Hyundai Shows Off New Machines at Georgia Facility

A picture perfect day provided dealers and press representatives an opportunity to get familiarized with the new Tier IV final Hyundai HX series hydraulic excavators.

📅   Mon October 05, 2015 - National Edition
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During tours of the facility of the Hyundai North American headquarters, guests visit the training center.
During tours of the facility of the Hyundai North American headquarters, guests visit the training center.
During tours of the facility of the Hyundai North American headquarters, guests visit the training center. Hyundai dealer representatives of Aman Construction Equipment attend the event, including (L-R) Neal Cigelske, Chad Aman, Daniel Simon, Barry Simon and Larry Welch. Sporting their pink Hyundai breast cancer awareness apparel are Jobe Miles (L) of Chappell Tractor, Milford, N.H., and Wendy Guess, Hyundai spokesperson. Jesse Beasley of May Heavy Equipment, Columbia, S.C., operates this new Hyundai HX 260L during the excavator soccer ball challenge. (L-R): Joannis Reiffen, Hyundai representative; Mark Richard and J.D. Hustings, both of ALPA Equipment, New Brunswick, Canada; and Gordon Plotkin of Hyundai discuss the new Hyundai series 9 compactors. (L-R): Hyundai’s Corey Rogers talks to dealer representatives Todd McFadden and Frank Baumgardner of George and Swede Sales & Service, Pavilion, N.Y. (L-R): Charlie LaColla, Chad Placido and Diana Jackson of Motor City Rentals and Sales, Peoria, Ariz., share a laugh while looking at the new Hyundai mini-excavators. Bill Schoenfelder (L) and Bill Ewan of Victor L. Phillips, Kansas City, Mo., plan their demo time in the new Hyundai HX220L excavator. Greg Cook of Century Equipment, Dyersburg, Tenn., gives the new Hyundai HL960 wheel loader a good workout and found it to be a very quiet and smooth machine. Yann Sovoie of ALPA Equipment, New Brunswick, Canada, tries out the new Hyundai HL955 in a wheel loader dice game. (L-R): Barry Hubscher, Martin Implement, Chicago, Ill.; Samuel Kim, Hyundai breaker representative; and Lou Curalli, also of Martin Implement inspect the new Hyundai hydraulic breakers. More than 20 million parts are stored in the warehouse at the Hyundai North American facility in Norcross, Ga. Giving the new Hyundai HX series excavators a thumbs up are Jerome Belanger (L) and David Pelchat, Hyundai distributors of CIMI Inc. based in Quebec, Canada. Guests try out the brand new HX series excavators. Dealers flock to the Hyundai compact tandem-drum compactors. The larger 8 in. (20.3 cm) advanced cluster-monitor screen in the HX series excavators proves a big hit with the dealers in attendance. The setting for the demo event and dinner was the Silver City Farm in Cumming, Ga. Tom Owen (L), Hyundai national sales manager, joins the featured band playing a mean harmonica. Sam Maury (L) and Mark Dombrowski, representatives of one of Hyundai’s newest dealers, Modern Group, based in New Jersey, come out for their first big Hyundai dealer event. Hyundai forklifts are ready for delivery from the Norcross, Ga., facility. A crowd settles in for a demonstration of the newest Hyundai machines at a site in Cumming, Ga. Hyundai representatives open up the new HL900 series wheel loader to show the ease of accessibility for servicing the machines. The new Hyundai series 9 single-drum model rollers were introduced to the crowd at the demo event. The newest technology and designs from Hyundai Construction Equipment draw attention during the event. Representatives of the south Georgia Hyundai distributor, Crosby Equipment, look over the new Hyundai machines. (L-R) are Tim Tomberlin, Jerome Crosby, Luke Peavy, Jay Crosby, Chet Ellis and David Crockett. Hyundai’s Stan Park (R) talks with the guys from East Alabama based dealer Forestry 21, including (L-R) Louis Greer, George Copelan and Ricky McConnell.

On Sept. 17, U.S. and Canadian Hyundai dealers, as well as the press corps, came together at the headquarters of Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Inc. in Norcross, Ga., for a facility tour and briefing on the newest machines being unveiled for the North American market. Afterwards, the crowd boarded buses for Silver City Farm in Cumming, Ga., for a live demo and walk around of the machines and some hands-on operation time.

A picture perfect day provided dealers and press representatives an opportunity to get familiarized with the new Tier IV final Hyundai HX series hydraulic excavators ranging from 24 to 57-tons (22 to 52 t). The next new machines introduced were the Tier IV final HL900 series of wheel loaders, which tout a 10 percent lower fuel consumption than the previous 9A series loaders. The series 9 single and tandem rollers were unveiled, which includes four single drum models and two compact tandem-drum models. Hyundai hydraulic breakers also were showcased in a static display.

After the demo, guests made the short walk to the Silver City Saloon to enjoy beverages, a pig roast barbeque and some down home southern rock. The entire Silver City Farm facility made for a truly unique experience to see and operate the newest Hyundai machines, and opportunity to mingle and dine with the Hyundai staff and dealer network representatives.