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Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas adds HL955TM tool master to North American wheel loader product line

The new Hyundai HL955TM wheel loader is the second Tool Master model to join the HL900 series. These models feature parallel linkage, which is especially effective in fork applications where level lifting is important.
The new Hyundai HL955TM wheel loader is the second Tool Master model to join the HL900 series. These models feature parallel linkage, which is especially effective in fork applications where level lifting is important.

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas has introduced the Hyundai HL955TM wheel loader, the newest addition to its HL900 series of Tier 4 Final-compliant wheel loaders. The HL955TM joins a family of six other Hyundai HL900 wheel loader models the company began introducing in 2015 to U.S. and Canadian markets. The new model was among more than 20 Hyundai construction machines on display at the BAUMA 2016 international construction equipment expo.

The HL955TM is the second Tool Master model to join the HL900 series lineup following the recent launch of the HL940TM model. It features Hyundai’s Tool Master boom design, with dual linkage for increased lifting capacity, improved load stability, rapid dumping capability and enhanced visibility. The HL955TM comes equipped with a standard 3.5 yd3 (2.7 m3) bucket, and delivers 28,219 lbf (12 800 kgf) of bucket breakout force. A Cummins QSB6.7 Tier 4 Final engine rated at 199 net hp (149 kW) powers the HL955TM.

Accurate onboard weighing system is standard

Like other Hyundai HL900 series wheel loader models, the HL955TM includes Hyundai’s proprietary onboard weighing system, which is accurate to +/- 1 percent. The system has automatic and manual settings for monitoring individual and cumulative bucket load weights. System measurements are displayed on the multi-function screen in the cab, providing reliable load-weight monitoring to support efficient production management. However, there is no onboard printer to facilitate certified load measurements.

Productivity and fuel economy among key upgrades

“The HL955TM provides the power, productivity and ease of operation customers have come to expect from Hyundai,” said Corey Rogers, marketing manager, Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas. “Like the other models in our HL series, the HL955TM provides an exceptional operator environment, productivity enhancements and operating efficiencies.”

The Hyundai HL955TM wheel loader, like other HL900 series models, delivers up to 5-percent greater productivity and 10-percent lower fuel consumption than previous 9A series models. HL900 series loaders achieve greater fuel economy as a result of such features as Hyundai’s Eco Pedal, programmable auto-engine shutdown (available with the smart key option) and Eco Gauge.

Improved cab design

The large, quiet cab on the HL955TM wheel loader includes a seven-inch (178 mm) interactive touch-screen monitor, enhanced climate control, fully adjustable and heated air-ride seat, centralized control switches and significant in-cab sound reduction. The cab has been reconfigured for additional floor space and improved visibility. For added operator comfort, in-cab sound levels were reduced by 3 dB, making this one of the quietest cabs in the industry. An optional Smart Start ignition system for password- or Bluetooth key-enabled machine start is also available on the HL900 series machines.

Ergonomically positioned operator switches, controls and other features make it easier to quickly access critical functions. An improved rearview camera delivers higher resolution and enhanced nighttime visibility.

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