Hitachi Construction
Machinery (UK)


The ZX490LCH-6 Hydraulic Excavator has been designed and manufactured to the highest industry standards using pioneering technology that gives an advanced, high quality edge to the Hitachi excavator range. The model boasts numerous features which ensure lifetime reliability and optimum versatility as a result of four decades of excavator production. The ZX490LCH-6 has been expertly engineered to provide a high performance solution to the construction industry, meeting increased demand for enhanced operational efficiency and incomparable productivity.

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  • Model code : ZX490LCH-6
  • Engine Rated Power : 270 kW (ISO14396 / ISO9249)
  • Operating Weight : 49 300 – 51 200 kg
  • Bucket ISO heaped : 1.30 – 2.50 mᶟ

ZX490LCH-6 Model Benefits

Hitachi is committed to a high set of standards across the Zaxis-6 range, with each hydraulic excavator crafted to provide consistent availability and enhanced productivity. The ZX490LCH-6 lives up to this same value with exceptional features that make it a reliable solution for the construction and quarrying industries.
The brand new ZX490LCH-6 Hydraulic Excavator has been produced to a high standard to withstand the toughest of working conditions. It has been designed using sturdy materials for added reinforcement and boasts a variety of features that maximise durability and prevent corrosion in the construction or quarrying job site, living up to Hitachi’s market leading reputation for manufacturing the toughest machinery of its kind.
The ZX490LCH-6 has an unquestionable power and performance, giving the model a superior edge within the most demanding of quarry and construction projects. The large excavator can be used with different attachments making it suitable for heavy loadings and light operations, offering enhanced versatility and maximum productivity in the workplace.
Hitachi’s design engineers are continuously searching for innovative ways to develop the Zaxis large excavator range, pioneering new technologies which adhere to the latest environmental regulations. The ZX490LCH-6 reduces emissions and provides enhanced comfort and safety to the user, setting new standards of performance, reliability, comfort and safety across the construction and quarrying industries.
The ZX490LCH-6 is a market-leader in its class as a result of Hitachi’s technological approach to the development of its large excavator range. The model has a fast operating and updating system which combines with low emissions and improved fuel consumption to excel in the most challenging of working environments.
Total cost of ownership
Hitachi has created the Support Chain after-sales programme to ensure each product delivers maximum efficiency whilst reducing running costs and minimising downtime. The ZX490LCH-6 is complete with technical support, extended warranty solutions and parts servicing as well as innovative remote monitoring as part of its Global e-Service to provide the best possible resale values to customers. Hitachi’s extensive network of depots ensures that reliable solutions are never far away.