Hyundai launch new HL960 HD wheel loader
Latest machine designed for operators in growing waste-handling and recycling markets in Europe and North America
HYUNDAI Construction Equipment have expanded their wheel loader range with the addition of a robust, heavy-duty model – the HL960 HD. Designed with the waste-handling and recycling industries in mind, which are experiencing a high growth rate in Europe and North America, this latest wheel loader is equipped with the same heavy-duty axles as the larger HL970 model for increased load capacity and durability.
Powered by a Cummins QSB6.7 diesel engine (compliant to Stage IV emissions regulations) that develops 222hp at 2,200 rev/min, the HL960 HD has a maximum 44-tonne load capacity at the front and a 35-tonne capacity at the rear (outperforming the Hyundai HL960 model).
The machine’s heavy-duty axles are able to operate with solid tyres (optional) that are not susceptible to punctures and are essential in harsh waste environments. Other optional features of the HL960 HD include: a dual-axle oil cooler that helps prevent overheating on both front and rear axles; and extra guarding for the cabin, bucket cylinder, headlamp, attachment hoses, rear combination lamp and rear grille.
As well as being more fuel-efficient, the wheel loader also boasts numerous environmentally friendly features. For example, a programmable automatic engine shutdown feature prevents unnecessary fuel consumption and emissions by turning off the engine when it enters into a state of ‘idling’.
There is also an optional five-speed transmission with a lock-up clutch, which helps to deliver fuel efficiency. In addition, the Eco Gauge encourages economical operation by providing the operator with a visual reference of the machine’s fuel efficiency, total fuel consumption and average fuel data.
The standard Eco Pedal automatically detects foot pressure and adjusts power modes according to job demand, while the ‘travel speed limit control’ feature limits the maximum speed within a 20–40km/h range to suit diverse working conditions, improving operational efficiency.
For added operator comfort, the 10% larger ROPS/FOPS cabin on the HL960 HD features a fully adjustable seat and an ergonomic working environment. The cabin is also fully soundproof using the latest noise-reduction technology, while an electro-hydraulic control lever allows operators to handle attachments with ease, resulting in increased productivity and a reduction in fatigue.
For operator convenience, the HL960 HD wheel loader is equipped with an ‘Infotainment’ system in the form of a 7in-wide touchscreen monitor that connects to the operator’s smartphone via Bluetooth.
All HL900-Series models incorporate a Hyundai onboard weighing system as standard, which has automatic and manual settings for monitoring individual or cumulative bucket load weights.
Hyundai’s enhanced bucket design on the HL960 HD features a wider opening, curved side plates and an enhanced spillage guard to optimize bucket capacity and reduce loss of material during movement. Durability has also been increased through the use of highly wear-resistant steel in key structural areas of the bucket.