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01 May 2024

HD Hyundai set to make a big impact at Hillhead 2024

HD Hyundai set to make a big impact at Hillhead 2024
The new 80-tonne HX800A L crawler excavator will be one of several new Hyundai machines being launched at this year’s show

HD Hyundai Construction Equipment will display their biggest machinery, on the biggest stand, at this year’s Hillhead quarry show in Derbyshire. The company will use the event to launch its two largest Stage V crawler excavators and its heaviest wheel loader.

Tipping the scales at 80 and 100 tonnes, respectively, the HX800A L and HX1000A L are heavy-duty excavators designed for quarry and bulk earthmoving duties. The HX800A L is powered by a 403kW (548hp) Stage V diesel engine, driving two 504 litres/min hydraulic pumps, while the HX1000A L uses a 469kW (629hp) diesel engine, powering three 523 litres/min pumps.

These heavyweight excavators will take HD Hyundai into a new sector of the market in the UK and across Europe, providing a highly productive digging and loading solution for mines, quarries, bulk earthmoving contractors, and heavy civil engineering sites. The HX800A L is suitable for use with 4.25–5.24m³ buckets, whilst the larger 100-tonne machine will be able to work with 5.4–6.8m³ buckets.

HD Hyundai will also unveil their biggest wheel loader with the launch of the HL985A. This 35-tonne loading shovel will be capable of working with 7.0m³ buckets, making it an ideal digging and rehandling machine for the mining, quarrying, and heavy civils sectors. Powered by a 321kW (430hp) diesel engine, the HL985A boasts a bucket breakout force of up to 28,400kg and a full turn tipping load of 22,950kg in standard configuration.

Whilst the heavyweight machinery will no doubt be the centre of attention on the HD Hyundai stand, the company will also give UK customers a first chance to see the recently launched HX-A Series of mini- and midi-excavators. Setting a new standard for the compact excavator market, HD Hyundai recently introduced eight new machines with operating weights from1.7–5.5 tonnes. Powered by low-emission Stage V engines, the machines are offered in both conventional and zero-tail-swing designs, to suit a wide range of customers across various markets.

Built to take the compact excavator market to the next level, the HD Hyundai machines come with safety valves, hydraulic ram protection, proportional joystick controls, a range of dozer blades, and load-sensing hydraulics on larger models. Comfortable, spacious cabs are available on all but the smallest model, providing operators with an air-conditioned workspace with a high level of specification and equipment.

HD Hyundai recently added a range of HRB silenced hydraulic breakers to their line-up. The six breakers, which can be ordered with varying levels of specification, have been designed to work with carrier machines in the 1.2–26-tonne sectors. The larger models are offered with automatic greasing and anti-blank firing technology, whilst all the breakers feature silenced box-housing designs, keeping noise to a minimum and making them ideal for use in urban areas.

The company will have a full range of equipment on show, including wheeled and crawler excavators, along with additional models from the A-Series wheel loader line-up. HD Hyundai will also demonstrate three of their popular quarry models – including a large crawler excavator, a large wheel loader, and an articulated dumptruck – in the working demonstration area that surrounds the showground.

Visitors to the HD Hyundai stand will be able to get the best view of the machines at work, as the company has moved to a new location directly in front of the demonstration area. At 1,220m², up from 750m² on the previous stand, the display will include two viewing areas, along with a range of hospitality, including Hyundai’s now famous pie machine, which will be making a welcome return to the show.

‘HD Hyundai will really be going large at Hillhead this year, with our biggest stand, our biggest machinery, and the biggest line-up of equipment we’ve ever had on show,’ said Lee Appleby, head of marketing at HD Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe.

‘We look forward to welcoming customers, visitors, the media, and our friends in the content-creation market to the stand. We will be making the biggest impact at Hillhead 2024.’

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