Compact Excavators

Features & Specs

Net Power
17.4 kW (23.3 hp)
Operating Weight
3520 kg (7,760 lb.)
Dig Reach
5.21 m (17 ft. 1 in.)
Dig Depth
11 ft. 4 in. (3.46 m)

Don’t bust your tail

With its reduced-tail-swing footprint, swinging boom and backfill blade – the ZX35U-5 opens up a world of opportunities. Built to the same high standards as our larger excavators, it’s armed with high productivity, multifunction operations, smooth hydraulics and easy maintenance.

Product highlights

  • Reduced fuel consumption with a cleaner, more powerful, Final Tier 4 engine.
  • Extended hydraulic and engine oil change intervals reduce downtime and expense.
  • Updated door design provides improved visibility and more room for entering the cab – a key operator-requested improvement over the previous models.
  • Enhanced monitor provides vital operating info at a glance.
  • An additional service door provides convenient cooler access making core clean out quicker and easier.
Ergonomically Designed Cab

Powerful engine

The powerful Yanmar diesel engines meet EPA Tier 4/EU Stage IV emissions regulations. Easy-to-maintain, they require no special additional fluids – just ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel and CJ-4 engine oil.

Ergonomically Designed Cab

Operator comfort

Your operators won’t have to squeeze their way aboard our excavators. Or spend the day enduring tight quarters. Spacious operator stations have wide entryways, making entrance and exit easier than ever. And virtually unobstructed visibility provides a clear view of the work ahead and surrounding jobsite.

Ergonomically Designed Cab

Easy to maintain

Conduct daily checks through a steel rear door that slides up and out of the way. The operator station tilts forward, providing quick, wide-open component access. And of course, industry leading parts and service are just as easily accessible at all Hitachi dealers.

Ergonomically Designed Cab


Powdered-metal, oil-impregnated boom arm and HN bucket bushings increase digging structure durability. Reinforced D-channel side frames protect components from impact damage. And heavy-duty cast or box-constructed fabricated X-frames provide a rock-solid base.

Operating Weight

7,760 lb. (3,520 kg)

Travel Speeds

1.7 to 2.7 mph (2.8 to 4.3 km/h)

Bucket Capacity

1.3 – 5.9 ft.3 (0.04 -0.17 m3)



Engine Make / Engine Model

Yanmar 3TNV88F

Non-Road Emission Standards

EPA Final Tier 4/EU Stage IV


100.2 in.3 (1.64 L) 

Net Power (ISO9249)

23.3 hp (17.4 kW) @ 2,400 rpm

Hydraulic System


Open center with two variable-displacement pumps and one fixed-gear pump

Pump flow


2 x 10.1 gpm (2 x 38.4 L/m)


6.0 gpm (22.8 L/m)

Auxiliary flow

16.2 gpm (61.2 L/m)


2 hydraulic pilot-operated controls for boom, arm, bucket, swing, boom swing, travel and auxiliary functions

Download the Specs Brochures for the ZX35U-5.

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