The 15.4 ton (14 t) HX145LCR compact radius excavator from Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas features new technologies that make the operating experience more comfortable, more ergonomic and more user-friendly.
Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas introduced a new model in its HX Series of Tier IV Final-compliant hydraulic excavators — the compact-radius HX145LCR. It provides up to 10-percent better fuel economy and 5-percent increased productivity versus previous models, according to the manufacturer.
The HX145LCR joins a family of nine other Hyundai HX models the company began introducing in 2015 to North Amercan markets.
The 15.4 ton (14 t) HX145LCR excavator is a compact-radius model, powered by a Perkins 1204F Tier IV Final engine rated at 116 hp (87 kW). Designed for working in confined spaces, the HX145LCR has a tail swing radius of just 4 ft. 11 in. (1.5 m).
When equipped with an 8 ft. 2 in. (2.5 m) arm, the HX145LCR achieves a maximum dig depth of 18 ft. 1 in. (5.5 m) and maximum digging reach of 27 ft. 3 in. (8.3 m), and provides bucket digging force of 24,890 lb. ft. (11,290 kgf).
Industry-Leading Operating Environment
“Like other models in the HX series, the new Hyundai HX145LCR excavator comes packed with high-end features,” said Corey Rogers, marketing manager, Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas.
For example, the new HX145LCR excavator includes as standard equipment an 8-in. (20.3 cm) interactive, adjustable, touchscreen cluster-monitor in the cab. Viewable on the monitor is the Hyundai AAVM — or all-around view monitoring — an optional system that provides a 360 degree-surround virtual operating view. Included in AAVM is the IMOD (intelligent moving object detection) system that senses and warns the operator when objects come within 16.5 ft. (5 m) of the machine. The AAVM system helps make the Hyundai HX series among the safest excavators to operate on any job site in North America, according to the manufacturer.
The Hyundai HX145LCR excavator's redesigned cab optimizes space and operator convenience through enhanced climate-control, reduced in-cab sound level, heated operator's seat with standard air suspension and integrated console. Additional features include a Bluetooth audio system and Miracast wireless functionality for viewing a mobile device screen on the monitor.
Better Fuel Economy, Improved Hydraulics
The Hyundai HX145LCR excavator achieves an overall fuel efficiency improvement of up to 10 percent compared with previous models.
An improved hydraulic system includes a boom float mode for better grading control, fine swing mode for improved load control when swinging, and up to 13-percent faster cycle speeds than previous models. The HX145L also features IPC (intelligent power control) computer-aided power optimization based on load demand, and eco breaker mode for selectable pump flow and improved fuel consumption when working with Hyundai hydraulic breakers and many other attachments. The combination of faster cycle times and more power result in productivity increases of up to 5 percent.
Enhanced reliability features on the HX series include reinforced longer-life pins and bushings coupled with wear-resistant polymer shims and newly designed cab shock mounts with dual shock absorption for reduced vibration and noise and improved operator comfort. Serviceability enhancements include ground-level access to the fuel filter and convenient exterior access to the cab air filter. Additional guard rails provide greater safety while performing maintenance and inspections on the upper structure deck.
The Hyundai HX145LCR excavator is protected by Hyundai's three-year, 3,000-hour standard warranty and five-year, 5,000-hour structural warranty. Hyundai also includes three years of free access to its Hi-Mate remote management system which provides a variety of remote monitoring and diagnostic services.
For more information, visit www.hceamericas.com.