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Hyundai introduce new HX430 L crawler excavator at Hillhead 2016

First publishedin Aggregates Business Europe
July August 2016
Hyundai has launched the new 44tonne HX430 crawler excavator. The HX430 L was exhibited for the first time at any show at the Hillhead 2016 exhibition in the UK, where it was fitted with a Strickland S-lock Quick Coupler and a Daemo B360 Breaker.

The new Hyundai crawler excavator is part of an HX range said to provide higher productivity on-site through faster operation. It can, says Hyundai, load trucks up to 19% faster and levels up to 8% faster than the 9A-series. In order to achieve efficient grading, the HX series can apply an optional boom floating control using arm-in and arm-out operation only, allowing stable operation even in high-load work.

Like other HX range models, the HX430 L has a newly designed cab. A new larger front screen has been incorporated and the driver’s door is now easier to open from the inside with an additional handrail. The interior of the HX cab offers 13% more space for the operator (compared to the 9A-series). A newly developed air conditioning system provides better air circulation in the cab. Furthermore, the cab suspension mount reduces the noise inside the cabin.

Powering the HX430 L is a Cummins QSL9 4-cycle turbocharged air cooled diesel engine which complies with the latest emissions standards Stage IV for the reduction of particles and Nox in exhaust gasses, and is rated at 316 HP (236 kW).

The new HX430 L and the rest of the HX range models are fitted with an ECO Gauge which enables the economical operation of the machines. The guage level shows engine torque and fuel efficiency on the colour display touchscreen monitor. In addition the gauge indicates the status of fuel consumption such as average rate and the total amount of fuel consumed. The HX range can, says Hyundai, offer a reduction in fuel consumption of up to 8% - depending on the type of operation – in comparison to Hyundai’s 9A-series of machines.

Hourly- and daily-based fuel consumption can be checked in detail which helps the operator run the machine more economically and efficiently.

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