HYUNDAI Construction Equipment Europe has launched the HL975A CVT wheel loader, the manufacturer’s first one that combines the benefits of a traditional automatic transmission and a hydrostatic transmission.
The model forms part of Hyundai’s A-series machines that comply with European Stage V emission levels.
Hyundai said the ZF CVT transmission offers ‘optimised power matching’, continually changing the ratios of hydraulic to mechanical energy, depending on load and speed, to keep the engine in a low rpm range and offer ‘smooth, seamless’ acceleration. During deceleration, the CVT acts as a brake, reducing wear on the service brake and prolonging the life of the axle oil.
The variable transmission is said to deliver fuel savings up to 30% compared to conventional transmission depending on the application, without sacrificing performance or power. Traction control, intelligent inching, and automatic differential lock management help to cope with various conditions.
Hyundai’s onboard weighing system technology is integrated as standard, while optional extra safety features include the Advanced Around View Monitoring (AAVM) system, which secures the field of 360° vision in all directions by offering nine views. This system also includes Intelligent Moving Object Detection (IMOD). An optional radar system detects obstacles behind the machine and the distance between the obstacle and the loader is displayed on the secondary monitor.
Hyundai said it designed the HL975A CVT cabin to be a ‘productive, stress-free working environment’ boasting noise and vibration reduction technology. An optional remote door control allows operators to open the cabin door remotely. The air suspension seat comes with heating as standard and both the seat and armrest are fully adjustable.