Hydraulic Front Shovel for Smaller Mines

Hyundai Heavy Industries has re-entered the mining and quarrying sector by producing the R800-7A FS, a front shovel crawler excavator weighing 86.5 mt—a size class that has become increasingly popular. The new shovel is based on the R800LC-7A backhoe with Hyundai-developed front attachments configured for heavy-duty work requiring high breakout forces. Hyundai says the new shovel also creates less noise and lower emission levels than competing machines, with a Tier III Cummins QSX15 engine delivering 497 hp. Performance and comfort levels can be set to the operator’s preference in the 7A series cabin, which is mounted on a riser so the operator’s view can be improved.


As featured in Womp 09 Vol 05 - www.womp-int.com