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New crawler excavators maintain high quality

ROBUST PERFORMANCE HPE Africa’s customers note favourable features that include high-performance, comfortable operation and easy serviceability and maintenance

INTERCONTINENTAL REACH These machines are manufactured in India as part of Hyundai’s global expansion programme

3rd March 2023


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Construction equipment supplier HPE Africa’s line-up of earthmoving equipment now includes automotive manufacturer Hyundai’s HX220HD crawler excavators.

These machines, which are manufactured in India as part of Hyundai’s global expansion programme, offer the same quality and performance as the Korean manufactured HX220S series. These units also run on the same engine, pump, manual control valve (MCV) and motor as their Korean manufactured counterpart.

HPE Africa’s customers who have invested in Hyundai HX220HD crawler excavators have great praise for these robust machines.

“The local market has a wide choice of earthmoving equipment to select from and we know how critical it is to use the right machine for each specific task,” says HPE Africa MD Ross Collard.

“An important feature of the Hyundai range is the flexibility of every machine. The versatile and robust design means a Hyundai excavator, backhoe loader, skid steer loader or motor grader excels in various environments and applications, including challenging terrain.”

He adds that in regards to the new Hyundai HX220HD crawler excavator series, HPE Africa’s customers note favourable features that include high-performance, comfortable operation and easy serviceability and maintenance.

Fuel efficiency, operator safety and after-sales support are also important, he points out.

“Customers are impressed with the performance of the 5.68 m heavy-duty boom and 2.4 m heavy-duty arm of these machines, as well as the new variable power control for precise operation and swing control. Other new design features for superior performance include the reinforced bucket and bucket linkage, the strong and stable lower frame and a single layer cooling system. The reinforced idler cover increases durability, while the new design of the cab mounting system reduces shock and vibration.”

Operator comfort and safety are important factors for Hyundai’s design experts.

New features include a wide cab with reduced noise, excellent visibility, an improved intelligent display, easy-to-reach control panels and a highly sensitive joystick. Other features include an accessible entrance, smooth travel pedals and foot rests and a new front side air-conditioning system.

Hyundai’s Hi-mate remote management system enables users to track and monitor a machine’s performance and daily operation history. This system uses mobile-based technology to access accurate diagnostic information, evaluate equipment reliability and to verify a machine’s location.

These robust excavators have a travel speed of 5.7 km/h, are fitted with an efficient 148 hp diesel engine and have an operating weight of 21.4 t. This comes in addition to a bucket capacity between 0.9 m³ and 1.2 m³ and a digging depth of 6 730 mm.

Easy-to-maintain engine components ensure quick and effortless serviceability and maintenance. Design features include a centralised electric control box and an easy change air cleaner assembly.

HX220HD crawler excavators are designed for high productivity in many applications, including construction, digging trenches, holes or foundations, road works, materials handling and laying pipes, as well as moving earth, demolition or dredging.

HPE Africa’s range includes Hyundai wheel loaders, tracked and wheeled excavators, backhoe loaders, skid steer loaders and motor graders. The company also supplies and supports Soosan hydraulic breakers and quick couplers, which are complementary attachments to Hyundai construction equipment.

All machines are supported by HPE Africa’s technical and after-sales teams throughout Southern Africa.

Edited by Zandile Mavuso
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor: Features



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