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by Nick Drew  |  Fri 20 Nov 2020

Hyundai’s new HX85A packs a punch

First revealed at Bauma last year, Hyundai’s all-new HX85A concept machine has now entered the UK and European markets. This compact excavator in the 8 – 9 tonne-class can be equipped with a two-piece boom (Optional Extra) and will be an ideal machine to work in urban environments.

Hyundai’s new HX85A packs a punch

According to Hyundai, the HX85A’s striking rear hood design helps to improve the stability and rear visibility of the machine. The cabin interior is well laid out and fitted with the latest intuitive technology, which allows the operator to take full control over his/her machine on the job site. The advanced technology takes some of the pressure from the operator alleviating fatigue during a long workday. Operator comfort and convenience are also guaranteed with the ergonomic interior design and excellent all-around visibility.

HX85A offers exceptional power

The Stage V emissions compliant Yanmar diesel engine delivers 49.9kw (66.9hp) which results in exceptional efficiency, improved fuel economy and far less engine noise. The load-sensing hydraulic system offers excellent performance – particularly when conducting simultaneous multiple machine movements.

The optional two-piece boom gives the midi-excavator an all-dynamic working range and considerable flexibility. It allows the machine to extend the maximum reach of the arm (7,48 m) in addition to working in close proximity to its own tracks. Effective vertical digging is effortless (max. digging depth of 4,66 m), as is an impressive loading height. The versatility of the HX85A can further be increased by using the optional 4-way angle blade - levelling has never been so simple.

Although the machines’ upper structure is of conventional type, it benefits from a reduced tail swing with a rear swing radius of just 1,60 m (measured from machine centre). The overall compact dimensions of the HX85A gives the machine great stability and at the same time, makes it perfect to work in confined spaces, such as urban job sites.

Peter Sebold, Product Specialist at HCEE, comments: “The new HX85A is perfectly equipped to answer customer demands for a compact and versatile machine that can show its muscles on job sites where space is tight, and performance is key.  It is proof that Hyundai CE has finally become an established player in the segment of power utility machines.”

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