Hyundai has recently launched a brand new heavy duty wheeled loader – the HL960 HD. This new addition to the Hyundai range offers the very best in wheeled loader technology, and 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 new HL960 HD has an operating weight of 19,300 kg 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 222 hp at 2,200 rpm.

The HL960 HD has been designed with a heavy-duty axle with enhanced load capacity for durability – the axles are the same as the larger HL970 machine. The maximum load capacity is 44,000 kg at the front and 35,000 kg at the rear which is considerably larger than the HL960 wheeled loader.

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

In addition to being more fuel-efficient the new HL Series has many other environmentally friendly features.

Automatic shutdown of engine prevents unnecessary fuel consumption and emissions. The HL Series turns off the engine when it enters into an ‘idling’ state. Operators can select operating mode and ‘idling’ time depending on work environments which improves its efficiency even further. The standard five Speed transmission with Lock-up Clutch on this machine also aids fuel consumption depending on the working conditions.

The ECO Gauge feature enables consistent economic operation through frequent checks of the machine’s operating state. The ECO gauge level changes colour with the engine torque and fuel efficiency level. In addition, it monitors fuel consumption, such as average rate and the total amount of fuel consumed which are displayed on the monitor.

Silent, safe and comfortable, the 10% larger ROPS/ FOPS new cabin with fully adjustable seat provides an ergonomic working environment that offers the ultimate in comfort for the operator. The new cabin is fully sound-proofed using state-of-the-art noise reduction technology which ensures maximum silence when working in noisy environments such as quarries or waste handling depots.
The new air conditioning system maximises heating and cooling performance by optimising air flow through the cabin.

The HL960 HD is optimised to enable operators to access accurate equipment data in quick time. The intelligent seven-inch touch wide screen monitor is like a smart phone display and is larger than the previous models. The Audio System, which includes a radio, has an integrated Bluetooth hands free feature, and a built-in microphone allowing the operator to safely take and make calls when in the cab.

The ‘Infotainment’ system also allows the operator to enjoy the Miracast system which works via the WiFi of the operator’s smart phone and enables easy use of the smart phones features on the big screen including navigation, web surfing, watching videos and listening to music.