New Hyundai HX140 L set for ScotPlant


HYUNDAI has confirmed that Young Plant will exhibit the new HX140 L at this year’s ScotPlant.

The machine is said to provide up to 10 percent better fuel economy and five per cent increased productivity when compared with previous models.

The HX140 L is a 14-metric-ton model, powered by a Perkins 1204F Stage IV engine rated at 116 hp (87 kW). Hyundai said it achieves a maximum dig depth of 22 feet 1 inch and maximum digging reach of 32 feet 9 inches.

Features include an 8-inch interactive, adjustable, touchscreen cluster-monitor in the cab.The monitor 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,” Hyundai said. “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 optimisation 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.”

Hyundai added that “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.