Kawasaki are a Japanese industrial giant that is best known for motor cycles in the UK. The main construction related products are Wheeled Loaders in the UK market.
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Joint Venture with HitachiEdit
KCM and Hitachi Construction Machinery have been working together to develop next-generation wheel loader models that meet new emissions standards as well as to sell Kawasaki wheel loaders in the Japanese market based on a partnership agreement announced on October 31, 2008. As part of the agreement, KCM will supply three large-size wheel loader models, which have been widely used for aggregate processing and stone crushing purposes as well as in marble quarries, to Hitachi Construction Machinery on an OEM basis. Hitachi Construction Machinery began selling these wheel loaders in the European market via its local subsidiary in January 2010.
The specifications for the three models;
|KCM Model No.||Hitachi model No.|| Std bucket|
|Engine power||Weight ton||photo|
|Kawasaki 92ZV-2||Hitachi ZW330||4.6||242 kW||26.0||
|Kawasaki 95ZV-2||Hitachi ZW370||5.0||268 kW||30.7||
|Kawasaki 115ZV-2||Hitachi ZW550||6.2||360 kW||46.2||
UK Model RangeEdit
|Model||Bucket size Cu M||Weight||Engine HP||Engine Model||Notes|
|Kawasaki 45ZV||0.85||56 hp|
|Kawasaki 50ZV-2||1.2||89 hp|
|Kawasaki 60ZV-2||1.5||110 hp|
|Kawasaki 65ZV-2||1.9||118 hp|
|Kawasaki 70ZV-2||2.5||158 hp|
|Kawasaki 80ZV-2||3.0||177 hp|
|Kawasaki 85ZV-2||3.2||218 hp|
|Kawasaki 90ZV-2||3.4-4.5||24 ton||256 hp||Cummins||2008|
|Kawasaki 95ZV||4.8||340 hp|
|Kawasaki 115ZV||6.1||445 hp|
|Kawasaki 135ZV||9.6||717 hp|
Are there any early Kawasaki machines in preservation in the UK ?
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