New excavator offers increased cab space, more engine power

Hitachi adds to its excavator line with the ZX240LC-3, replacing the 230LC. The ZX240LC-3 weighs 54,654 pounds and comes standard with an 11-foot-10-inch arm, an 11 ,904-pound counterweight and 32-inch triple semi-grouser shoes. A 9-foot-9-inch arm and 28-inch triple semi-grouser shoes are also available. The machine is powered by an Isuzu four-valve 177 horsepower engine. The new CRES II cab is wider than the ZX230LC and provides more a comfortable seat back, more foot room and 47-percent more glass on the right side window.