AS one of the leading aggregate producers in the Czech Republic, Ceske sterkopisky spol are currently using a new Hitachi ZX490LCH-6 excavator to help boost production at a demanding sand and gravel quarry near the town of Veltrusy, to the north of Prague.
The large Zaxis-6 excavator joins the company’s existing fleet of Hitachi equipment, which includes three units of the preceding ZX470LCH-5 model and two ZX350LC-3 medium-size excavators.
Company branch manager Karel Blaha explained: ‘We selected the Hitachi excavator due to its reliability and cost-effectiveness. It’s ideal for the type of work we do here owing to its powerful performance. For me, the excellent fuel-efficiency is probably the number one benefit to our business.’
Ceske sterkopisky say they also receive first-class product support from NET spol, authorized Hitachi dealers in the Czech Republic, and sub dealers Austro Baumaschinen. For example, following delivery of the ZX490LCH-6 excavator, Austro Baumaschinen conducted a training programme for the machine’s operators to ensure they could routinely maintain the excavator effectively and, in doing so, maximize its performance.
The ZX490LCH-6 excavator is mainly used for general earthmoving activities, but it also helps to support the extraction of around 1 million tonnes of materials per year. The capabilities of the machine have been met with enthusiasm by the aggregates firm’s operators, so much so that another identical model has been ordered and will be delivered to the business later this year.