HD Hyundai launches 80 and 100 tonne excavators

HD Hyundai Construction Equipment has introduced two heavy crawler excavator models, designed to withstand the rigours of the mining and quarry industry sectors and to operate in a range of construction and infrastructure applications.

  • HX800A L and HX1000A L weigh in at 80 and 100 tonnes respectively
  • Stage V compliant diesel engines boast high power and low emissions
  • Heavy-duty frame, undercarriage and upper structure for maximum durability
  • Superior cab environment delivers premium operator experience
  • Ease of maintenance ensures maximum productive uptime

Heavy Excavation

HD Hyundai has announced its largest Stage V crawler excavators, with the arrival of the 80-tonne HX800A L and the 100-tonne HX1000A L. These heavy-duty machines have been designed to operate in a mines and quarries, as well in bulk earthmoving for construction and infrastructure project applications. They deliver maximum productivity with reduced total cost of ownership (TCO).

Both excavators are powered by the latest EU Stage V-compliant Perkins diesel engines, delivering class-leading power and economy. The HX800A L uses the six-cylinder Perkins 2506J, providing 400kW (539hp) at 1,800rpm and 2,468Nm of torque at 1,400rpm. The larger HX1000A L is powered by the Perkins 2806J, offering 460kW (629hp) at 2,000rpm and 2,952Nm at 1,300rpm.

The engines are equipped with a combined exhaust treatment system, incorporating a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF), a Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology. They also utilise an asymmetric twin-scroll turbocharger, which has two different sized scrolls, to stream exhaust gases across the turbine wheel at varying velocities, for rapid response and maximum output.

An electronic hydraulic power control system minimises fuel consumption, while increasing digging efficiency. It utilises nine sensors across the machine to calculate the required flow and pump output, delivering maximum efficiency. The HX800A L has two variable displacement tandem axial piston pumps, each delivering 504 lpm of flow, while the larger HX1000A L has three pumps producing 523 lpm each. A closed-centre main control valve ensures that there is minimal hydraulic flow in the stand-by position, reducing fuel use. In both machines, the pumps have a cross-sensing system to reduce fuel use and to ensure that dig-end hydraulics operate independently.

The excavators have four operating modes and four power modes, working in combination with Variable Speed Control and Pump Torque Control, allowing the operator to select specific engine and hydraulic system outputs to suit the task at hand. They come with a boom priority mode and a swing priority mode, that increase breakout power or slewing speed to suit the operation.

Boom regeneration and dipper arm regeneration allow hydraulic oil to flow through the main control valve as the boom is lowered, reducing fuel consumption and increasing speed of operation. The bucket cylinder is supplied by two spools in the control valve, for faster operation and reduced resistance within the system. The engine radiators and the oil coolers have hydraulically-driven cooling fans, that can be reversed to blow out dust and debris when needed.

Robust Construction

The excavators sit on a durable, heavy-duty track frame with large rollers, a full track guard option and a heavy-duty sprocket. Sturdy under guards are standard and the machines have a robust crossed-roller swing bearing, ensuring long service life in arduous conditions. Customers can also specify optional bucket and boom cylinder guards.

The HX800A L is suitable for 4.25-5.24m3 buckets and the larger 100-tonne machine will be able to work with 5.4-6.8m3 buckets. The two machines are offered with a choice of short mass excavation and longer monobooms, and with the option of two dipper am lengths. To ease assembly on site, the counterweight is mounted horizontally and a hydraulically-removable counterweight is available as an option.

Operator Focus

The HX800A L and HX1000A L have a state-of-the-art operator cab, offering level 2 FOPS protection when equipped with a FOPS guard. The cab is suspended on vibration damping mounts, to absorb more shocks than a simple block system. The operator has a high-quality heated seat with air suspension and the two machines come with HD Hyundai’s All-Around View Monitoring (AVM) camera system, providing the operator with a 360° view around the working area.

An 8” touchscreen monitor with rotary controller provides easy access to control menus within the screen, including power settings, mode operation and auxiliary hydraulic settings. The system also connects to Bluetooth to allow control of smartphones and other devices. The excavators are equipped with low-effort joystick controls, providing fingertip operation and precise control over all functions. Proportional thumb switches can be mounted horizontally or vertically, to suit the operator’s preference.

Wide catwalks are fitted to both sides of the machines, providing easy access to service doors. Automatic greasing is available and the machines are equipped with an electric fuel pump for ease of refilling. A centralised service point provides easy access to the water separator, fuel filter and main oil filters, while the machines have a heavy-duty two-stage air filter to provide maximum protection for the engine.

“These heavyweight excavators will build on HD Hyundai’s presence at the heavier end of the market across Europe, providing a highly productive digging and loading solution for mines, quarries, bulk earthmoving contractors and heavy civil engineering sites,” said Product Manager Gert Peeters.

The excavators were launched at the Hillhead quarry exhibition in June.

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