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Kawasaki (KCMA Corporation) launched the first two models of the Z7 wheel loader series, the 85Z7 and 90Z7, at an event held Wednesday. Featuring a ground-up redesign, the loaders meet EPA Tier 4 Interim emissions standards and offer a range of intelligent controls.
The 221-net-horsepower 85Z7 has a 4.8-cubic-yard general purpose bucket and is powered by an Isuzu engine. The 90Z7 has a Hino diesel engine that delivers 280 net horsepower and uses either a 5.5-cubic-yard general purpose bucket or a 6.1-cubic-yard material handling bucket.
Improvements over previous wheel loader models include new powertrain components, new hydraulic and electrical systems and a redesigned operator’s station that boosts visibility and reduces sound levels. To simplify maintenance, the Z7 models use HN bushings in the linkage system to extend grease intervals to 500 hours. Variable displacement piston pumps used in an excavator-style hydraulic system reduces fuel usage, and the IntelliDig system assists in digging tough materials.
For more information on the Z7 series, visit Kawasakiloaders.com/Z7.