Hyundai Construction Equipment launches the two-piece boom version of the new HX130 LCR, the third compact-radius excavator model in the company’s HX series product line. The 13-ton machine is also available in a second standard configuration, the HX130 LCRD, which includes a dozer blade.

This two-piece boom version enables the excavator to work with a bigger reach, while maintaining the possibilities of a reduced front swing. It comes with the boom articulation mounted to the underside of the standard boom; a solution ensuring effective protection against soiling and damage. This option enables the excavator to work with a bigger reach, while maintaining the possibilities of a reduced front swing.

The HX130 LCR excavator is powered by a 73.6hp Perkins 854F Tier 4 final compliant diesel engine. When it comes to performance and productivity, the engine and hydraulic system of the HX130 LCR are unbeatable. Its ‘Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)’ equipped engine delivers optimum power and fuel efficiency, without the need for SCR. So, users do not have the hassle with AdBlue.

The LCR model has a standard operating weight of 12,700kg, while the LCRD model’s standard operating weight is 13,560kg. It achieves a maximum dig depth of 5,570 mm and maximum digging reach of 8,220mm and provides bucket digging force of 10,369kgf. The HL130 LCR excavator is equipped with a standard 0.59m³ capacity, 1,030mm wide bucket.

Hyundai say that the HX130 LCR machine is a combination of power, performance, convenience, serviceability and packed with safety features. And like all of Hyundai’s machines, the new HX130 LCR excavator comes packed with high-end features.

For example, it includes as standard equipment an 8 inch interactive, adjustable, touchscreen cluster-monitor in the cab.

Viewable on the monitor is the Hyundai-exclusive AAVM – or All-Around View Monitoring – an optional system that provides a 360°-surround virtual operating view. Included in the AAVM is the IMOD (Intelligent Moving Object Detection) system that senses and warns the operator when objects come within 5m of the machine. The AAVM system helps make the Hyundai HX series among the safest excavators to operate.

Latest engine technologies, a more efficient vertically stacked cooling design, efficient electronic fan clutch, and hydraulic system innovations on the Hyundai HX series excavators contribute to an overall fuel efficiency improvement of up to 9 percent compared with previous models.

An advanced hydraulic system includes an innovative 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 HX130 LCR also features IPC (Intelligent Power Control) computer-aided power optimisation 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.