August 27, 2012
Hitachi Construction Products’ new ultra-large, EX2600-6 hydraulic excavator is heavier than its predecessor and has more engine horsepower. The bucket capacity has been increased from 19.6 cubic yards to 22.2 cubic yards. The reach of the front attachment has been shortened and the engine output boosted by 7 percent. The cooling performance of the radiator and oil cooler has been increased, due to the use of one large 60-inch fan. Hydraulic pump output has been increased by 10 percent, resulting in a higher flow rate at the same pressure. The auto-leveling crowd mechanism increases job efficiency with one-lever control. The EX2600-6 is offered in both backhoe and loader shovel configurations.