Paul and Glenn visit Hitachi ZX-7 in Cumbria

New generation spotted in the Lake District

Paul and Glenn visit Hitachi ZX-7 in Cumbria

One of the highlights of the year (post-lockdown) was a trip to Cumbria to see the first machines from the new generation of Hitachi Zaxis-7 excavators in the UK. Paul and Glenn saw DMJ Drainage’s two ZX300LC-7 medium excavators working on a stretch of the West Cumbria water supplies project in the northern part of the Lake District National Park.

Fortunately, it was a glorious day and the RED team enjoyed the cooperation of DMJ’s foreman, Harry, and the machines’ operators, Roger and Jonathan. Thanks to them, we were able to produce a wide range of content for our clients, Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) and UK, the highlight of which was the photography and a movie featuring Roger.

DMJ’s two Hitachi ZX300LC-7s were moving the topsoil back into place before returning the agricultural land to its natural state. A large proportion of the work was being carried out in the fields during the spring and summer periods to help reduce the impact on the grassland.

The completed project means that water will be sourced from Thirlmere reservoir, before being transferred along 30km of the new pipeline to a water treatment plant. After this process, the drinking water will be used for homes and businesses in the West Cumbrian region.