Posted August 11, 2022

Upgraded wheel loader

Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas Inc. (HCMA) upgrades its popular compact model, the ZW100-6.

The small, yet powerful ZW100-6 wheel loader features an operating weight of 17,042 pounds, bucket capacity of 1.4 cubic yards and a 101 horsepower Tier 4F engine. The cab has 360-degree visibility, ride control and onboard technology that enhances operator comfort and increases productivity with quick and efficient cycle times.

Hitachi ZW100-6 wheel loader
The small, yet powerful ZW100-6 wheel loader features an operating weight of 17,042 pounds, bucket capacity of 1.4 cubic yards and a 101 horsepower Tier 4F engine.

The ZW100-6 is equipped with a diesel aftertreatment system that eliminates the hassle and costs associated with diesel particulate filter (DPF) systems, plus onboard technology and an advanced telematics system to help contractors better manage their fleet and operating expenses.

Smooth operation
The ZW100-6 is easy to maneuver thanks to the hydrostatic transmission control system. The operator can choose between two work modes according to the task and terrain. Ride control minimizes machine pitching for a smoother ride and to reduce bucket material spillage.


The oscillating rear axle on the ZW100-6 gives it more stability and traction, especially on uneven ground. The traction control system helps avoid tire slippage and ultimately prevents wear and fuel waste while lowering running costs.

Powerful performance
The ZW-6 is equipped with a Tier 4 Final certified engine that does not require a DPF, which reduces fuel consumption and maintenance costs. It has a quick power switch that can increase engine output when more power is instantly required. 

Superior visibility
The 360-degree visibility from the cab of the ZW100-6 is an industry-leading safety feature that also creates a comfortable, productive working environment. An optional rearview camera also contributes to excellent all-round visibility and safety on the job site.

In addition, the muffler and air intake on this new ZW-6 model have been repositioned, giving the machine a sleek and modern curved-hood design and are aligned to improve the rearview visibility from the cab to further enhance safety on a variety of job sites. 

Enhanced cab environment
The ZW100-6’s cab provides a quiet and comfortable working environment for operators. Sound insulation has been improved in the cab to significantly reduce noise levels. The low-noise engine also results in a quieter performance, which makes it suitable for working in urban areas.

The spacious cab design includes several storage compartments that provide quick access.

Durable design
Heavy-duty axles and a reinforced front frame improve the machine’s durability. For added protection, an optional belly guard protects the machine powertrain and driveshaft from potential damage.

The ZW100-6 has wide, easy-to-open engine covers that offer quick, convenient access to all of the machine’s critical components. This feature enables operators to conduct daily machine inspections safely, and quickly from the ground.

Remote monitoring
The ZW100-6 comes with Global e-Service, which allows equipment owners to monitor their Hitachi ZW100-6 wheel loader remotely via Owner’s Site and ConSite, Hitachi’s full data toolkit with a suite of apps for managing loader performance and productivity. ConSite tracks performance metrics such as idle time, operating time and fuel efficiency along with location services in real-time. It also alerts owners and operators to upcoming maintenance needs. This Predict and Prevent tool helps fleet managers maximize machine efficiency, minimize downtime and improve overall performance.