Since its launch in 1998 Scotplant has been promoted as ‘the exhibition where deals are done’ and the 2016 event (22nd & 23rd April, Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh) is on track to successfully showcase quality equipment to the right buyers once again. Hyundai dealer Young Plant, based in Doune Scotland, will be exhibiting at the event, and showing the very first HX140 L excavator in Europe.
Hyundai has introduced a new Stage IV–compliant hydraulic excavator – the HX140 L This machine provides up to 10 percent better fuel economy and 5 percent increased productivity versus previous models.
The HX140 L excavator is a 14-metric-ton (14,200-kg / 31,310-lb) model, powered by a Perkins 1204F Stage IV engine rated at 116 hp (87 kW). It achieves a maximum dig depth of 22 feet 1 inch (6,730 mm) and maximum digging reach of 32 feet 9 inches (9,980 mm), and provides bucket digging force of 24,890 lbf (11,290 kgf). The HL140 L excavator is equipped with a standard 0.76-cubic-yard (0.58-cubic-metre) capacity, 39.4-inch-wide (1,000-mm) bucket.
Like other models in the HX series, the new Hyundai HX140 L excavator comes packed with high-end features.
For example, the new HX excavator model includes as standard equipment an 8-inch (20.3-cm) interactive, adjustable, touchscreen cluster-monitor in the cab. The monitor in the HX140 L model includes haptic remote control, providing easier operator accessibility and better ergonomics. The haptic remote control delivers reactive, tactile sensations using vibrations and pulses to guide the operator through menu selections.
Viewable on the monitor, which is standard equipment on the HX140 L, is the Hyundai-exclusive AAVM – or All-Around View Monitoring –a system that provides a 360-degree 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 metres) of the machine. The AAVM system helps make the Hyundai HX series among the safest excavators to operate on any jobsite.
Better fuel economy, enhanced cabs, improved hydraulics
New Stage IV 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 10 percent compared with previous models.
The Hyundai HX series excavators feature large cabs with enhanced climate control, more leg and foot space from the seat to the pedals, reduced in-cab sound level, heated operator’s seat with standard air suspension and integrated console. Additional features include a Bluetooth audio system and Miracast wireless functionality for viewing a mobile device screen on the monitor.
An improved 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 HX140 L 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.
Enhanced reliability features on the HX series include reinforced longer-life pins and bushings coupled with wear-resistant polymer shims and newly designed cab shock mounts with dual shock absorption for reduced vibration and noise and improved operator comfort. Serviceability enhancements include ground-level access to the fuel filter and convenient exterior access to the cab air filter. Additional guard rails provide greater safety while performing maintenance and inspections on the upper structure deck.