New crawler excavators from Hyundai

New crawler excavators from Hyundai

Hyundai Construction Equipment is launching three EU Stage V compliant A-Series crawler excavators in the 13-15 tonne sector.

Powered by the latest Cummins diesel engines, the reduced tailswing HX130A LCR, conventional HX140A L and the reduced swing HX145A LCR feature improved hydraulic control, for enhanced productivity and increased uptime.

Features of the new models include a Cummins EU Stage V F3.8 diesel engine which produces a 3% increase in power and 12% more torque than its predecessor. There is also a new Lifting Mode which improves fine hydraulic control, through engine rpm reduction, power boost action and pump flow control.

Though offering similar operating weights, the HX130A LCR, HX140A L and HX145A LCR deliver different performance operating envelopes, to suit a range of requirements.

For example, the HX145A LCR is a reduced tailswing model is suitable for applications where space to manoeuvre is at a premium, such as housebuilding. Boasting the same 100kW (134hp) output as the HX140A L, the engine delivers an 8% power boost over its predecessor, while delivering a 4% fuel economy gain and a 60% reduction in PM emissions. The HX145A LCR delivers up to a 6% fuel improvement in levelling work and a 3% drop in consumption during truck loading, compared to the HX Series model working in P mode.

The machine also features Hyundai’s HCE-DT Air, permitting wireless connection to the excavator from a smartphone or laptop computer on site – helping to promote rapid diagnosis and reducing downtime.

Cabin space in the three machines has been increased by 13% and they feature an improved grab handle design in the cabin door, making it easier to access the driver’s seat and improving visibility to the side of the machine from the cab.

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