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Hyundai R520LC-9S excavators offer high power and precision control in tough African conditions

HPE Africa’s comprehensive range of Hyundai construction equipment encompasses R520LC-9S excavators, which are well suited for dependable use in tough operating conditions, including mining and quarrying, demolition, plant hire and Government and municipalities.

“The Hyundai R520LC-9S series has earned a sound reputation globally for being able to cope effortlessly with challenging applications, that normally cause wear and damage to equipment. These robust machines are designed for minimal wear and reduced damage when undertaking difficult tasks, like extracting and moving large boulders and for handling granite,” says Ross, Collard, managing director of HPE Africa, part of the Capital Equipment Group (CEG) of Invicta Holdings Limited. “Positive feedback from our customers confirms that these 51 T machines – which offer high power and precision control – consistently deliver exceptional standards of performance, even in the most arduous conditions.

“In the selection of earthmoving equipment, we recommend to our customers that they select a machine specifically suited for the job at hand. It is also important that each machine is supported by the reliable services of a well-established supplier that is on-hand to undertake repairs and maintenance when necessary. The immediate availability of spares and accessories is also essential to optimise productivity and minimise downtime.”

According to the local market, significant features that make the Hyundai R520LC-9S series suitable for tough African operating conditions, include the advanced hydraulic system with an improved control valve design for added efficiency and a new swing priority system for optimum speed. For enhanced safety on site and improved operator comfort, these machines have been designed with greater cab reinforcement and unobstructed visibility. Operators are able to fully customise operating preferences to suit individual needs.

The durable LC undercarriage, with a 600 mm track width, is fitted with a sealed track chain, large upper roller cut-outs and tapered side frames for debris clean-out and grease-type track tensioners for quick and easy tension adjustment.

Buckets, which are welded with high strength steel, have a 3 m³ maximum bucket capacity and are designed for general use, heavy-duty and rock handling applications.

The fuel-efficient Cummins Tier 2 QSM11-C engine, with a 266 kW power rating, is electronically-controlled for the optimum supply of fuel to air ratio and also offers clean, efficient combustion. The six-cylinder turbo-charged, 4 cycle, charger air cooled engine is built for power, reliability, economical performance and low emissions.

Another advantage of the design of these machines is easy access to each side of the excavator, for quick and effortless maintenance.

The full range of Hyundai earthmoving equipment comprises wheel loaders, wheeled and tracked excavators, backhoe loaders and skid steer loaders.

Soosan products available from HPE Africa, encompass hydraulic breakers and quick couplers, which are complimentary attachments to the company’s Hyundai construction equipment.

These breakers combine advanced technology for high productivity and a robust structure, to ensure extended service life and minimal maintenance requirements. Notable features include a high power to weight ratio for optimum efficiency and a patented valve system, which is synchronised with a simple hydraulic system

HPE Africa – exclusive distributors in Southern Africa for Hyundai construction equipment and Soosan hydraulic hammers – celebrates 20 years of business this year.

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