Hitachi has always been at the forefront of the demolition industry. Every year more than 200 demolition machines and attachments are sold worldwide.
With more than 20 types of machine for heavy demolition work, Hitachi has the widest range in Japan. The machines range in size from 8 to 150 tons, enabling specialized tasks for operations on various scales. Since April, 2004 Hitachi has manufactured the highest demolition machine in the world, at 50 metres from base to attachment this being the Zaxis 1400K with Long-Reach Demolition Front.
Demolition work involves a lot of falling debris consisting of dust, metal and concrete. In order to ensure the safety of machine operators, the Hitachi K series excavators are built with a number of special features. These include head guards and front guards to protect the cabin from falling debris, and undercarriage guards to prevent metal from becoming caught in the crawler.
Japan is earthquake country and most buildings are built to resist any sort of shock. Machines have to be extra tough in order to break such solidly built structures, hence our level of advanced engineering. Demolition excavators are built with strong arms to handle even the sturdiest of buildings. Using this experience in a densely populated country with a high rate of construction and demolition, Hitachi has developed some of the most efficient equipment and attachments every produced.