Hyundai Presents New Generation of Machines at Plantworx

Hyundai Heavy Industries Europe will once again be exhibiting at Plantworx construction machinery exhibition at the events new venue – Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome Leicestershire (2nd – 4th June) and is showing a wide range of machines including six brand new models which will be making their UK debut.
Hyundai HL960_Plantworx
Hyundai, in addition to showing a range of new machines, which have not yet been seen at a UK event, the company’s demonstrators will be putting the new HL960 wheeled loader and the new HX260L heavy line excavator to the test in Hyundai’s demo arena. Visitors should head over to stands 14 and 15 B2 to check out what’s hot from the South Korean manufacturer.
New UK Launches…
Visitors to the Hyundai stand will see the brand new R17Z-9A mini which has been designed for contractors who are working in confined spaces such as urban settings or manoeuvring in sensitive landscapes.
Hyundai R17Z-9A_Plantworx
Targeted to contractors and tradesmen who need a reliable and productive machine, the new R17Z-9A rounds out Hyundai’s mini excavator range and is a compact, nimble machine that provides plenty of power to get the job done.
The new R17Z-9A has a Kubota D902 engine which is rated at 11.7kW (15.7 hp). Weighing in at 1.7 tonnes this zero tail swing machine is canopy-equipped and does not yet come with a cab option.
When fitted with a 960mm long dipper arm, the R17Z-9A provides a maximum dig depth of 2190mm. This mini excavator achieves true zero swing capability and it has two speeds of travel, traveling at 2.2 km/h at the lower end and 4.1 km/h at the higher end of its range. There are also two, rather than four, canopy posts – offering the operator an optimal work environment. In addition the boom cylinder is placed in the traditional position under the boom, rather than on top like some competitors.
The 30 tonne HX300L and the 26 tonne HX260L heavy line excavators will also be making their UK debut. The new machines are equipped with new Cummins engines which are compliant with the latest regulations (Tier4 final and EU Stage IV) for exhaust Nox reduction and particle matters. Hyundai has opted for a combined solution of EGR and SCR technologies, without the need for an additional DPF. At the same time a reduction in fuel consumption of up to 10% has been achieved – in line with the nature of the machine activity.
Hyundai HX300L_Plantworx
The cab on these machines has also been redesigned – not just the front window but also the door – which is now easier to open from the inside with an extra handrail. These finishing touches on the inside of the cab mean greater comfort for the operator. The interior of the cabin has been re-arranged to provide 10% more space for the operator and better air circulation with the newly developed air-conditioning system. The operator has more available storage space and a new instrument panel and controls.
Inside the cab is a new and bigger eight inch monitor screen which is easier to read, full colour and with more functions, including centralized switches for a number of applications. The main view on the screen is adjustable to the operator’s preference and can be controlled by touch and/or by the new haptic control button, which is a common feature in passenger cars.
There is also Bluetooth connection to make ‘hands free’ calls in the cab. Wifi Direct (Miracast) provides screen mirroring of a smart phone on the cabs monitor.
The new 16 tonne R160W-9A –wheeled excavator will also be seen for the first time in the UK at Plantworx. This machine is so new that the full specification has not yet been received from the Korean factory.
New wheeled loaders on show will be the HL960 (in the demonstration arena) and the HL970 (world-debut). Again these new wheeled loaders are still in production and the specification has not yet been released from Korea – but watch this space…!
Additional machines on the Hyundai stand…
Other machines on display on the Hyundai stand are the 2.6 tonne mini R25Z-9AK excavator, the 8 tonne midi R80CR-9A excavator, the 14 tonne R140LC-9A excavator, the 12 tonne R125LCR-9A excavator, and the 18.5 tonne HL760-9A waste handler spec machine.
Visitor registration is now open for PLANTWORX and entry is free – visit Put 2nd, 3rd and 4th June in your diary and we’ll see you on the Hyundai stand (14&15 B2) at Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome, Leicestershire UK.