Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas has launched the HX series of Tier 4 Final-compliant hydraulic excavators in the United States and Canada.
The first models, which range from 22 to 52 metric tons and include the HX220L, HX260L, HX300L, HX330L, HX380L, HX480L and HX520L, are hitting the ground now.
Most notable is the all-new 8-inch interactive, adjustable, touchscreen cluster-monitor with haptic remote control for all major functions, easier operator accessibility and better ergonomics. The haptic remote control delivers reactive, tactile sensations using vibrations and pulses to guide the operator through menu selections.
The new cab also features a more powerful, climate-control system with improved air efficiency and temperature response, 15-percent more capacity, improved defrost capacity and more airflow mode selections for optimized operator comfort. Other innovations that make the new Hyundai HX cab exceptionally comfortable for the operator include 13-percent more leg and foot space from the seat to the pedals, reduced in-cab sound level, optional single-pedal straight travel, new heated operator’s seat with standard air suspension and integrated console, Bluetooth audio system, Miracast wireless functionality for viewing a mobile device screen on the monitor, hot/cold storage box, sunglasses compartment and a large storage box with a retention net for personal items.
An innovative Boom Float mode for improved grading control, Fine Swing mode for improved load control when swinging, up to 13-percent faster cycle speeds than the previous Hyundai 9A series excavators, Intelligent Power Control for computer-aided power optimization based on load demand, and Eco Breaker mode for selectable pump flow and improved fuel consumption when working with Hyundai hydraulic breakers and many other attachments.
New Tier 4 Final engine technologies, a more efficient vertically stacked cooling design, efficient electronic fan clutch, plus many hydraulic system innovations on the Hyundai HX series excavators contribute to an overall fuel efficiency improvement of up to 10 percent compared with 9A series models.
Enhanced reliability features on the HX Series include reinforced longer-life pins and bushings coupled with wear-resistant polymer shims and newly designed cab shock mounts with dual shock absorption for reduced vibration and noise, which also improves operator comfort.