HD Hyundai vows to ‘go large’ at Hillhead 2024

HD Hyundai has announced plans to launch its biggest Stage V crawler excavators to date at this year’s Hillhead show.

The 80-tonne HX800A L and 100-tonne HX1000A L have been designed for quarry and bulk earthmoving duties. The HX800A L is powered by a 403kW (548hp) Stage V diesel engine, driving two 504lpm hydraulic pumps, while the HX1000A L uses a 469kW (629hp) diesel engine, powering three 523lpm pumps.

The heavyweight excavators will take HD Hyundai into a new sector in the UK and Europe, providing a ‘highly productive’ digging and loading solution for mines, quarries, bulk earthmoving contractors and heavy civil engineering sites. The HX800A L is suitable for use with 4.25-5.24m3 buckets and the 100-tonne machine will be able to work with 5.4-6.8m3 buckets.

The company will also unveil its biggest wheeled loader in the form of the HL985A. This 35-tonne shovel will be capable of working with 7.0m3 buckets. Powered by a 321kW (430hp) diesel engine, the HL985A boasts a bucket breakout force of up to 28,400kg and a full turn tipping load of 22,950kg in standard configuration.

UK customers will also have the chance to see the recently launched HX-A Series of mini and midi-excavators. HD Hyundai introduced eight new machines, with operating weights of 1.7-5.5 tonnes. Powered by Stage V engines, the machines are offered in both conventional and zero tailswing designs.

HD Hyundai recently added a range of HRB silenced hydraulic breakers to its line-up. The six breakers, which can be ordered in varying levels of specification, have been designed to work with carrier machines in the 1.2-26 tonne sectors. The larger models are offered with automatic greasing and anti-blank firing technology. All of the breakers feature silenced box housing designs, keeping noise to a minimum.

“HD Hyundai will really be going large at Hillhead this year, with our biggest stand, our biggest machinery and the biggest line-up of equipment we’ve ever had on show,” said Lee Appleby, head of marketing at HD Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe. “We look forward to welcoming customers, visitors, the media and our friends in the content creation market to the stand. We will be making the biggest impact at Hillhead 2024.”