HHI rolls out HL955 and HL960 wheeled loaders


Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has rolled out the HL955 and HL960, a new series of wheel loaders. Equipped with Tier-4 Final/EU Stage IV compliant engines, these new machines promise to maximize their owners’ value with a wide range of innovative features, and reflect HHI’s painstaking efforts to incorporate customers’ input and live up to the market’s expectations for its earthmoving equipment. Due to be launched during the second half of this year, HL955 and HL960 look certain to justify their end users’ investment decision with highly efficient and excellent performances.

With the new, fuel-efficient and eco-friendly Cummins engines, HL955 and HL960 offer up to 5% increase in productivity as well as up to 10% greater fuel-efficiency over their predecessors, 9A series. This marked improvement has been made possible by a variety of useful features: Eco Pedal facilitates the operator’s choice between power and economic operation modes with an added benefit of reducing unnecessary fuel consumption; electro-hydraulic control allows for easy handling to control any working conditions; automatic shut-down of engine function turns off the engines when the machines go into idling stage and a five-speed lock-up clutch system helps reduce fuel consumption; Eco Gauge Guidance on the control panel makes it easy for the operator to monitor the status of engine torque and fuel efficiency using colors and gauge level.

The value of these HL900 series loaders becomes apparent in tough working environments. Their high-strength design and robust structure proven by rigorous testing at various working conditions allow them to put in consistently reliable performance. The sinter brake disc, hydraulic hose and sealed driveline center bearing are the major features that render Hyundai wheel loaders robust, durable and safe.

Efficiency is one of the key components for success in modern business environment and the field of construction and earthmoving business is no exception. The adoption of a 7in-wide intelligent touch screen for the HL900 series together with centralized switches gives the operator speedy and ready access to vital equipment data, while providing them with improved connectivity with mobile devices. This all leads to increased efficiency and productivity for the operator.

On top of these numerous attractive features for the operator, HL900 series wheel loaders’ ergonomically designed cabin is a testament to HHI’s commitment to user comfort and convenience: fully soundproofed spacious cabin ensuring minimized noise level (68dB); fully adjustable seat armrest; electro-hydraulic implement control lever; new air conditioning system; and centralized access to service points. Moreover, the engine room is fully sealed with retractable hood to facilitate easy maintenance and to prevent fire due to inflow of foreign materials.

Mr Kim Byung-joo, a vice president who oversees research and development at HHI Construction Equipment Division, said, “HL900 series wheel loaders are designed with a new concept for construction equipment that incorporates both HHI’s cutting edge technology and commitment toward providing greater value for our clients.”

Having already made their first debut in the European market at Intermat 2015, HL955 and HL960 will be officially launched in Atlanta, USA, on September 17 for the US market.

September 28, 2015

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