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Hyundai upgrades R35Z-9A compact excavator for performance, convenience, serviceability and safety

Hyundai upgrades R35Z-9A compact excavator for performance, convenience, serviceability and safety

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas has introduced a variety of updates to the 3.5-ton-class R35Z-9A compact excavator, which the company says is designed to provide users a competitive edge in performance, convenience, serviceability and safety. One of seven 9A series models, the Hyundai R35Z-9A compact excavator was introduced to the market in 2015. It features a zero-tail-swing design for optimum maneuverability in confined work spaces. 

"The new improvements to our popular R35Z-9A are the result of valuable input from our VOC (Voice of the Customer) meeting conducted last year with North American dealers and customers," said Corey Rogers, marketing manager, Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas. "Hyundai conducts frequent competitive comparison tests and annual VOC meetings with dealers and customers to improve current machine models and contribute to the development of new products. Hyundai greatly values our customers' ideas and feedback, and we strive to make our products responsive to their needs." 

New standard features include a Werk Brau-compatible thumb bracket, a diverter valve for easy switching between a thumb or attachment, proportional control levers with two-way piping, pin-grabber style dual-locking quick coupler and O/C piping, enhanced bucket design with lifting-eye and two-piece tooth design for easy replacement, increased curve profile on dozer blade for better grade and cutting ability, an easily replaceable cutting edge to the dozer blade, a wider opening engine compartment, and a durable centred boom LED work light for improved jobsite illumination. A new optional feature is the four-way angle dozer blade.

Enhancements add to competitive edge
"The R35Z-9A new improvements combine to make this bullet-proof designed machine one of the best compact excavators on the market," Rogers said. "This machine embodies all the characteristics that deliver what we call ‘the Hyundai Edge' in performance, convenience, serviceability and safety."

The R35Z-9A model features a fuel-efficient Yanmar engine producing 23.7 hp (17.7 kW), large cab with powerful air conditioning, suspension seat and fold-up travel pedals for enhanced floor space. The machine's boom swing capability allows the operator to offset the boom 75 degrees to the left and 50 degrees to the right, facilitating close work alongside foundations and other structures, especially in congested areas. 

Maximum digging depth is 10 feet 3 inches (3,135 mm). Bucket breakout force is 6,900 lbf (3,130 kgf). Standard bucket capacity is 0.14 cubic yards (0.11 cubic metres).

Hyundai protects its customers' investment in the R35Z-9A with a hassle-free three-year/3,000-hour warranty and five-year/10,000-hour structural guarantee.

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