Hyundai set to enter compaction market with six new rollers

By: Emily Hirst

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Hyundai Construction Equipment Australia (HCEA) is set to launch into the Australian compaction market at the end of the year, with a line-up of two tandem vibratory rollers and four single drum vibratory compactors.

Hyundai set to enter compaction market with six new rollers
Hyundai is set to launch into the compaction market at the end of 2013 with six new rollers.

The company says the new machines are designed for safety, comfort and premium performance.

Hyundai Construction Equipment Australia Marketing Manager Robert Pearson says the new rollers will match the current equipment range for quality and reliability.

""Hyundai Heavy Industries is serious about ensuring any new products meet the standards expected of a leading construction equipment manufacturer," he says.

"It was part of the development specification that the new rollers matched or exceeded the features of leading compaction equipment brands."

The tandem vibratory rollers that are available include the HR25T-9 (with 2.5 tonnes static weight and 1 200 mm drum width) and the HR30T-9 (with 3.0 tonnes static weight and 1 250 mm drum width).

Pearson adds both rollers have operator comfort and safety built into the machine with the ROPS roll bar, seat contact switch and emergency stop as standard.

As well as safety and comfort, the tandem rollers are designed with productivity in mind.

Hyundai says the 50 mm drum offset of both machines gives extra coverage and allows them to compact against the kerb while turning. Also, the pressurised interval sprinkler system ensures a full day of work without refilling.

In addition, a hydrostatic drive to both drums provides smooth operation and gradeability of 30 per cent in vibration mode, or 35 per cent in static mode.

The vibration system on both machines offers dual frequency and the options of single, double and automatic drum vibration, so that the operator can either select the degree of compaction required or allow it to be handled automatically.

Completing the range are the four single drum vibratory compactors: the HR70C-9 (7.1 tonnes static weight and 1700 mm drum width), the HR110C-9 (11.2 tonnes and 2 100 mm drum width), the HR120C-9 (12 tonnes and 2 100 mm drum width) and the HR140C-9 (13.8 tonnes and 2 100 mm drum width).

 "As with our tandem rollers, the single rollers have been designed with operator comfort in mind.," Pearson says.

The single drum compactors feature an air conditioned ROPS cab with tinted glass and the three largest machines have the option of a turntable operator seat.

For the single drum compactor, traction has been a main focus on design; a hydrostatic drum drive is standard on all machines and an oscillating articulation joint ensures good ground contact, even with rough surfaces.

Furthermore, a proprietary control system automatically adjusts tractive force between the rear axle and drum so overall traction is maximised.

Like the tandem rollers, the single drum rollers have, as standard, four front working lights and a rotating beacon, which means all compactors are well-equipped for night work.

All six machines are set to showcase Hyundai’s latest in innovation.

"All of the rollers in this line are designed to incorporate the latest in technology and deliver leading performance. Each model is robust and backed up by the high quality Hyundai support that customers have come to expect," Pearson says.

For more information, contact Hyundai Construction Equipment Australia (HCEA).

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