Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas has introduced two new models in its HX Series of Tier 4 Final–compliant hydraulic excavators – the HX140L and HX235LCR. These two machines provide up to 10 percent better fuel economy and 5 percent increased productivity versus previous models. They join a family of seven other Hyundai HX excavator models the company introduced in 2015 to U.S. and Canadian markets.
The HX140L excavator is a 14-metric-ton (14,200-kg / 31,310-lb) model, powered by a Perkins 1204F Tier 4 Final engine rated at 116 hp (87 kW). It achieves a maximum dig depth of 22 feet 1 inch (6,730 mm) and maximum digging reach of 32 feet 9 inches (9,980 mm), and provides bucket digging force of 24,890 lbf (11,290 kgf). The HL140L excavator is equipped with a standard 0.76-cubic-yard (0.58-cubic-metre) capacity, 39.4-inch-wide (1,000-mm) bucket.
The 24-metric-ton (24,000-kg / 64,301-lb) Hyundai HX235LCR excavator is a compact-radius model, featuring a Cummins QSB6.7 Tier 4 Final engine rated at 183 hp (136 kW). Performance specs include a maximum digging depth of 22 feet (6,700 mm), maximum digging reach of 32 feet 6 inches (9,910 mm), and bucket digging force of 37,104 lbf (16,830 kgf). Capacity of the standard 39.4-inch-wide (1,000-mm) bucket is 1.05 cubic yards (0.80 cubic metres).
“Like other models in the HX series, the new Hyundai HX140L and HX235LCR excavators come packed with high-end features,” said Corey Rogers, Marketing Manager, Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas.
For example, both new HX excavator models include as standard equipment an 8-inch (20.3-cm) interactive, adjustable, touchscreen cluster-monitor in the cab. The monitor in the HX140L model includes haptic remote control, providing easier operator accessibility and better ergonomics. The haptic remote control delivers reactive, tactile sensations using vibrations and pulses to guide the operator through menu selections.
Viewable on the monitor, which is standard equipment on both the HX140L and the HX235LCR, is the Hyundai-exclusive AAVM – or All-Around View Monitoring – an optional system that provides a 360-degree virtual operating view. Included in AAVM is the IMOD (Intelligent Moving Object Detection) system that senses and warns the operator when objects come within 16.5 feet (5 metres) of the machine. The AAVM system helps make the Hyundai HX series among the safest excavators to operate on any jobsite in North America.