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Long-reach excavator for Thompson

18 Dec 14 A new Hyundai R300LC-9A long-reach crawler excavator has joined the fleet of Thompson Plant Hire, based in Flimby, on the Cumbrian coast

The new arrival takes Thompson’s Hyundai fleet up to 11 machines, comprising six loading shovels and five excavators. It was supplied by local Hyundai dealer Taylor & Braithwaite (T&B). 

The 30-tonne long-reach excavator is already working across the Scottish border on a Lafarge Tarmac two-year ‘wet excavation’ project where the machine will be digging sand and gravel.

Thompsons plant manager Simon Winthorpe said “We have worked with T&B and Hyundai since 2010 – it’s the reliability of the machines, cost, a very good warranty and the excellent back up service that has cemented our relationship with T&B.”

About the R300LC-9A

Operating weight

29800 kg


Cummins QSB6.7 - EU Stage IIIB

Engine power

168 kW / 225 hp (1900 rpm)

Bucket capacity

0.79-1.85 m³

Digging force

208.7 kN

Digging depth

14820 mm

Dumping height

12190 mm

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