Hyundai introduce de-tiering kits for excavators and wheel loaders 


Hyundai Construction Equipment have announced the immediate availability of de-tiering kits to adjust machines to markets with a less stringent emission regulation and high-sulfur fuel. 

Recently, Hyundai launched their all-new Stage IV excavator and wheel loader line-up. Machines that comply with the latest emission regulation, that are up-to 10% more fuel efficient and have 13% more operator’s space, 10% noise reduction, 50% more durability of arm and boom, and 100% more safety with Hyundai’s exclusive AAVM (Advanced Around View Monitoring) System. 

The all-new HX excavators and HL wheel loaders were predecessed by the Stage III B Hyundai 9A-series. For these models, Hyundai have now introduced so-called ‘de-tiering kits’ or ‘sulfur tolerance kits’. Hyundai dealers can de-tier machines prior to shipment to countries outside Europe and the US. De-tiering means automatically emission decertification. 

Tier 4 engines require the use of ultra low sulfur fuel, which is not available in much of the world. Di-tiering makes it possible for US Tier 4 machines to be re-sold in lesser-regulated areas, particularly Mexico and South America.

“Hyundai excavators and wheel loaders last for a long time, so it’s good that when our customers choose for the all-new HX/HL series from Hyundai, their previous machines can enjoy a second life in other countries,” said Alain Worp, managing director and director sales CE, Hyundai Heavy Industries Europe. “That’s how we can all help to make better use of our natural resources and build a better world. However, to assure that the new owners have the same peace-of-mind when operating their machines we offer these sulfur tolerance kits.”

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