ScotPlant to host European debut of “unbeatable” Hyundai excavator

SCOTPLANT 2018 will be the location for the European debut of the new Hyundai HX130 LCR crawler excavator.

Taking pride of place on the Young Plant stand, the new machine is the third compact-radius excavator model in Hyundai’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 excavator is powered by a 73.6 hp (55 kW) Perkins 854F Tier 4 final compliant diesel engine.

A statement from Hyundai Construction Equipment said, “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.”

Hyundai added that 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). Maximum dig depth is 18ft 4in, while maximum digging reach is 27ft.

“The new machine fills an important gap in Hyundai’s excavator line-up,” the manufacturer added. “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.”