Hitachi’s ZX65USB-5 most suited for Hi-Rail applications

The Hitachi hi-rail excavator, a modified version of Hitachi’s ZX65USB-5 is a highly sort-after machine in the niche railway industry.

The model is easily and economically modified to perform work on almost any ground type and features an undercarriage to work on rails enabling easy access to otherwise hard to reach places; in and around rail tracks. Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia Pty Ltd (HCA) – renowned for its reliable machinery solutions and expertise backed by a wholly owned branch network – is the brand to trust when purchasing highly specialised hi-rail equipment.

Business partners with HCA for more than 30 years, Anric Developments have been working closely with the New South Wales rail sector for over 20 years. With such indepth knowledge obtained over many years, Anric Developments know the important role quality and performance play in machines working on road-rail specialist applications. Anric Rail, a division of the Anric Group business have a fleet of 15 Hitachi modified road rail excavators, specifically adapted to operate on rail and road.

Anthony Spinozzi, Operations Manager of Anric Rail compliments Hitachi hi-rail excavators and says, “Hitachi is on top of the game having one of the best machines on the market in terms of performance, reliability, safety and comfortability.” Further adding, “We have tried other brands over the years but they haven’t measured up,we are very happy with Hitachi!”

Based in North Queensland, HCA customer Hollywood Earthmoving have purchased a Hitachi hi-rail excavator that is currently being built and being delivered this month. Clint Garland owner of Hollywood Earthmoving is pleased with how smooth and easy it has been dealing with HCA thus far and credits Hitachi Sales Representative John Mahoney on his expertise and understanding of the needs of Hollywood Earthmoving. Prior to choosing HCA, Clint was approached by a competitor for a hi-rail excavator but couldn’t proceed as “the transaction was hard and complicated and the representatives were not helpful at all,” he said.

With more upcoming work lined up for Hollywood Earthmoving, Clint plans on upgrading his existing fleet of machines to Hitachi equipment and is set to purchase another Hitachi hi-rail excavator later this year.

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