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Hyundai HX210A debuts in UK with CG Robinson

by Kyle Molyneux  |  Tue 14 Sep 2021

Hyundai HX210A debuts in UK with CG Robinson

Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe’s new HX210A 20-tonne class excavator has debuted in the UK with Darlington-based contractor CG Robinson.

CG Robinson runs a mixed fleet of excavators, including a number of Hyundai machines in the 8- and 14-tonne categories. The company was quick to add the first UK-based HX210A into its large fleet with help from Cumbria-based Hyundai dealer, Taylor and Braithwaite.

The HX210A is a slimmed-down version of the HX220A with a 240mm narrower upper structure. There is also a 40mm reduction in the rear overhang, which Hyundai says enhances stability and makes the machine suitable for working on confined construction sites and also working by the side of the road or motorway project.

The launch of the HX210A isn’t seen by Hyundai as a replacement to the popular HX220A model, but it is seen as a machine aimed towards the general hire market. This particular weight range is the most popular in Europe with one in five excavators sold hailing from this category. 

Hyundai wanted to make the HX210A simpler and easier to work with and also make it more cost-effective to run. Ian Burton, MD at Taylor and Braithwaite explained, “Where the HX220A is powered by a Cummins B6.7 engine at Stage 5, the HX210A has a B4.5 unit, also meeting Stage 5 regulations. The smaller engine carries Cummins’ innovative, all-in-one exhaust after-treatment package, which reduces emissions but also reduces maintenance time and costs. The smaller engine also does away with the requirement for EGR again, this offers a cost-saving when it comes to maintenance, increases fuel economy and also increases service intervals.”

Reduced fuel consumption is aided by a new EPFC (Electronic Pump Fuel Control) system which improves the fine control of the excavator and also allows the operator to tailor the machine for the job they are undertaking. The full colour monitor in the cab will show the operator real-time and average fuel consumption figures allowing them to alter their operating style to achieve the best fuel figures. Hyundai claims the smaller engine can reduce daily fuel burn figures by up to 24% over the 6-cylinder HX220X model without EPFC.

CG Robinson’s HX210A is currently working on hire to a large residential development in Stockton on Tees. The 20-tonner was drafted in to move a large volume of stockpiled soil, which had not been sealed, therefore was very wet, heavy and dense!  “It had its work cut out and it did so without complaint,” confirmed experienced operator, Ray Wallace.

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