Hyundai reveals new brand name and product launches

HYUNDAI Construction Equipment has announced it is introducing a new brand name and corporate identity.

The new ‘HD Hyundai’ brand is accompanied by the ‘Forward Mark’, an updated vision of the company’s traditional triangular brand symbol.

Hyundai explained that the ‘HD’ in the new name has two meanings. ‘Human Dreams’ is Hyundai’s vision of a better future, through the use of ‘innovation, integrated technologies and the rapid advances of digitalisation’. Secondly, ‘Human Dynamics’ allows the dream to become reality, by integrating industrial solutions, robotics and Artificial Intelligence.

The Forward Mark is an evolution of the company’s triangle logo, with the shape having been transformed into a forward-facing arrow, represented in a range of shades of green. This, HD Hyundai said, reflects the company’s ‘forward vision’ and its emphasis on a ‘greener, more sustainable’ future.

HD Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe is launching new midi wheeled and crawler excavators in the form of the HW65A and HX65A.

Powered by Stage V Hyundai engines, the machines replace the R55-9A and R55W-9A. The operating weight has been increased to 6.0-6.5 tonnes, depending on specification.

The 2.4-litre motor delivers a maximum power rating of 48.5kW, with 248Nm of torque available and it drives a Bosch-Rexroth open centre hydraulic system, with Parker main control valves and an Eaton swing motor.

The hydraulic system features proportional joysticks as standard, with a ram lock switch mounted on the left-hand lever head. Double-acting breaker piping is also standard and rotation piping is available as an option.

The excavators feature an ‘improved’ swing motor, offering increased operating speed and torque.

HD Hyundai added that the new cab design delivers ‘improved space’ and ‘increased visibility’ as well as a fully adjustable and heatable seat. A revised air conditioning system is also included and there are lower noise levels inside and externally.

The compact diggers now feature a 7” touchscreen monitor, which can be used to set auxiliary hydraulic flows for attachments.

Cabin working lights are said to have been ‘improved’ and there is now the option of full FOG (Falling Object Guard) guards at the front and top of the cabin.

The wheeled HW65A will be offered with a choice of single or twin tyres.

HD Hyundai is also entering the 10-tonne wheeled excavator market with the launch of the HW100A.

Boasting a ‘slim’ counterweight and tailswing radius of just 1,600mm, the machine has three steering modes. Two-wheel steering uses the front wheels only to turn and is designed for ‘maximum stability’ when travelling at speed. Four-wheel steering brings the rear wheels into play, turning in the opposite direction to the front wheels and reducing the turning circle from 5.738mm to 3.697mm. The third option is crab steering, which turns front and rear wheels in the same direction. This can be used to manoeuvre the machine diagonally into a tight space, or drive away from a wall or excavation area safely.

The excavator is powered by Stage V-compliant Hyundai D34 diesel engine with two-can exhaust aftertreatment, that includes a Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC), Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR).

The engine develops a 75kW (100hp), with 460Nm of torque available from just 1,400 rpm. It employs a variable pressure turbocharger, delivering ‘optimal’ air flow to the engine under all load conditions. Like on Hyundai’s heavy excavators, operators can choose from three power modes – Power, Standard and Economy.

The transmission is directly connected to the rear axle, while the front axle has oscillation with a ram lock function for uneven ground. HD Hyundai added that the HW100A features an ‘advanced’ disc brake system and it is possible to use up to 100% of pump performance through the travel motor to drive or brake the machine by hydraulic flow.

The driveline has a two-speed mechanical transmission and a two-speed hydrostatic travel motor. This allows operators to define the maximum travel speed for each application, with a maximum of 40 km/h in the highest gear.

The HW100A comes with a two-piece main boom and a long reach dipper arm. Maximum digging reach is 7,820mm, while maximum digging depth is 4,245mm. Lift capacity at a 5m radius ranges from 1.55 tonnes over the side, to 2.33 tonnes over the front of the machine with the blade down.

Customers can choose between a front-mounted parallel dozer blade and independent stabilisers at the rear, a front grapple bar with rear-mounted dozer blade or front and rear outriggers. All options are interchangeable with the same bolt-on mounting system.

The cab is equipped with an adjustable steering column and heatable, air-suspended seat. An 8” touchscreen, familiar to operators of Hyundai’s larger A-Series machines, provides operating data and function control.

Also included is a DAB radio with Bluetooth connectivity. Hyundai’s Hi-Mate telematic monitoring system is available.

“The new Hyundai 10 tonne wheeled excavator is the ideal machine for demanding customers looking for a high-performing, versatile machine, offering maximum manoeuvrability,” said Peter Sebold, Hyundai’s product manager for wheeled excavators. “It will bridge the gap between our existing line-up of wheeled excavators, ranging from 5 to 21 tonnes, turning Hyundai’s product offer into one of the most comprehensive in the market.”