Hyundai launches all-new HL975 wheel loader at ConExpo

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Hyundai has introduced an all-new wheel loader to its HL900 series, Tier 4 Final-compliant range.

Powered by a Cummins QSG12 engine, producing 247kW and equipped with a 4.8m3 bucket as standard, the HL975 has been developed for high-production applications such as digging and loading in quarries, gravel pits and surface coal mines.

The vehicle has a standard operating weight of 26,500kg and a rated tipping load of 20,000kg.

“The new HL975 wheel loader takes an important place in our wheel loader lineup,” Juston Thompson (above), product specialist at Hyundai, told iVT at ConExpo. “It gives customers a more affordable alternative to larger loaders like the Hyundai HL980, and provides higher horsepower, larger bucket capacity and improved tipping load than the Hyundai HL970 model.”

In addition to the HL975, Hyundai has also unveiled a HL965 wheel loader to fill the space between the HL960 and HL970 models in the range.

The vehicle has 198kW of power at its disposal from the Cummins QSL9 engine that has a 3.6m3 bucket and a standard operating weight of 20,100kg and a rated tipping load of 14,710kg.

Extended reach versions of both new models are also available, designated as HL975XT and HL965XT respectively, featuring newly redesigned longer lift arms providing approximately 355mm of additional dump height and reach.

A ZF axle and transmission drivetrain are standard features on both models, while the buckets are constructed of wear-resistant AR400 steel and incorporate curved side plates with an enhanced spill guard to carry as much as 5% more material than a typical bucket.

Thompson added: “The HL900 series wheel loaders provide features that combine to give our customers what we call ‘the Hyundai edge’ – performance, convenience, serviceability and, of course, safety. “Hyundai performance is built on innovation, world-class engineering and manufacturing, and components and systems sourced from trusted global suppliers.”

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