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Hitachi EX2600-6 Excavator
April 17, 2012

The new Hitachi EX2600-6 Excavator has a number of improvements, while retaining many proven features. It is heavier than its predecessor, has more engine horsepower, and the BE-backhoe version has increased bucket capacity. Estimated productivity increases are 13 percent for the short-reach BH backhoe, and four percent for the loader version. Loading time per truck has been lessened as well. The bucket capacity for the EX2600-6 backhoe version has been increased from 15 m3 (19.6 cu. yd.) to 17 m3 (22.2 cu. yd.). The reach of the backhoe front attachment has been shortened and the engine output boosted to achieve higher productivity with a cycle time equivalent to the -5 version. Because the engine output has been boosted by seven percent, the cooling performance of the radiator and oil cooler has been increased as well to protect the engine and hydraulic devices, thanks to the use of one large 60-inch fan instead of two smaller 44-inch ones.