1996 Hitachi  300 LC-3 Excavator - For Sale
[Rev. 7-22-13]

For Sale 300 Lc-3 Hitachi Excavator, Includes 2Ea Quick Connect Mounts , and  a Q/C 44"& 50" buckets  

         Selling Price $55,000



Make / Model

Hitachi 300 Lc-3


68,000 lbs

Serial Number




Stick Length / Digging Depth

Standard 10' 6" / 23’8’’

Includes Bucket #1

Kenco Quick Connect

Includes Bucket #2

51" GP w/ 6 teeth  Quick Connect Bucket

Includes Bucket #3

44" GP w/ 5 teeth  Quick Connect Bucket

Includes #4

2 Ea Quick Connect Ears Mounted On 1’’ Plate

Includes #5

Quick Connect Ears Steel Template

Sold Separate

60" Wide 4 Tang Over 3 Tang Grapple


1997 Hitachi 300LC-3 Excavator, serial number 15L-7386. The machine has 10,500 hours on it. This machine weighs 68,000 pounds; it has a standard boom with a 10’6’’ stick with a digging depth of 23’8’’. These machines have Isuzu A-65SD1TQA 6-cylinder Turbo charged 208 horsepower quiet, fuel efficient, durable engine. It long undercarriage with 31’’ track pads 10’6’’ wide it is a very stable machine.

We owned this machine for 12 years, and this machine has been maintained and greased regularly. It is been a good machine.  We have had all major work preformed by A.I.S. Construction Equipment to keep this machine in proper working order.  In 2005, they repined and bushed the track rails . In 2006, we had the valve bank and swing motor resealed and had the center swivel exchanged for a recondition one.  In 2007 we installed a reconditioned fuel pump. We installed a new turbo charger in 2011.  7-22-2013, we had both hydraulic pumps rebuilt and the main body gone through, hydraulic system flushed with new filters and fluid. The windshield is new tinted glass, needs the lower front small window. The machine has glow plugs and will start right up on the coldest days and the heater works well, no air conditioning. This machine looks, runs works nice, it is a nice machine to run and ready to work.

This excavator with the quick connect and the attachments make it a very versatile machine

 The Kenco Quick Connect

Is a very nice option.  Keeps the bucket in the original position. Pull 2 bolts, remove wedge lock by hand, slip machine out of attachment. Slip the machine into any attachment setup with the Kenco style lugs. Put the wedge and two bolts in, tighten the bolts.   It takes less than 4 minutes to change buckets.

The Buckets

51" Gp w/ 6 teeth Kenco Quick Connect great for baling, under cutting, loading trucks, and even grading. It a big bucket it fits between the machine tracks very important, the machine handles it well when heaped up. It nice and wide nice for undercutting and spreading materials.

44" Gp w/ 5 teeth Kenco Quick Connect this bucket. We used this bucket for harder digging and concrete removal. It has one of the outside shanks broken off; we have a new one that included with the bucket. It needs three teeth we used on another bucket and have not replaced them their cat style 4310S same as on 51’’ bucket.

2 Ea Quick Connect Ears

The Kenco quick connect ears was fabricated on a 1" plate with drilled holes. Un bolt it from the attachment ; you add a plate with matching holes and bolt on the Kenco Quick Connect ears.  For example: compaction wheel, hydraulic hammer or compactor, frost tooth, grapple, etc. Bolt it back and fourth from items you use now and then.

Quick Connect Ears Steel Template

We had several excavators ranging in size from 44,000 to 80,000 Lb set up with the same quick connect so all our attachments would interchange from one excavator to another. We used the template when setting up attachments to fit the quick connects. This is our last machine with this set up so it goes with the machine it sure made it easy to convert attachments.

 The  Demolition / Clearing Grapple sold with excavator for an additional

$7500.00 It fits our new machine and it will cost us more than $7500.00 to replace so if you really don't need it were happy to keep it. 

 Central Fabrication Grapple 4 Tang 42’’ wide over 3 tang 30’’ wide, 54’’ from bottom of teeth to the grapple hinge pin. This is the perfect set up for this machine. You know what you can do with a bucket, and in less than 5 minutes, you can take off the bucket, install the grapple and stiff-arm, and go right to work. It is so nice.  You can demolish a house by crunching up the debris and loading into a truck, which makes it very fast. With the grapple you can pick up boulders set them precisely where you want (i.e. in a truck, on a lowboy, set for landscaping or break walls, or pick up large bolder drop on concrete and break it up easily and fast).  It makes clearing brush and trees seem like twigs. Reach over and grab a stump pull it out and load it into a truck. Nice for removing tag alters and clearing can rake roots and brush out of the dirt. There are many other things that we haven’t even mentioned that you can do with this grapple. Great set up for disaster cleanup work after such instances as tornados, hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, flooding, or ghetto cleanups. It takes less than 3 minutes to take off the grapple and put the bucket back on.

You will notice from the pictures of the grapple we set it up with the four tangs out and the three tang side towards the machine. I like the way we have ours set up it easer to see with the smaller side towards the cab, having the wide side on the back that moves with bucket control it easy to rake with. It really nice when doing demo work reaching up grabbing walls with the wide side on the out side of the wall. I personally wouldn’t like using one set up the other way.

 The reason we are selling our 300Lc-3 Hitachi excavator we down sized our company and we recently bought a newer zero tail swing excavator that is sized right our current work.


 To Inquire about this equipment:

Burton Excavating, Inc.
1396 E. Easterday Ave.
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

Phone: 906-632-2641
Fax: 906-632-1462