Kawasaki’s new 95Z7 wheel loader
Better Roads Staff
Kawasaki’s new 95Z7 wheel loader is completely redesigned to meet EPA Tier 4i emission standards with a 16-liter Isuzu 6WG1 diesel engine. The 388-horsepower machine is equipped with a 7.3-cubic-yard bucket and features a striking new appearance with a hood design that improves rear visibility and serviceability. The big planetary automatic-shift transmission has automotive-style smooth shifting from pulse width modulation in the control valve and features a Lock-up Torque Converter to improve fuel economy and performance.
The company says the new loaders are E.P.I.C. — efficient, powerful/productive, intelligent, and comfortable. The loader’s new IntelliTech System uses inputs from the machine to adjust performance to match the conditions. Many of the operations are automatic, while others allow the operator to select functions appropriate for the application or work environment. Diagnostic systems have been improved to allow more detailed data access to troubleshoot issues quickly and accurately. Serviceability has been improved with easy access to the engine, cooling system cores, and filters. Oil change intervals have been increased for the engine and hydraulic systems.
KCMA Corp.; www.kcm-america.com.
Specifications (with 7.3-cubic-yard bucket)
Overall length: 31 feet, 9 7/8 inches
Overall height (top of cab): 12 feet, 2 7/8 inches
Overall height (bucket fully raised): 20 feet, 10 7/8 inches
Overall width (outside tires): 10 feet, 6 3/4 inches
Overall width (outside bucket): 11 feet, 3 7/8 inches
Operating weight (with ROPS cab): 75,790 pounds
Breakout force: 53,730 pounds