Hyundai launches new HX130 LCR crawler excavator in Europe

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Hyundai has announced it is launching the HX130 LCR – the third compact-radius excavator model in the company’s HX series product line – in Europe.

The HX130 LCR excavator, which debuted in the Americas late last year, is powered by a 73.6hp (55kW) Perkins 854F Tier 4 Final/Stage IIIB-compliant diesel engine. The diesel particulate filter-equipped (DPF) engine delivers optimum power and fuel efficiency, without the need for SCR, so users don’t need to use AdBlue.

Latest engine technologies, a more efficient vertically stacked cooling design, efficient electronic fan clutch, and hydraulic system innovations on the Hyundai HX series excavators contribute to an overall fuel efficiency improvement of up to 9% compared with previous models.

Vehicle dimensions

The LCR model has a standard operating weight of 28,510 lb (12,930kg), while the LCRD model’s standard operating weight is 30,075 lb (13,560 kg). It achieves a maximum dig depth of 18ft 4in (5,570mm) and maximum digging reach of 27ft (8,220mm), and provides bucket digging force of 22,860 lb-ft (10,369kg-ft). The HL130 LCR excavator is equipped with a standard 0.77yd³ (0.59m³) capacity and 40.6 in wide (1,030mm) bucket.

The new Hyundai HX130 LCR fills an important gap in Hyundai’s excavator line-up. The market demand is growing for this weight class, especially for compact-swing machines that give contractors the added versatility of working in confined spaces.

Operator comfort and assistance

The HX130 includes as standard equipment an 8in (20.3cm) interactive, adjustable, touchscreen cluster-monitor in the cab. Viewable on the monitor is the Hyundai-exclusive AAVM – or All-Around View Monitoring – an optional system that provides a 360°-surround virtual operating view.

Included in AAVM is the IMOD (Intelligent Moving Object Detection) system that senses and warns the operator when objects come within 16.5ft (5m) of the machine. The AAVM system helps make the Hyundai HX series among the safest excavators to operate on any jobsite.

Advanced hydraulics

An advanced hydraulic system includes an innovative Boom Float mode for better grading control, Fine Swing mode for improved load control when swinging, and up to 13% faster cycle speeds than previous models. The HX130 LCR also features IPC (Intelligent Power Control) 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. The combination of faster cycle times and more power result in productivity increases of up to 5%.

Serviceability enhancements include ground-level access to the fuel filter and convenient exterior access to the cab air filter.

The 13-ton machine is also available in a second standard configuration, the HX130 LCRD, which includes a dozer blade. The new machine is the 15th HX series excavator model.

February 23, 2018

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