Hyundai’s new de-tiering kits
First publishedin Aggregates Business Europe & International
Hyundai Construction Equipment has launched de-tiering kits that allow Hyundai dealers to adjust their machines for markets with less stringent emission regulations and high-sulphur fuel restrictions. The South Korean manufacturer recently launched its all-new Stage IV excavator and wheeled loader line-up that comply with the latest emission regulations and are said to be up to 10% more fuel-efficient. Preceding the new HX excavators and HL wheeled loaders were the Stage III B Hyundai 9A-series. For these earlier Hyundai models the manufacturer has introduced de-tiering kits or sulphur tolerance kits.
These engine conversion kits allow Hyundai dealers to de-tier machines prior to shipment to countries outside Europe and the US. De-tiering a machine’s engine means automatic emission decertification.
“Hyundai excavators and wheeled loaders last for a long time, so it’s good that when our customers choose an all-new HX/HL series machine from Hyundai, their previous machines can enjoy a second life in other countries,” says Alain Worp, director sales CE for Hyundai Heavy Industries Europe. “That’s how we can all help to make better use of our natural resources and build a better world. However, to assure that the new owners have the same peace of mind when operating their machines, we now offer these engine conversion kits.”