Hyundai has added yet another new model to the company’s wheeled loader range – the HL965. This new machine has been precision designed with trusted and proven components and systems from leading OEM’s and is designed to be rugged and reliable for longer up time, reduced operating cost and improved productivity. Hyundai construction equipment is manufactured with the highest grade of steel. Rigid cycle testing, heat testing, vibration testing and shock load testing is conducted in the design and manufacturing process of all new models ensuring optimum durability and reliability.
The new HL965 has an operating weight of 20,100 kg (44,313 lb). Powering the new machine is the very latest Stage IV Cummins QSL9 electronically controlled diesel engine with a gross power of 272 HP (200 kw) / 2,100 rpm.
Improved loading capacity
The HL965 offers an improved loading capacity. The maximum axle load capacity is 44,000 kg at the front and 35,000 kg at the rear, with standard 23.5 R25, L3 tyres.
New cabin offers more comfort for the operator
Silent, safe and comfortable – the 10% larger (compared to -9a series) ROPS/ FOPS cabin with fully adjustable seat provides an ergonomic working environment that offers the ultimate in comfort for the operator. The new cabin is fully sound-proofed using state-of-the-art noise reduction technology which ensures maximum silence when working in noisy environments such as quarries or waste handling depots. The new air conditioning system maximises heating and cooling performance by optimising air flow through the cabin.
The electro-hydraulic integrated control lever allows operators to operate attachments with ease which in turn enables greater productivity and minimises operator fatigue.
The HL965 has improved visibility which has been achieved by revising the mirror position. There is also the option of LED front lights, LED working lights and LED rear combination lights.
Hyundai’s ‘Infotainment’ system for the operator’s convenience
The HL965 is optimised to enable operators to access accurate equipment data in quick time. This feature is of importance when working in tough environments to improve productivity.
The intelligent seven-inch touch wide screen monitor is like a smart phone display and is larger than the previous models and is easy to read. The audio system, which includes a radio, has an integrated Bluetooth hands free feature, and a built-in microphone allowing the operator to safely take and make calls when in the cab.
The ‘Infotainment’ system also allows the operator to enjoy the Miracast system which works via the WiFi of the operator’s smart phone and enables easy use of the smart phones features on the big screen including navigation, web surfing, watching videos and listening to music.
Electro-hydraulic (EH) Controls
The new HL965 has joystick controls for boom, bucket and 3rd hydraulic line as standard – fingertip control is available as an option. All the models in the HL Series can also be fitted with joystick steering as an option.
Soft end stop
Touchscreen monitor and EH controls allow several new features like ‘Soft End Stop’, ‘Bucket priority’ and ‘Boom bucket detent mode’, to be controlled through the touchscreen. The ‘Soft End Stop’ delivers – when an attachment reaches the end of a stroke – a ‘shock free’ operation by reducing the speed of the attachment near the end stroke. This function can be disabled through the monitor should the operator not want to use this function.
Accurate Onboard Weighing System
All Hyundai HL900 series models include Hyundai branded onboard weighing system as standard equipment. Accurate to +/- 1 percent, the system has automatic and manual settings for monitoring individual and cumulative bucket load weights. System measurements are displayed on the multi-function screen in the cab, providing load-weight monitoring reliable enough to support production management.
Redesigned Buckets – Improved Bucket Fill Factor
Hyundai’s improved bucket design features an innovative wider opening, curved side plates and enhanced spill guard to maximize bucket capacity and minimize material loss when travelling. Durability is also enhanced using high wear-resistant steel in key structural areas of the bucket.
Ease of maintenance – electric retractable engine hood
A flick of a switch is what it takes to gain complete access to the engine compartment of Hyundai’s new wheel loader – a new feature not seen before on the previous range of Hyundai wheeled loaders. The fully retractable engine hood allows easy cleaning and maintenance.
The HL Series has a large-volume air cleaner, an automatic dust ejector and a three-stage intake air pre-cleaner, as an option, to improve the replacement cycle and durability of the air filter. The machine also has a fully sealed engine room, designed to prevent the possibility of fire caused by the inflow of ‘foreign materials.
Larger dumping height
The new wheel loader is also available in XT version (long boom for larger dumping height).
Operating Specifications HL965:
- UNITS MEASUREMENTS
- Operation weight 20,100 kg / 44,313 lb
- Engine model Cummins / QSL9
- Engine power 269 HP (198 kW) / 2,100 rpm
- Bucket capacity 3.6 m³ (4.7 yd³)
Source: Hyundai Heavy Industries Europe