Compact Excavators

Features & Specs

Net Power
39.6 kW (53 hp)
Operating Weight
6145 kg (13,547 lb.)
Dig Reach
6.23 m (20 ft. 5 in.)
Dig Depth
13 ft. 6 in. (4.12 m)

More productivity in more places

The ZX60USB-5 bridges the gap between the ZX50U-5 compact and the ZX75US-5 and ZX85US-5 mid-sized excavators. With its reduced-tail-swing design, this compact, yet powerful excavator is perfect for work in congested or confined areas. 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.

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.

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.

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.


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

13,547 lb. (6,145 kg)

Travel Speeds

1.8 to 3 mph (2.9 to 4.8 km/h)

Bucket Capacity

5.1 – 12.5 ft.3 (0.14 – 0.35 m3)



Engine Make / Engine Model

Yanmar 4TNV98C

Non-Road Emission Standards

EPA Final Tier 4/EU Stage IV


203 in.3 (3.3 L)

Net Power (ISO9249)

53 hp (39.6 kW) @ 2,000 rpm

Hydraulic System


Closed-center load sensing

Main Pumps

One variable-displacement pump

Maximum rated flow: 38 gpm (144L/m)

Auxiliary Flow

24.2 gpm (92 L/m)


Hydraulic pilot-operated controls for boom, arm, bucket, swing, boom swing, blade, travel and auxiliary functions

Download the Specs Brochures for the ZX60USB-5.

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