Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas launched the first models in its new A-Series that feature Cummins Performance Series engines.
The new A-Series wheel loaders reflect the benefits of Hyundai’s collaboration with Cummins. For example, they include Engine-Connected Diagnostics (ECD) that service technicians can use to remotely diagnose and report on engine problems and help assure the proper approach to resolving the problems.
An important feature of the A-Series machines is the use of Cummins Performance Series engines that comply with the international Stage 5 emissions-control standard. Combined with the engineering and product design expertise of Hyundai, these engines will deliver substantial performance gains from a smaller, lighter power package. Customers will experience more than a 10% increase in power and a nearly 20% increase in torque compared to previous engines, all while using less fuel.
The Cummins Performance Series engines integrate the newest aftertreatment system – the Single Module – with leading combustion and air-handling technology to be Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR)-free. These engines offer a simpler installation with lower installed costs.
Hyundai A-Series wheel loaders include a newly enhanced on-board weighing system. This standard feature now offers improved precision and weight calibration capabilities. The automatic/manual cumulative weighing function greatly enhances operating efficiency. Icons display weighing limits, and the two-color weight value indicator on the monitor supports accurate weighing for enhanced production management.
Another new productivity feature of the Hyundai A-Series wheel loaders, Eco Report, analyses the wheel loader’s operation status based on operator performance, enabling the operator to use the analysis to adjust behaviors to achieve greater productivity and efficiency.
Smart Power Mode, another new feature, reduces fuel consumption by adjusting the engine speed in heavy-duty applications such as digging. This capability not only saves fuel while delivering full Power Mode performance, it also balances traction force with breakout force for enhanced productivity.
Hyundai A-Series wheel loaders incorporate the use of radar to detect rear obstacles – day or night, and without blind spots. The radar also reports on the status – moving or stationary – of the nearest obstacle. Radar is a feature of the new Hyundai HiDETECT system, which represents the evolution of the Hyundai All-Around View Monitoring and Intelligent Moving-Object Detection systems (AAVM/IMOD) that have been available on Hyundai wheel loaders since 2015.
The A-Series wheel loaders include a new Emergency Stop switch located at the bottom of the operator’s seat. This is a safety feature that will shut down the engine at any time the operator determines it to be necessary.
Hyundai has reduced to just 68 dB in-cabin noise levels for improved operator comfort and concentration.
Another new feature, the Remote-Control Door option, enables the operator to remotely open the cabin door for improved safety and convenience.
Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, www.hceamericas.com