For the first time in the company's history – Herbst has ordered a brand-new Hyundai HL955A wheeled loader based solely on the advert and datasheet for the machine, from Hyundai dealer, Fischer & Schweiger GmbH in Zusmarshausen.
Herbst said: "I was confident enough to place this order based on the datasheet as I have known Georg Schweiger of Fischer & Schweiger for many years. We have been doing business together since 1996, and things have always worked out well."The company needed a new wheel loader for road construction, work in gravel pits and loading construction materials. Herbst chose the latest model of Hyundai's A-series, equipped with a Stage V engine. The new star of the fleet arrived in January 2020, with a standard bucket, central lubrication and rock tyres. The machine operates for around 400 hours a year at various job sites.
Christian Herbst often operates the wheel loader himself and is very pleased with its performance. He said: "I operate graders, wheeled excavators, including Hyundai machines, and wheel loaders myself, so I am familiar with the workings of all machines. With this knowledge, I know first-hand how good the (Hyundai) machines have become in terms of hydraulics, electronics and ergonomics. I am very satisfied with the new Hyundai HL955A. The 2.8m3 bucket is perfectly suited for our operations, and with a weight of 15 tonnes, it can easily be transported to the job site on our low loader without needing a special permit." Herbst Tiefbau GmbH operated in applications including earthworks; sewer, road and cable construction; paving and asphalting all outdoors.
Christian Herbst has earned IQ certification from the Bauen mit Innungs-Qualität association and is a member of Qualitätsverbund umweltbewusster Betriebe (QuB), certifying that the company complies with the environmental management requirements of DIN EN ISO 14001. Herbst emphasises: "Fischer & Schweiger also handle our maintenance, and I know that if something goes wrong on a Friday evening, a technician will be on-site within two hours. Fischer & Schweiger have never let me down – so of course, I am happy to purchase a machine that I have not seen with confidence."