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Herbst’s Hyundai

Herbst Tiefbau has ordered a brand-new Hyundai HL955A wheel loader. The civil engineering business is run by Christian Herbst and his six-man professional team – the company operates in Epfach, which is one of the most beautiful landscapes in Germany. “Your civil engineering partner in the foothills of the Alps” – is how Christian Herbst describes his business.

The company needed a new wheel loader for road construction, work in gravel pits and loading construction materials. Herbst chose the latest model of Hyundai’s A-series, equipped with a stage V engine. The new star of the fleet arrived in January 2020, with a standard bucket, central lubrication and rock tyres. The machine operates for around 400 hours a year at various job sites.

Christian Herbst often operates the wheel loader himself and is very pleased with its performance, he said, “I operate graders, wheeled excavators, including Hyundai machines, and wheel loaders myself, so I am familiar with the workings of all machines. With this knowledge I know first-hand how good the (Hyundai) machines have become in terms of hydraulics, electronics and ergonomics. I am very satisfied with the new Hyundai HL955A. The 2.8m3 bucket is perfectly suited for our operations, and with a weight of 15 tonnes it can easily be transported to the job site on our low loader without needing a special permit.” Herbst Tiefbau GmbH operated in applications including earthworks; sewer, road and cable construction; paving and asphalting all outdoors.

Christian Herbst has earned IQ certification from the Bauen mit Innungs-Qualität association and is a member of Qualitätsverbund umweltbewusster Betriebe (QuB), certifying that the company complies with the environmental management requirements of DIN EN ISO 14001. Herbst emphasises: “Fischer & Schweiger also handle our maintenance, and I know that if something goes wrong on a Friday evening, a technician will be on-site within two hours. Fischer & Schweiger have never let me down – so of course, I am happy to purchase a machine that I have not seen with confidence.”

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