Excavator is Stronger and more Fuel Efficient

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas’ newest crawler excavator, the R260LC-9A, offers a certified Interim Tier 4 engine upgrade, improved hydraulics, increased operator comfort and more durability, according to the company. The R260LC-9A, part of Hyundai’s new line of 9A series excavators, has an operating weight of 56,880 lb, a bucket digging force of 38,290 lb/ft and maximum digdepth of more than 22 ft. The 178-hp Cummins QSB6.7 engine powering the R260LC-9A features the Cummins Direct Flow air filter, and the new model carries other innovations such as variable speed fan clutch, two-stage auto decel system, and a new economy mode to conserve fuel and reduce environmental impact. Operators can choose between three engine modes—power, standard and economy—which enable the machine to switch between full power and reduced fuel consumption according to the user’s preference. Hyundai says it has improved the structure strength of the 9A series cabs with stronger, slimmer tubing for optimum safety and visibility. High-strength steel forms a more durable upper and lower frame. In addition, the enlarged cab comes with a see-through upper skylight; a larger one-piece right-side glass; safety glass windows on all sides that won’t scratch or fade; a closeable sunshade; and a reduced front window seam—features that work together to improve visibility.


As featured in Womp 2013 Vol 05 - www.womp-int.com