Hyundai launches new low-emissions excavator in HX range

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Hyundai has announced the latest addition to its HX excavator range. The HX380 L has an operating weight of 38,920kg and is one of 13 Hyundai HX crawler excavators. It is fitted with the latest Stage IV engine technology, which meets the latest emissions standards.

At the heart of the HX380 L is the low emission, Cummins QSL9 Stage IV engine, which offers a rated net power output of 344 Hp (257 kW). This engine features the Xtra-High Pressure Injection (XPI) fuel system, which delivers a constant stream of pressurized fuel across all engine rpm, providing cleaner combustion and improved engine response. This engine is designed to provide the lowest cost of operation in its class.

Hyundai HX series excavators are engineered to be extremely fuel efficient. New innovations like the ECO Gauge enables economic operation of the machines which help to conserve fuel and reduce the impact on the environment.

The gauge level and color displays engine torque and fuel efficiency level on the touchscreen monitor. In addition, the gauge indicates the status of fuel consumption such as average rate and the total amount of fuel consumed. The HX380 L can offer a reduction in fuel consumption of up to 19% – depending on the type of operation – in comparison to Hyundai’s 9A-series of machines.

Like existing models in the HX series, the HX380 L features Hyundai’s new Variable Power Control. Using this system, the operator can set their own preferences for boom or swing priority, power mode selection, including three working modes, P (Power), S (Standard), and E (Economy), and optional work tool settings at the touch of a button, to suit the task in hand. Optimum precision has been achieved in the redesigning of the hydraulic system. Improved pump flow control reduces flow when controls are not being used to minimize fuel consumption. Thanks to improved hydraulic valves, precision-designed variable piston pumps, fine-touch pilot controls, and enhanced travel functions, the operator has super fine control of the machine during all operations.

October 21, 2016

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