matched by the quality of service from Kiesel. Our ZX210LCN-3 has around 5,500 hours and hasn’t needed any repairs whatsoever. Our Hitachi mini excavators have also been completely reliable.”

To illustrate the importance of reliability to his company, Walther explains that when ten trucks are dependent on the performance of one excavator and it stops working, “the downtime could prove to be very expensive.”

He adds: “With some of the tight deadlines imposed by our customers, we are always under pressure.”

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