Hyundai launches three Stage V excavators
By Louise Carney18 January 2022
Hyundai Construction Equipment has launched three new EU Stage V compliant HX A-Series crawler excavators in the 13-15 tonne weight class.
Said to deliver “new levels of performance, efficiency and productivity for rental companies and contractors” alike, the manufacturer’s new HX130A LCR, HX140A L and HX145A LCR excavator models are all powered by the latest diesel engines from Cummins.
According to the manufacturer, when used with a CK-4 E/G engine oil, the new engines offer users a 1,000-hour service interval. Double the service interval offered by the company’s previous models, this “reduces operating cost for the customer, boosting uptime on site,” said Hyundai.
Hyundai smart technologies
All three machines include Hyundai’s Eco Report function, which helps operators improve efficiency and reduce fuel consumption, and a new Lifting Mode that allows for greater fine hydraulic control.
Other technology features in the HX A-Series excavators include the company’s standard Hi MATE remote management system for service connectivity and remote diagnostics, and the newly update Mobile Fleet App, which gives fleet owners access to machine operating data - such as economical usage, utilisation and fault code recognition.
The A-Series models have also been equipped with the manufacturer’s upgraded Intelligent Power Control (IPC).
According to Hyundai, this feature optimises hydraulic pump flow rate and power to match the machine’s working conditions.
While incorporating many of the same technologies and offering similar operating weights, Hyundai said “the HX130A LCR, HX140A L and HX145A LCR deliver very different performance operating envelopes, to suit a range of customer requirements”.
Hyundai HX130A LCR excavator
Offering specific advantages for customers from the equipment rental sector, the HX130A L offers reduced swing and includes Hyundai’s ECD engine connected diagnostics system.
This allows companies to receive machine diagnostics remotely, helping them to ensure that technicians arrive at the machine with the required parts and tools.
The incorporation of Cummin’s 55kW version of its Stage V-compliant F3.8 engine, also means equipment owners and users do not need to add an exhaust fluid such as AdBlue.
Hyundai HX140A L excavator
Similiarly the conventional counterweight HX140A L excavator features a more powerful 100kW (134hp) version of the Cummins engine.
Offering 3% more power and 12% more torque than the company’s previous HX-Series model, the new machine has been designed to give operators maximum digging forces and higher productivity
Hyundai HX145A LCR crawler excavator
Like the HX130A LCR, the reduced tailswing of HX145A LCR model is particularly suitable for applications where space to manoeuvre is at a premium, such as utilities, road working and housebuilding.
While the model has the same 100kW (134hp) output as the HX140A L, Hyundai said the engine provides 8% more power than its predecessor model, “while delivering a 4% fuel economy gain and a 60% reduction in PM emissions”.
Improvements to excavator cabs
The operator cabs of all three machine’s benefit from a 13% increase in space, and feature an improved grab handle design in the cabin door.
According to Hyundai, this makes it easier for drivers to access the seat and improves visibility to the side of the machine from the cab, which also include an 8-inch touchscreen that provides access to machine information.
Additionally, the models have also been fitted with a new electronic swing parking system that controls the swing brake function and an Auto Safety Lock feature, which prevents unintended operation of the machine.