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Hitachi unveils Bell E-Series dump trucks

Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia has announced the release of its new Bell E-Series Articulated Dump Trucks (ADTs).

According to Hitachi, the new B25E and the B30E models are designed to deliver production boosting payloads, lower daily operating costs, superior ride quality and uncompromised safety standards.

Building upon the success of Hitachi’s D Series, the Bell E-Series design has shifted ADT functionality to new industry standards with features like advanced emissions technology that provides rapid engine response, faster-haul cycles and improved fuel efficiency.

Hitachi adds the Bell E-Series is purpose-built for harsh conditions, incorporating a central oscillation joint, high suspension travel on all axels and balanced weight distribution for greater agility.

Durability is further extended with a dual engine braking and automated transmission retardation, which works to reduce brake wear.

Hitachi claims these new machines feature a high-strength, welded-alloy steel chassis and reinforced articulation joints that will offer greater power with lower structural stress.

In these new releases, Hitachi have focused on optimising operator performance by adding elements such as a ten-inch colour screen and an automotive mouse to control the interface, a feature revolutionary to ADT technology.

Furthermore, the Bell E-Series have an adaptive transmission control that adjusts clutch engagement for smooth and consistent shifts throughout the life of the truck.

The Bell E-Series also carries a number of safety features such as the automatic inter-axle Differential Lock.

The feature automatically applies when neutral is selected on hill starts and is only released once a pre-programmable engine torque has been reached to ensure a controlled pull-away with no rollback, even on the steepest of inclines.

The slope is calculated by the exclusive on-board inclinometer which Hitachi says is another Bell ADT first.  

Along with these innovations, standard Hitachi factory features such as the Keyless Start, Hill Start Assist, Bin Tip Prevention, Auto Park Application, Standard Turbo Spin Protection and On-Board Weighing are included in the new series.

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