Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc., a leading earth moving and material handling equipment manufacturer, recently displayed their HL740TM-9A wheel loader at ConExpo held March 4-8, 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The HL740TM-9A is a “Tool Master” version of the standard model that offers parallel lift. This feature along with a fork attachment makes this machine perfect for safe and easy loading and unloading of large and odd-shaped materials such as piping or transporting palletized materials like brick or concrete. This model is part of Hyundai’s lineup of 9A series wheel loaders, all of which provide unmatched power and productivity and feature many improvements from previous models including a certified Interim Tier 4 engine upgrade, improved durability and enhanced operator comfort.
Hyundai’s HL740TM-9A wheel loader was engineered for maximum power and performance. This model is built with a fuel efficient, low noise 156 hp (116kW) Cummins Tier 4 Interim & EU Stage IIIB QSB6.7 engine. The eco-friendly engine offers advanced electronic controls and a self-diagnostic system, both of which lead to reliable performance. The combination of a high pressure common rail system and an advanced in-cylinder combustion technology results in increased power, improved transient response and reduced fuel consumption.
The HL740TM-9A loader has a fully automatic transmission designed for maximum durability, minimum power loss, improved travel speed and low noise. An improved clutch control and minimized shifting shock when travelling contribute to a smoother ride. The HL740TM-9A model is designed to allow the operator customize the machine’s engine power, automatic transmission, shift time and clutch cut-off activation based on the job condition and personal preference. Three engine power modes are available for ultimate flexibility; power, standard and economy, as well as four transmission power shift modes; manual, light, normal and heavy, making this model well-suited for any working condition. Convenient rotary type switches allow for easy adjustment of engine power modes, transmission power shift modes and clutch cut-off modes.
Hyundai’s HL740TM-9A wheel loader has an operating weight of 29,320 lbs (13,300 kg), a bucket capacity of 3.0 cubic yards (2.3 cubic meters) and a bucket breakout force of 23,880 lbs (10,830 kg).
In addition to power and performance, Hyundai’s HL740TM-9A offers enhanced operator comfort. A larger, redesigned cab provides users with a comfortable, convenient and spacious work space making the toughest of jobs a bit more enjoyable. The newly designed loader also provides operators with a wider field view due to a rounded front windshield that is 17% wider than previous models, along with larger door glass. This model carries many improved convenience features including increased cooling and heating capacity with fully automatic climate control system, a tilting and telescopic steering column, an adjustable wrist rest for reduced operating stress, multiple storage compartments, an AM/FM radio with MP3 interface, a USB input and hands-free Bluetooth. An improved ladder with 20 degree incline and large, deep tread, aluminum cast steps is also provided for safer entering and exiting of the cab.
Hyundai’s HL740TM-9A has many amenities including an advanced, multimedia functional, 5.7” touch screen LCD color monitor with adjustable swivel, which allows the user to easily and efficiently control the machine. Boom kick-out and bucket position can be adjusted through overhead switches while viewing the settings through the screen. An integrated load weighing system, also viewable through the monitor, contributes to improved work efficiency and a self-diagnostic system with an active display of engine, hydraulic system, transmission and electrical component information, make the machine more versatile and the operator more productive. The LCD monitor is also functional as a rearview backup camera providing improved safety and convenience on any jobsite.
With a focus on maximizing profitability and improving durability, Hyundai has designed the HL740TM-9A model with many enhanced service features, efficiencies and longer life components. The HL740TM-9A loader provides easy access to key servicing components making routine maintenance hassle-free. A tilting transmission and hydraulic oil coolers swing open for easy access and the rear door can be open to over 70 degrees. Conveniently located transmission oil site gauges make checking fluid levels fast and efficient. This Hyundai loader also provides users with critical ground level access to common service points, filters and sight gauges as well as an extended life hydraulic filter and oil for reduced operating costs.
As with all of Hyundai’s 9 series equipment, the HL740TM-9A features the Hi-mate Remote Management System, which allows operators and dealer service personnel to access a machine’s vital service and diagnostic information from anywhere with internet access. Hi-mate users can remotely monitor daily reports outlining a machine’s location, working hours, fuel consumption and any periodical maintenance needed, drastically reducing downtime and saving the owner time and money.