Reduced-Tail-Swing Excavators

Features & Specs

Net Power
119 kW (159 hp)
Operating Weight
25 500 kg (56,167 lb.)
Dig Depth
6.62 m (21 ft. 9 in.)
Arm Force (ISO)
114kN (25,629 lb.)

Power. Performance. Reliability.

The ZX245USLC-5 is the largest of Hitachi’s reduced-tail-swing excavators. This excavator delivers all the power, smoothness, precision and ease of operation you’ve come to expect from our larger Hitachi excavators – in an easy-to-maneuver package. With tight tail-swing radius, it’s perfect for working very close to obstacles.

Product highlights

  • Fuel-efficient EPA Interim Tier 4/EU Stage IIIB-compliant Isuzu diesel engine delivers power without compromise in all conditions.
  • Tight tail-swing-radius results in more productivity around obstacles or in confined spaces.
  • Easy-to-maintain engine requires no special additional fluids − just ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel and CJ-4 engine oil.
  • Delivers more swing torque and bucket digging force with less emissions and noise.
  • Boom, arm and mainframe are so tough, they’re warranted for three years or 10,000 hours, whichever comes first.
  • Options include several arm and shoe sizes.

Comfortable cab

Despite its short stature, the ZX245USLC-5 provides plenty of in-cab amenities. Perched on silicone-filled mounts, the ZX Dash-5 cab isolates noise and vibration. The spacious interior provides plenty of legroom and all-day comfort. Plus, narrow front cab posts, large overhead glass, and numerous mirrors − including a couple on the counterweight − provide excellent all-around visibility. A rearview camera is optional.

Fuel-efficient engine

The Isuzu engine employs a cooled exhaust gas-recirculation (EGR) platform paired with a diesel particulate filter (DPF) to meet EPA IT4/EU Stage IIIB emissions regulations. It is easy to maintain and requires no special additional fluids – just ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel and CJ-4 engine oil./

Improved hydraulics

When you operate the ZX245USLC-5, you’ll quickly notice the smooth, responsive way our excavators go about their business. Their advanced hydraulic systems are the brain behind the brawn, perfectly balancing engine performance with hydraulic flow. They combine a hydraulic-boost system with an enhanced boom recirculation function to generate more aggressive boom/arm speed, returning the arm to the dig position faster, so you can move more dirt in a day.

Three power modes

Three work modes let you choose the digging style that best fits the job. The E (economy) mode is perfect for light-duty work, and also reduces noise levels. The P (standard) mode provides an excellent balance of power and fuel economy for most tasks. And the H/P (high-power) mode increases engine speed to boost horsepower for working through tough spots. And when the digging gets tough, just press the power-boost button on the right-hand control to muscle through.

More durability

Exclusive boom design features three bulkheads within the boom to resist torsional stress. This results in unsurpassed durability. Booms, arms and mainframes are so tough, they’re warranted for three years or 10,000 hours, whichever comes first.

Easy maintenance

There’s no reason servicing an excavator should be complicated. From the self-cleaning steps and convenient grab bars that provide easy engine access, to the centralized lube banks and grouped service points – the ZX245USLC-5 is loaded with time- and-money saving advantages.

Operating Weight

25,500 kg (56,167 lb.)

Travel Speeds

3.5 to 5.5 km/h (2.2 to 3.4 mph)

Bucket Capacity

0.43-0.99 m3 (0.56-1.29 cu. yd.)



Engine Make / Engine Model

Isuzu 4HK1

Non-Road Emission Standards

EPA Interim Tier 4/EU Stage IIIB


5.2 L (317 cu. in.)

Net Power (ISO9249)

159 hp (119 KW) at 2,000 rpm

Hydraulic System


Open Center, Load Sensing Auxiliary Hydraulic Flow Adjustable Through Monitor

Main Pumps

Three variable-displacement axial piston pumps


Maximum rated flow: 212 x 2 + 189 L/m (56 x 2 + 50 gpm)

Pilot Pump

One gear


Maximum rated flow: 30 L/m(7.9 gpm)

System Operating Pressure


Implement Circuits

34,336 kPa (4,980 psi)

Travel Circuits

34,336 kPa (4,980 psi)

Swing Circuits

32,600 kPa (4,728 psi)

Power Boost

38,000 kPa (5,511 psi)


Pilot levers, short stroke, low effort; hydraulic pilot controls with shutoff lever

Download the Specs Brochures for the ZX245USLC-5.

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