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Hyundai’s new heavy-duty wheeled loader

First publishedin Aggregates Business Europe
July August 2018

Hyundai has recently launched a brand new heavy-duty wheeled loader – the HL960 HD.

The addition to the Hyundai range has been designed with the waste handling and recycling industries in mind, which are experiencing a high growth rate in Europe and North America.

The HL960 HD offers customised solutions for working in harsh environments.

It has a heavy-duty axle with enhanced load capacity for durability – the axles are the same as on the larger HL970 machine.

The maximum load capacity is 44tonnes at the front and 35tonnes at the rear which is considerably larger than the HL960 wheeled loader.

These heavy-duty axles can operate with solid tyres (optional), which are essential in harsh waste environments and are not susceptible to punctures. They also benefit from longer operating times which result in decreased brake and axle fatigue.

A dual axle oil cooler is available as an option to help prevent axle over-heating on both front and rear axles.

This can occur when performing repetitive work in a narrow operating area – which is very common in recycling and waste handling depots.

Options available on the new machine include extra guarding for the industrial sector which protects both man and machine from falling debris and materials.

The HL960 HD has an operating weight of 19.3tonnes and at the heart of the new machine is the very latest Stage IV Cummins QSB6.7 electronically controlled diesel engine with a net power of 166kW at 2,200rpm.