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Hitachi displays new ZX33U-6 mini excavator at Bauma

The user-friendly ZX33U-6 offers high levels of performance, stability, comfort and easy maintenance. The new Zaxis-6 excavator can be used with a variety of attachments, and is ideal for rental, utilities, foundation work, landscaping and indoor demolition or construction projects. Equipped with a Stage V-compliant engine, it does not require an after-treatment device, which reduces both maintenance time and costs.


Thanks to an efficient hydraulic system, the ZX33U-6 is capable of high levels of productivity and fuel efficiency. Like previous Zaxis models, it has a quick cycle time and high workload.  The fuel-efficient performance of the ZX33U-6 is due to the advanced energy-saving system. This combines the ECO mode, auto idle and isochronous control features of the excavator to significantly reduce fuel consumption.

Exceptional comfort

Operator comfort was an important factor in the design of the Zaxis-6 mini excavator range. The ROPS-compliant cab of the ZX33U-6 is spacious like previous Zaxis-5 models. It is easy to access using the entrance step, and the wide adjustable sliding suspension seat is surrounded by user-friendly controls within easy reach. Hydraulic pilot levers are used to operate the front, boom swing, travel and blade.

The ZX33U-6 is equipped with new LED lights – one on the cab and another on the boom. These have a longer lifetime than halogen alternatives for efficient energy use.

Optional equipment includes a new sun visor on the front window and the auxiliary function lever (AFL), which is useful for various attachments such as a hydraulic breaker. It has a proportional switch for extra piping, and allows for smooth operation and excellent control during manoeuvres. A second AFL for additional piping is also available as a factory option.  

Easy to maintain

Ease of maintenance is an integral part of the user-friendly design of the new ZX33U-6. The engine and radiator covers have been designed to allow easy access. More space around the fuel tank opening makes the new mini excavator easier to refuel.

It is also easier to clean the undercarriage thanks to the soil-free truck structure from which accumulated mud and sand can be easily removed. Dozer blade openings help to minimise the build-up of dirt and make it quicker to remove. The battery is positioned on the same side as the radiator for easy maintenance. The battery disconnect switch is now available as standard for safer and easier maintenance.


Hitachi mini excavators are renowned for durability, and features such as the high-performance bushings on the front, box sectioned rigid frame blade, D-section frame skirt, and boom cylinder guard ensure high levels of productivity and availability.

Seigo Yamamoto, HCME Product Manager for Mini & Compact Products, says: “The ZX33U-6 may be among the smaller machines manufactured by Hitachi, but it is still powerful, fast and energy-efficient. The ZX33U-6 is an all-round excavator that can be used in a variety of job sites with different attachments. Hitachi Zaxis-6 mini excavators have been designed to exceed the expectations of owners and operators across Europe, and we believe that they will succeed.”


  • Efficient hydraulic system

  • High levels of productivity with reduced running costs

  • User-friendly and comfortable to operate

  • Superior maintainability

Source: Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV