The EH1100-5 might be the smallest mechanical drive rigid hauler in the Hitachi range. But the new Dash 5 model is loaded with new upgrades that make it more durable, reliable and efficient and ideally suited to applications in large construction sites and small- to mid-size quarry and mining operations.

The new unit is powered by a highly efficient Cummins QSK23 engine with an advanced aluminum cooling package available for all markets, and MTU-12V2000 diesel engine available outside of North America. Both engines are EPA Tier 2 certified with 760 SAE gross HP. Drive is via an Allison H6620A transmission with Shift Energy Management (SEM) system. The unit also benefits from faster refuelling with a low pressure “Fast Fuel” option that uses the truck’s standard fuel tank.

Other improvements include: Improved access system that features inclined steps, making it easier and quicker to get on board; upgraded cab with a new 10.1” LCD screen that doubles as an instrument panel and a backup camera monitor; and a integrated parking brake that is part of wet-disc service brake.