Hyundai Construction Equipment recently displayed their R330LC-9A HC excavator at ConExpo. This model was built with many enhanced features and benefits compared to prior models including a certified Tier 4 Interim engine upgrade, improved hydraulics, increased operator comfort and added durability. The R330LC-9A HC offers a high chassis feature making it an ideal match for forestry applications where maneuvering through piles of timber is essential.
The R330LC-9A HC has an operating weight of 74,960 lbs (34,000 kg) and is powered by a reliable, fuel efficient 268 hp (200 kW) Cummins QSL9 Tier 4 Interim Engine The engine is complimented by Cummins’ VGT Turbocharger, which continuously varies the airflow boost to precisely match engine rpm and load demands for optimal performance. Other innovations such as the variable speed fan clutch, two-stage auto decel system and the economy mode help to conserve fuel and reduce environmental impact. Plus, operators can choose between three unique engine modes - Power, Standard and Economy- which enable the machine to switch between full power and reduced fuel consumption according to the user’s preference.
The R330LC-9A HC boasts a dig depth of 24’2” (7,370 mm) a bucket digging force of 51,700 lbs (47,620 kg) and bucket capacity of 2.75 cubic yards (2.10 m3).
R330LC-9A HC Operating Weight lbs (kg) 74,960 (34,000) Bucket Breakout Force lbf, SAE(kN) 51,700 (230) Maximum Dig-Depth ft (mm) 24’2” (7,370) Engine hp (kW) 268 (200) Bucket Capacity cubic yards (cubic meters) 2.75 (2.10)
To achieve optimum precision, Hyundai redesigned the R330LC-9A HC’s hydraulic system to provide the operator with super fine touch and controllability. Improved pump flow minimizes fuel consumption and improved spool valves are engineered to provide more precise flow to each function with less effort. Enhanced hydraulic valves, precision-designed variable volume piston pumps, fine-touch pilot controls and enhanced travel functions make for smooth and easy operation. Arm-in and boom-down flow regeneration and control valve technology are newly improved as well. An innovative auto boom-swing priority function makes for optimal performance in any application.
Hyundai has improved the structure strength of the R330LC-9A HC with stronger but slimmer tubing for optimum safety and visibility. High-strength steel forms a more durable upper and lower frame. In addition, the enlarged cab comes with a see-through upper skylight, a larger and one-piece right-side glass, safety glass windows on all sides that won’t scratch or fade, a closeable sunshade and a reduced front window seam – all features that work together to improve visibility.
In addition to enhanced safety and visibility, operators will enjoy the ability to fully customize the cab of the R330LC-9A HC to best fit their needs. Operators can easily adjust the seat, console and armrest settings. Hyundai has integrated the seat with the console to reduce operator fatigue, and adjustable air-suspension comes standard. Sleek styling has been applied to the ergonomic joysticks, which are now height-adjustable.
Hyundai’s engineers made sure that the R330LC-9A HC includes many amenities that decrease stress and increase comfort. Some of these features and benefits include heated seats, additional space, enhanced climate control system, advanced audio system with USB player, AM/FM stereo, and MP3 capabilities. An optional Smart Key System is available, which allows the operator to start the ignition with the push of a button.
The R330LC-9A HC come standard with a newly designed color LCD display cluster with easy to read digital gauges for monitoring temperature, fuel levels and other maintenance items. The simplified design allows the operator to easily adjust engine power and work modes, set boom speed and arm regeneration, view what’s happening behind them with the optional rear-view camera, and protect the machine with the new password anti-theft system.
Like all of Hyundai’s 9A series equipment, the R330LC-9A HC 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.
Hyundai’s R330LC-9A HC is equipped with bushings designed for extended lube intervals of 250 hours – and polymer shims to resist wear and reduce noise. You also get extended-life hydraulic filters (1,000 hours), long-life hydraulic oil (5,000 hours) and more efficient cooling systems and integrated preheating systems. These help extend service intervals thus reducing operating costs and machine down time.
As one of the latest models in the R2-Series excavator lineup, the Bobcat® E88 delivers durability, performance and quality for more productivity. Technically speaking, it's a compact machine, but it brings big performance with its redesigned engine and optimized lift performance, plus undercarriage and counterweight improvements. All these enhancements make this excavator one of the highest-performing models in its size class. With impressive over-the-side lift capacity, you can dig with greater confidence over the side of the machine. Put it to the test against similar models from other manufacturers. You'll see that the E88 can outwork the competition.