HYUNDAI ENTERS 10-TONNE WHEELED EXCAVATOR SEGMENT
HD Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe is expanding its wheeled excavator range, with the launch of the HW100A. This compact, highly versatile machine, delivers a best-in-class operator environment, a powerful driveline, multiple steering modes and a range of chassis layouts to suit all job sites.
The HW100A features:
- Hyundai D34 engine is Stage V compliant, with DOC/DPF/SCR and no EGR
- Exceptional 75kW (100hp) power output with 460Nm of torque
- Comfortable operator environment complete with 8” touchscreen monitor
- Three working modes and three power modes
Two-wheel, four-wheel and crab steering for ultimate manoeuvrability
Mobility and versatility
The HW100A takes Hyundai into the largest sector of the compact wheeled arena, the 8-11 tonne market. Compact wheeled excavators are major players in markets such as France, Germany, and Switzerland and there is growing interest from other markets across Europe. It is a competitive sector, with plenty of manufacturers keen to appeal to a mixed customer base, of contractors, utility companies and rental businesses.
Customers are looking for a powerful machine, with compact dimensions and excellent manoeuvrability. Operator comfort is a key criteria, along with ease of maintenance and low operating costs. The Hyundai HW100A meets or exceeds those customer expectations in every way.
With a slim counterweight and a tailswing radius of just 1,600mm, the HW100A can easily work within a single carriageway. The machine is equipped with three steering modes, increasing manoeuvrability in confined site conditions. 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 just 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 to drive away from a wall or excavation area safely.
Power and precision
Power is provided by a 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). This Stage V compliant engine has no requirement for Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) contributing to reduced fuel consumption and lower maintenance costs.
The engine develops a powerful 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.
Robust and durable
The rigid chassis with low-maintenance heavy-duty axles is built to last. The transmission is directly connected to the rear axle for optimum ground clearance and the front axle has oscillation with a ram lock function for uneven ground. The HW100A boasts 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 the operator to define the maximum travel speed for each application, with a maximum of 40 km/h in the highest gear.
At the working end, 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. In each case, the outriggers operate within the machine width.
Despite its compact rear end, the HW100A provides easy access to all service and maintenance items from ground level. There are wide access doors at the rear and to the sides of the machine and maintenance data is also available directly from the monitor in the cabin.
A superb operator environment comes as standard on the HW100A, with a completely adjustable steering column and heatable, air-suspended operator’s seat as standard. The machine boasts low-effort proportional joystick control and breaker plus other function buttons on the servo lever heads. An 8” touchscreen, familiar to operators of Hyundai’s larger A-Series machines, provides all operating data and function control.
The operator also benefits from a DAB radio with Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity. Hyundai’s Hi-Mate telematic monitoring system is available, making it easier for fleet managers to maintain control of service and maintenance work across the fleet.
“The new Hyundai 10 tonne wheeled excavator is the ideal machine for demanding customers looking for a high-performing, versatile machine, offering maximum manoeuvrability,” says 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.”