Excavators & Shovels

Features & Specs

Operating Weight
    BE Backhoe
246,917 lb. (112 000 kg)
    Loading Shovel
251,327 lb. (114 000 kg)
Rated Power
760 hp (567 kW)
Cummins QSK23C, Tier 2
Swing Speed
5.2 rpm
Bucket Capacity
3.92-8.8 cu. yd. (3-6.7 cu.m)
    Loading Shovel
7.7-8.5 cu. yd. (5.9-6.5 cu.m)

More options for more work

The EX1200-6 is designed and engineered to give you the flexibility to handle different jobs with the same high efficiency. You can count on it to get your work done.

While the operator’s cab layout, controls and monitor are from the Hitachi Zaxis Dash-3 line of construction excavators, the main frame, undercarriage, swing gear and modular design of the engine compartment, radiator and oil cooler and control valve place it squarely in the mining camp.

Product highlights

  • Available in both front-shovel and backhoe configurations.
  • Delivers precise, easy operation with new Zaxis-3 style-operator station and monitoring system.
  • Increases digging performance with new swing/boom priority selection mode and new backhoe boom and arm geometry.
  • High reliability with upgraded undercarriage to handle increased bucket and lifting capacities.
  • New style hydraulic hosing to boom for increased reliability of hydraulic hoses.
Boom Mode

Boom mode

Choose between two boom modes – Comfort and Powerful – based on your job needs. The Powerful-mode produces more deep-end power, while the Comfort-mode saves fuel when you’re working on less demanding projects.

Strengthen Foundation

Strengthened foundation

The strengthened undercarriage gives you more reliability, durability and improved stability.

Ergonomically Designed Cab

Ergonomically designed cab

You’ll love the cab for the EX1200-6. The cab was ergonomically designed to make operation as comfortable, and safe, as possible. Features include a redesigned seat, armrests, short-stroke fingertip-control levers, higher-capacity air conditioner, enlarged side window, rearview monitoring camera and an all-digital, multifunction monitor.

Sturdy Cab

Sturdy cab

To protect you from falling objects, the cab’s top guard conforms to OPG Level ll (ISO) specifications. And the roomy and pressurized interior with tinted-glass windows features all-round visibility.

LCD Monitor

LCD monitor

The large multifunction, multi-language LCD monitor is the easy to read and provides you with key data about the excavator. The MIC mining system uses a data logging unit to record daily operating conditions and warnings. And the monitor can be preset to indicate replacement intervals on items like engine oil, hydraulic oil and filters.

Simplified Maintenance

Simplified maintenance

On the EX1200-6, you’ll have easy access to routine checkpoints and critical components, making inspections and maintenance much easier. The walkway is easily accessible and inspection doors open wide. Airborne dust and particles are automatically ejected to keep filter elements clean, extending their replacement intervals.

Stronger Boom

Stronger boom, bigger bucket

With stronger and larger buckets that utilize refined mechanisms, you can take advantage of increase lift capacity.

Operating Weight


BE Backhoe

246,917 lb. (112 000 kg)

Loading Shovel

251,327 lb. (114 000 kg)

Rated Power

760 hp (567 kW)


Cummins QSK-23, Tier 2

Swing Speed

5.2 rpm

Bucket Capacity



3.92-8.8 cu. yd. (3-6.7 cu. m.)

Loading Shovel

7.7-8.5 cu. yd. (5.9-6.5 cu. m.)



Engine Make / Engine Model

Cummins QSK23-C

Gross Power @ 1,800 rpm
(SAE J1995)

760 hp (567 kW)

Net Power @ 1,800 rpm

740 hp (552 kW)

Maximum Torque @ 1,350 rpm

2,561 lbf-ft. (3 472 N-m) (354 kgf-m)

Hydraulic System


Pump Type

3 variable-displacement, swash plate-type axial piston pumps


Maximum oil flow 3 x 134.4 gal./min. (3 x 520 L/min)

Pilot Pump

Gear pump


Maximum oil flow 14.8 gal./min. (56.0 L/min)

Relief Valve Settings


Boom/Arm/Bucket Circuit

4,627 psi (325 kgf/cm²) (31.9 MPa)

Travel Circuit

4,975 psi (350 kgf/cm²) (34.3 MPa)

Swing Circuit

3,974 psi (280 kgf/cm²) (27.4 MPa)

Pilot Circuit

638 psi (45 kgf/cm²) (4.4 MPa)

Passes to Fill with Matching Hitachi Trucks

EH1100-3              5-7

Transportation Out to Site for Assembly

5-6 Truckloads

EX1200-6 Features and Specs Brochure.

Not all models available in all countries. Service and support may also vary by region. Please contact a dealer for more information.