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Hyundai make it a quadruple

Hyundai R220LC-9A excavator

Gallagher Ltd takes delivery of four new Hyundai machines including an R220LC-9A excavator

UTILITIES services contractor Gallagher have expanded their fleet with four new Hyundai machines – a R220LC-9A excavator, a HL740-9A wheel loader and two 25D-7E forklift trucks.  

The new plant – supplied by Derbyshire-based EP Industries – is being used by the company’s recycling division, Gallagher Recycling Solutions (GRS), to help with the production of recycled aggregate products which are made from utility trench arisings.

According to Vincent O’Connor, director of Gallagher, the latest machines had to be environmentally friendly in design and performance in order to align with the sustainable materials produced by GRS.  

He commented: ‘Due to the ongoing demand from our customers to deliver zero-to-landfill solutions, and more specifically our ability to provide high-quality recycling services, we opened our third recycling facility in Sheffield last year. This demonstrates our commitment to investing back into the businesses with the latest in innovation and fleet.’

Powering the Hyundai R220LC-9A and HL740-9A machines is a 157hp Cummins QSB6.7 engine (Tier 4 Interim- and Stage IIIB-compliant) complemented by a patented VGT turbocharger that continuously varies the airflow boost to precisely match rev/min and the load demands for optimal performance.  

The engine also features a Cummins direct flow air filter which is said to deliver enhanced performance with faster cycle times and greater fuel economy over previous models.

The R220LC-9A excavator has an operating weight of 49,640 pounds, a maximum dig depth of 20ft 5in and a bucket breakout force of 29,980 pounds. Hyundai’s HL740-9A wheel loader has an operating weight of 28,000 pounds, a 3.0 cubic yard-capacity bucket and a bucket breakout force of 24,800 pounds.

Mr O’Connor said: ‘We choose products that have strong environmental and safety credentials and we’ve received positive feedback from other users of Hyundai equipment in our sector. We chose to deal with EP industries because they are a local supplier with trusted product knowledge and experience with good facilities and support available for the buyer. With Gallagher being a business built around being sustainable, the environmental and safety credentials were what primarily attracted us to Hyundai.’

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