25 April 2019, 15:14
A Hitachi ZX300LC-6 medium excavator is helping a Romanian supplier of high-quality aggregates to dredge materials for use in concrete production from the Argeş River, 30km west of the capital, Bucharest. The Zaxis-6 machine was delivered in October 2018 by Hitachi’s authorised local dealer, Utirom Invest Srl (Utirom), and joins another Hitachi excavator (a ZX250LC-3) at the busy 150-hectare site.
Founded in 1991, NBG Srl (NBG) – a member of the NBG Group – primarily worked in the construction industry, but has since expanded into roadworks, utilities and now aggregates. The new Hitachi ZX300LC-6 medium excavator has been quickly put to work near the town of Bolintin-Vale, where NBG is gathering aggregates that will eventually be used in the construction industry by local businesses and concrete plants near Bucharest.
On site, the ZX300LC-6 dredges and stockpiles material from the riverbed, before loading the third-party trucks that will take away the aggregates. “We selected the ZX300LC-6 because we needed a strong machine with a high ground clearance,” says NBG’s Machinery Manager, Razvan Vişan.
“It also had to be capable of increasing productivity. I have worked with other brands in the past, but have found that the Hitachi machines are easy to maintain, offer low fuel consumption and are exceptionally durable.”
A luxury machine
Razvan is also happy with the service from Utirom: “I was convinced to invest in the ZX300LC-6 due to the strong relationship we have with Utirom. Using ConSite* also helps me to monitor fuel consumption, which is an essential aspect in our industry. In terms of maintenance, I always insist on using Hitachi Genuine Parts, because of their cost-effectiveness and durability.”
For operator Marin Florinel, it is easy to discuss the advantages of working with the ZX300LC-6: “The excavator is ideal for the type of work we are doing, and more than capable of handling the materials. Without question, it is a luxury machine in terms of the comfort levels inside the cab, for example the air conditioning system and heated seat, as well as being easy to operate and manoeuvre.”