Hydrema unveils new safety-conscious dump truck at bauma 2019

HYDREMA is looking to raise safety standards with the launch of its new dump truck at bauma 2019.

The Danish construction equipment manufacturer has developed the new 707G dump truck, which ‘breaks with old traditions’ by offering a new design in the 6-9t sector. The machine has been made to comply, in particular, with UK safety regulations concerning site dumpers.

Thorkil K. Iversen, R&D manager at Hydrema explained, “Site dumpers are involved in a lot of earthmoving-related accidents every year. Machine operators lose their lives or are seriously injured in accidents involving site dumpers. The causes are often due to poor stability, reduced visibility or slips and trips.”

In a bid to address these safety issues, Hydrema has designed a small dump truck which is described as offering all the benefits of a larger rear tip ADT, but with the compact size of a traditional site dumper. The result is a scaled down version of an articulated machine in the 7-tonne class.

Iversen continued, “No other manufacturers have produced a new or different solution so far. At Hydrema we have taken our well-proven 912 dump truck and incorporated all its qualities into a smaller version. This means that we can now supply a dump truck in the 7-tonne class with excellent all-round visibility, high stability, easy one-step access to the cab and great performance too.”

The 707G is the first in a new family of Hydrema earthmoving machines. It comes in two models with engine sizes of 55kW (74hp) and 90kW (122hp), with the more powerful version being named the Power+.

The machine is fitted with a 3.8-litre Stage 5 Cummins diesel engine, which meets 2020 emission regulations. The 55kW version does not require AdBlue.

The dump truck’s unladen weight is 5.3 tonnes and the load capacity if 6.5 tonnes.

The 707G is described as featuring a fully variable hydrostatic transmission, capable of achieving 34 km/h, without interrupting traction. Using the ECO-mode, the hydrostatic transmission keeps fuel to a minimum.

Iversen said, “Our main focus for the 707G is safety and visibility. Forwards and to the sides, there is 100 percent visibility and to the rear you never have to look over the load but have full visibility through the large mirrors and rear-view camera. The roomy cab, which has been taken from our MX wheeled excavator offers the operator very high levels of protection and superb comfort. The cab is certified both ROPS and FOPS.”

Hydrema has copied the chassis design of the 912 model for the 707G ‘for the best possible stability’. The chassis comes with ‘unique’ Hydrema articulation with oscillation joint and double hydraulic stabilisers. It comes with the multi-tip (swivel tip) as standard.

With 700mm-wide tyres, the 707G has a ground pressure of 83kPa.

All the operator functions are controlled by means of a multi-function joystick in the right armrest. In addition, the cab is suspended and equipped with air conditioning as standard.

A multi-chassis version of the dump truck will also be available, providing an opportunity to equip the machine with a number of alternative attachments. This version will be supplied with the larger 90-kW Cummins engine.