Following the official announcement of Hitachi’s EX-7 series of mining excavators, the EX1200-7 has been unveiled at the premiere EX1200-7 Sundowner launch event in Perth, Western Australia.

On Thursday 5th July, HCM officially announced the upcoming release of the EX-7 series of hydraulic mining excavators on its global website.

The EX-7 series is heavily focused on safety, productivity and connectivity moving into the era of Internet of Things (IoT). Another key selling point of the EX-7 series is that it offers the choice of MTU or Cummins engines for most models, as well as the option of either a Tier 4 Final or Fuel Consumption Optimisation environmental configuration. Over the coming months there will be model launches happening throughout the world, as this six-model series gradually makes its way to market.

EX1200-7 Excavator launch in Perth by Hitachi

On Friday 20th and Saturday 21st July, Hitachi Construction Machinery (Australia) Pty Ltd (HCA) Perth hosted the world’s first official launch event for the EX-7 series, in particular the EX1200-7. The event began on Friday with EX1200-7 product training, an evening reception, and the official launch event. Speakers at the event included HCA Managing Director Mr. David Harvey, Global Mining General Manager Mr. Toshiya Hasemi, and HCA Mining General Manager Mr. Eric Green.

On Saturday 21 July the event continued with an open day, where customers were invited to view a built EX1200-7 on-site and earn more about its features. Despite the wet weather, attendance was very high and the atmosphere was relaxed and fun. Customers brought their families to enjoy a range of family-friendly attractions including face painting, balloons and sausage sizzles. Children were even invited to (safely) climb onto and explore the equipment.

Hitachi EX1200-7 Excavator