Hyundai has expanded its HX product line to include a third compact-radius excavator.

The new HX130LCR was announced at the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) in Louisville, Ky. The 13.5-ton machine is also available in a second standard configuration, the HX130LCRD, which includes a dozer blade.

“The new Hyundai HX130LCR fills an important spot in our excavator lineup,” said Corey Rogers, marketing manager of Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas. “The market demand is growing for this weight class, especially for compact-swing machines that give contractors the added versatility of working in confined spaces.”

The HX130LCR excavator is powered by a 73.6 hp Perkins 854F Tier 4 Final diesel engine. The LCR model has a standard operating weight of 29,750 lbs., while the LCRD model’s operating weight reaches 31,290 lbs. It achieves a maximum dig depth of 18 ft., 4 in. and maximum digging reach of 27 ft. and provides bucket digging force of 22,860 foot pounds. The HL130LCR excavator is equipped with a standard 0.52 cubic yard, 30-in-wide bucket.

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All Around View Monitoring

The excavator is equipped with a standard 8-in. interactive, adjustable, touchscreen cluster-monitor in the cab.

The monitor displays Hyundai’s All-Around View Monitoring (AAVM) – an optional system that provides a 360-degree surround virtual operating view. Included in AAVM is the Intelligent Moving Object Detection (IMOD) system that senses and warns the operator when objects come within 16.5 ft. of the machine. The AAVM system helps make the Hyundai HX series among the safest excavators to operate on any jobsite in North America.

“The HX130LCR is the latest model to give our customers what we call the Hyundai Edge – a powerful combination of performance, convenience, serviceability and safety features,” Rogers said. “Like all of our machines, the new HX130LCR excavator comes packed with high-end features.”

Hyundai enhances fuel economy and hydraulics

The excavator achieves up to a 10 per cent fuel efficiency improvement thanks to Tier 4 Final engine technology, a more efficient vertically stacked cooling design, efficient electronic fan clutch and hydraulic system innovations.

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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 per cent faster cycle speeds than previous models. Furthermore, the HX130LCR features 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 hydraulic breakers and many other attachments. The combination of faster cycle times and more power result in a five per cent productivity increases.

Serviceability enhancements include ground-level access to the fuel filter and convenient exterior access to the cab air filter.