Trimble Grade Control Factory-Fit Option for Hitachi Customers in Japan

Trimble's GCS900 Grade Control system in 2D or 3D configuration is now available as a factory-fit option on the Hitachi ZX200X-5B semi-automatic excavator for customers in Japan.

Trimble announces that the Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. ZX200X-5B semi-automatic excavator is now available in Japan with a factory-fit Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System. Hitachi Construction Machinery customers can now benefit from significant productivity gains using this new 20 T class excavator with a Trimble machine control system in either a 2D or 3D configuration.

The Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System is a machine control system for earthworks that makes design surfaces, grades and alignments accessible to the operator on a display inside the cab. The system uses GNSS, GPS, laser, sonic or total station technology to accurately position the blade or bucket in real time, significantly reducing material overages and improving the contractor's productivity and efficiency. 

"The new ZX200X-5B excavator demonstrates Hitachi Construction Machinery's commitment to consistently develop and provide our customers with the technology, products and services that generate new value," says Manabu Edamura for Hitachi Construction Machinery.

"Trimble's expertise in grade control and Hitachi Construction Machinery's commitment to high-quality, innovative excavator technologies gives contractors in Japan a proven, cutting-edge solution that can be ordered right from the factory," says Bryn Fosburgh, Vice President at Trimble. 


The ZX200X-5B excavator with a Trimble GCS900 2D or 3D Grade Control System can be ordered directly from Hitachi Construction Machinery for customers in Japan only.