Hyundai launches heavy-duty wheel loader


Hyundai has launched a new heavy-duty wheel loader, equipped with an eclectic mix of smart technologies.

Designed with the waste handling and recycling industries in mind, the new HL960 HD includes an electronically controlled 222hp engine, high-performing axles for increased load capacity, and clever clutch technology to improve fuel efficiency.

It has particular features that make it well suited to the harsh operating environments found in the waste industry: optional solid, puncture-resistant tires; extra guarding for increased protection for both the machine and its operator; and a dual-axle oil cooler to prevent overheating.

Special attention has been given to the operator workspace, with roll-over and falling-object protection systems (ROPS/FOPS).

A Hyundai spokesperson said, “Silent, safe and comfortable, the 10% larger ROPS/ FOPS new cabin with fully adjustable seat provides an ergonomic working environment that offers the ultimate in comfort for the operator.

“The new cabin is fully sound-proofed using state-of-the-art noise reduction technology which ensures maximum silence when working in noisy environments such as quarries or waste handling depots.

“The new air conditioning system maximizes heating and cooling performance by optimizing air flow through the cabin.”

The vehicle is being launched in both the European and North American markets.

June 1, 2018

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