The HX range of crawler excavators were first launched in 2015 – they were met with high acclaim and put Hyundai construction equipment firmly on the map for quality and innovation – leading industry press pundits hailed the new HX range as ‘a real game changer’. Now in 2018 – the HX range continues to grow as does its popularity in the UK market place. With HS2 high speed rail looming – Hyundai dealers are preparing for a surge in the demand for the South Korean manufactured machines.
Compact-radius for working in confined spaces
Hyundai has recently launched the HX130 LCR, the third compact-radius excavator model in the company’s HX series product line. 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.
Power and performance
The HX130 LCR excavator is powered by a 73.6 hp (55 kW) Perkins 854F Tier 4 final / Stage IIIB compliant diesel engine. When it comes to performance and productivity, the engine and hydraulic system of the HX130 LCR are unbeatable. Its ‘Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)’ equipped engine delivers optimum power and fuel efficiency, without the need for SCR. So, users do not have the hassle with AdBlue.
The LCR model has a standard operating weight of 28,510 lbs (12,930 kg), while the LCRD model’s standard operating weight is 30,075 lbs (13,560 kg). It achieves a maximum dig depth of 18 ft 4 in (5,570 mm) and maximum digging reach of 27 ft (8,220 mm), and provides bucket digging force of 22,860 lbf (10,369 kgf). The HL130 LCR excavator is equipped with a standard 0.77 yd³ (0.59 m³) capacity, 40.6 in wide (1,030 mm) 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.
Hyundai say that the HX130 LCR machine is a combination of power, performance, convenience, serviceability and packed with safety features. And like all of Hyundai’s machines, the new HX130 LCR excavator comes packed with high-end features.
For example, it includes as standard equipment an 8 inch (20.3 cm) interactive, adjustable, touchscreen cluster-monitor in the cab.
Industry leading visibility
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 16.5 feet (5 m) of the machine. The AAVM system helps make the Hyundai HX series among the safest excavators to operate on any jobsite in the UK.
Enhanced fuel economy, advanced hydraulics
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 percent compared with previous models.
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-percent 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 percent.
Serviceability enhancements include ground-level access to the fuel filter and convenient exterior access to the cab air filter.
Like the other HX series excavators, both Hyundai HX130 LCR configurations are protected by Hyundai’s industry-leading two-year, 3,000 hour standard warranty. Hyundai also includes five years of free access to its Hi-Mate remote management system which provides a variety of remote monitoring and diagnostic services.