Posted July 6, 2015

Hyundai Launches HX Series Excavators

Hyundai has launched the HX series of Tier 4 Final hydraulic excavators, with current models ranging from 22 to 52 metric tons available now. Smaller models and compact-radius models will follow in 2016.

Hyundai HX seriesThe excavators feature "new technologies that make the operating experience more comfortable, more ergonomic and more user-friendly,” said Corey Rogers, Marketing Manager, Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas. “The new Hyundai HX series excavators come packed with high-end features that are standard, not options.”

The new models - HX220L, HX260L, HX300L, HX330L, HX380L, HX480L and HX520L - include  include an innovative Boom Float mode for improved grading control, Fine Swing mode for improved load control when swinging, up to 13-percent faster cycle speeds than the previous Hyundai 9A series excavators, IPC (Intelligent Power Control) for computer-aided power optimization based on load demand, and Eco Breaker mode for selectable pump flow and improved fuel consumption when working with Hyundai hydraulic breakers and many other attachments.

HX220L, HX260L, HX300L, HX330L and HX380L are powered by Cummins engines, and the larger HX480L and HX520L models are powered by Scania engines. Both engine brands achieve Tier 4 Final emissions compliance through a combination of SCR (selective catalytic reduction) and DOC (diesel oxidation catalyst) systems using DEF (diesel exhaust fluid). New Tier 4 Final engine technologies, a more efficient vertically stacked cooling design, efficient electronic fan clutch, plus many hydraulic system innovations on the Hyundai HX series excavators contribute to an overall fuel efficiency improvement of up to 10 percent compared with 9A series models.

Operator-friendly features include an all-new 8-inch interactive, adjustable, touchscreen cluster-monitor with haptic remote control for all major functions, easier operator accessibility and better ergonomics. The haptic remote control delivers reactive, tactile sensations using vibrations and pulses to guide the operator through menu selections.

The new cab features a more powerful climate-control system with improved air efficiency and temperature response, 15-percent more capacity, improved defrost capacity and more airflow mode selections for  operator comfort. Other innovations include 13-percent more leg and foot space from the seat to the pedals, reduced in-cab sound level, optional single-pedal straight travel, new heated operator’s seat with standard air suspension and integrated console. 

New features like Hyundai’s exclusive AAVM System for 360 degree-surround virtual operating view offer improved job site safetyand include IMOD (Intelligent Moving Object Detection) system that senses and warns the operator when objects come within 16.5 feetof the machine. 

The HX Series use reinforced longer-life pins and bushings coupled with wear-resistant polymer shims and newly designed cab shock mounts with dual shock absorption for reduced vibration and noise, which also improves operator comfort. Serviceability enhancements include ground-level access to the fuel filter and convenient exterior access to the cab air filter. Additional guard rails provide greater safety while performing maintenance and inspections on the upper structure deck.

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas