Lynch has recently invested in a number of Hitachi clamshell telescopic excavators namely the ZX350LC-5 CTA which has a maximum vertical digging depth of 25 metres. Like all Zaxis-5 medium excavators, the ZX350LC-5 CTA has a TRIAS hydraulic system, which helps to boost efficiency by increasing the extension and retraction speed of the clamshell telescopic arm. The high-capacity 1.3m3 clamshell bucket has a powerful pull-up force, and can load trucks quickly and efficiently using an ejector function. A device that reduces jolts can speed up positioning in underground operations and while unloading.
The purchase is the first of many chameleon excavators as part of an ongoing fleet expansion programme which will enable the company to play a key part in the construction of the Thames Tideway Scheme, followed by other high profile construction projects in the London area. However, in the long term, Lynch believe the machine will have nationwide use.
Merrill Lynch, Director at Lynch, explained "We hope this machine will serve our customers in London, the South East, the South West, the Midlands, the North, Scotland and Wales from our nationwide depots. This was one of the reasons we chose Hitachi. Their nationwide capability is a good fit with ours; we know we can depend on them no matter where in the UK our clients are based."
Lynch also spoke of Hitachi as 'the proven supplier of machines of this type', an opinion backed up by the fact that the company now has over 100 Hitachi machines in their expanding fleet, which currently stands at over 2,000 items of hire equipment.
"Hitachi Construction Machinery UK are proud to continue to deliver market leading solutions to Lynch Plant Hire, by providing them with state of the art technology to increase their productivity and fleet diversity" explains Allan Blackstock, National Product Support Manager at HCMUK.
Hitachi Zaxis-5 clamshell telescopic excavators have been designed to work on job sites with a limited load-bearing capacity as well as in confined spaces, where traditional methods of deep extraction of dug material by skip and crane can prove less productive and at higher risk of injury to operatives on site, particularly on inner city projects.
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