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HCEE introduce the HL975A CVT

Hyundai HL975A CVT wheel loader

Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe launch first wheel loader with continuously variable transmission

THE Hyundai HL975A CVT (continuously variable transmission) is the first Hyundai wheel loader to combine the benefits of a traditional automatic transmission and a hydrostatic transmission in one machine. The new loader forms part of Hyundai’s award-winning A-series machines that comply with the European Stage V emission levels.

Hyundai say a range of new technologies have been incorporated into the new model which greatly improve fuel efficiency, keep harmful emissions to a minimum and deliver the maximum power and performance needed for heavy-duty work in tough conditions. Customers can also expect increased productivity, better safety, more convenience, and improved uptime management.

The state-of-the-art ZF CVT transmission offers optimized power matching, continually changing the ratios of hydraulic to mechanical energy, depending on load and speed, to keep the engine in a low rev/min range and offer smooth, seamless acceleration. During deceleration, the CVT acts as a brake, reducing wear on the service brake and prolonging the life of the axle oil.

Compared with a conventional transmission, the variable transmission is said to deliver fuel savings of up to 30%, depending on the application, without any sacrifice in performance or power. Traction control, intelligent inching, and automatic differential lock management help to cope with various conditions, with the operator experiencing fast and smooth acceleration over the full speed range and superior traction.

Hyundai’s sophisticated onboard weighing system technology is also integrated as standard on the HL975A CVT and additional control, monitoring and maintenance features help to optimize daily performance and productivity.

Hyundai say they prioritized durability throughout the development of the machine, from design and manufacturing to quality control. All systems have been optimized for endurance and rigorously tested on a range of work sites, resulting in a robust, reliable workhorse that minimizes downtime for repairs and maintenance and helps customers protect their profits.

The machine comes with optional extra safety features such as the AAVM (Advanced Around View Monitoring) system, which offers nine views in all directions to secure a 360° field of vision. This system also includes IMOD (Intelligent Moving Object Detection). In addition, the HL975A CVT comes with an optional radar system that detects obstacles behind the machine day and night, with no blind spots. The distance between the obstacle and the loader is displayed on the secondary monitor.

For increased safety, audible and visible alert functions have been included to encourage the operator to wear the seatbelt, reducing the risk of serious accidents for operators using the machines. Another feature is the emergency engine stop switch located at the base of the seat.

Hyundai designed the HL975A CVT cab to be a productive, stress-free working environment for the operator. It is both comfortable and spacious and features state-of-the-art vibration and noise reduction technology, achieving a sound level of 70dB – one of the lowest in this machine category. An optional remote door control allows the operator to open the cabin door while standing safely at ground level.

The comfortable air-suspension seat comes with heating as standard and both the seat and armrest are fully adjustable for added operator comfort. The 7in touchscreen monitor is optimized to provide quick, easy access to machine status and monitoring information in real time. Also included is an audio system with a Bluetooth radio, USB and AUX input.

Hyundai’s Hi-MATE remote management telematics system gives access to vital service and diagnostic information, no matter where the machine is located. MCD (Machine Connected Diagnostics) allows the user to gather and analyse various data on the machine’s performance, resulting in more uptime.

ECD (Engine Connected Diagnostics) supports after-sales technicians and dealers with a diagnostics report (via e-mail, mobile, app or Hi-MATE) on the engine performance, resulting in improved engine fault code monitoring and ensuring that after-sales technicians arrive on site with the necessary tools to fix an error in one visit.

The report generated by Hi-MATE allows improved fleet management by sending monthly e-mail reports, including a summary of the operation and the fuel consumption analysis.

Likewise, Hyundai’s new Mobile Fleet app provides all the information needed to run a fleet efficiently and economically. Based on telematics, this advanced solution uses simple graphics and key performance data for smart fleet management.

H975A CVT technical specifications:

  • Engine: Optimized Stage V Cummins X12
  • Gross Power: 335hp (250kW) at 2,100 rev/min
  • Net Power: 331hp (247kW) at 2,100 rev/min
  • Max Power: 381hp (284kW) at 1,800 rev/min
  • Operating Weight: 26,500kg
  • Bucket Capacity: 4.6–5.2 cubic metres.

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