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09 June 2016

Hyundai’s new HX480 L crawler to be unveiled globally at Hillhead 2016

First published08/06/2016
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Hyundai HX480 L
The new Hyundai HX480 L will be globally premiered at Hillhead 2016
Hyundai will stage the global premiere of its new HX480 L crawler excavator at Hillhead 2016 in Buxton, county Derbyshire, England. The new 49.5tonne machine from the South Korean manufacturer comes packed with what are said to be high-end features that come as standard.

One important innovation on the new HX range is the new and larger 8 inch touchscreen monitor – the cluster monitor can display information that mirrors what you would see on your smart phone and is 30% larger than previous models. It’s also said to be easy to read and the main view of the screen can be adjusted according to the preferences of the driver. It can be controlled via touch control and/or new haptic controller. Connecting to a mobile phone is easier than ever with the bluetooth connection to the machine’s radio.

New safety features include Hyundai’s exclusive AAVM (Advanced Around View Monitoring) System for 360°-surround virtual operating view – which displays on the 8-inch cluster-monitor. The system consists of an Around View Monitoring (AVM) system that give a 360°-surround virtual operating view and an Intelligent Moving Object Detection (IMOD) system that senses and warns the operator when objects come within working distance of the machine. An interactive demonstration of the AAVM System will be on the Hyundai stand at Hillhead.

At the heart of the HX480 L is a Scania DC13 084Ac 4-cycle turbocharged air cooled diesel engine which complies with the latest emission standards Stage IV for the reduction of particles and Nox in exhaust gasses rated at 331kW. Hyundai has chosen a combined solution with EGR and SCR technology.

The new HX range is fitted with an ECO Gauge which enables the economic operation of the machines. The gauge level and colour displays engine torque and fuel efficiency level on the touchscreen monitor. In addition the gauge indicates the status of fuel consumption such as average rate and the total amount of fuel consumed. The HX480 L can offer a reduction in fuel consumption of up to 9% - depending on the type of operation – in comparison to Hyundai’s 9A-series of machines.

Hourly and daily based fuel consumption can be checked and detailed too which helps the operator run the machine more economically and efficiently.

The IPC (Intelligent Power Control) controls power depending on work environments. Its mode can be selected and released on the monitor – on the excavation mode – pump flow can be more cleverly controlled, reducing fuel consumption.

The new machines can offer up to 10 breaker and 10 crusher settings, where both flow and pressure requirements for the attachments can be saved on the machine. With the floating boom option, the boom can float freely by connecting to the cylinder head and/or the rod directly to the tank.

The HX480 L is said to provide higher productivity onsite by faster operation, and Hyundai claim the model can load trucks up to 3% faster and levels up to 7% 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.

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