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Hyundai debuts 49-tonne excavator at Hillhead

8 Jun 16 Hyundai is using the Hillhead exhibition this month to premiere its new HX480 L crawler excavator.

The Hyundai HX480 L
The Hyundai HX480 L

Features of the 49,500 kg machine include the new and larger 8-inch touchscreen monitor that is on all the new HX range. The cluster monitor can display information that mirrors what you would see on a smart phone and is 30% larger than previous models. It can be controlled via touch control and/or new haptic controller. It can connect to a mobile phone by Bluetooth.

Safety features include Hyundai’s AAVM (Advanced Around View Monitoring) system for 360°-surround virtual operating view, displayed on the cluster-monitor. The system consists of an Around View Monitoring (AVM) system that give a 360° view and an Intelligent Moving Object Detection (IMOD) system that senses and warns the operator when objects come within working distance of the machine. An interactive demonstration of the AAVM System will be on the Hyundai stand at Hillhead.

The HX480 L is powered by a 331kW Scania DC13 084Ac 4-cycle turbocharged air cooled diesel Stage IV-compliant engine.

Hyundai’s HX machines are also fitted with the Korean manufacturer’s Hi-Mate telematic remote management system.

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At Hillhead Hyundai is also planning live demonstrations in the quarry face demo area of the 52-tonne HX520 L crawler excavator and the new 31-tonne HL980 wheeled loader, which made its debut at this year’s Bauma exhibition.

Also on the Hyundai stand will be examples of the -9A models including the R17Z-9A, R25Z-9AK and the R80CR-9A crawler excavators. The latest HL models of wheeled loaders on show will include the 18.8-tonne HL960 and the 23.5-tonne HL970.

The Hillhead quarrying trade show takes place in Buxton, Derbyshire, 28th-30th June 2016. See www.hillhead.com for details.

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