HYUNDAI motor graders – which are available in Southern Africa for the first time – offer high productivity, precise control, greater safety and fuel efficiency.
That’s according to Ross Collard, Managing Director of HPE Africa, exclusive distributors for Hyundai Construction Equipment in Southern Africa, who said the machines are suitable for operation in various industries, including road works, mining, construction, agriculture and landscaping.
“Through the launch of Hyundai HG190 motor graders, the local market now has access to a wider range of Hyundai construction equipment from HPE Africa. All Hyundai machines are supported by our dedicated technical and after-sales teams,” Collard said, adding that the launch also presented opportunities to supply Hyundai machines to an extended customer base.
He said Hyundai wheeled motor graders offer users many benefits, including safety on site, easy mobility, fast and efficient performance and manoeuvrability in tight spaces. To enhance environmental protection, precise control features minimise disturbance to the soil.
The Hyundai HG190 motor grader series has power ratings up to 142 kW, an operating weight of 15.6 ton and a 4,268 mm moldboard.
The mechanical inline fuel injection system provides precise throttle control, delivering faster work speeds, with high horsepower. Other benefits include ZF-technology powershift transmission, which is well matched with a Cummins turbocharged engine, for reliable and easy operation and low fuel consumption, in all types of working conditions.
The drawbar of the HG series has a robust A and U-shaped frame for durability and precise blading control. The moldboard provides optimal curvature that helps move all soil types quickly and efficiently and wide tyres (17.5-25 12 PR L3) ensure high stability. The heat-treated rotating ring structure is equipped with a turntable of four inner gear guide types, which ensure smooth 360⁰ rotation.
Important features for easy and precise operator control include lever and pedal throttle controls, an adjustable control console, a suspension seat and tiltable steering wheel.
“For improved safety, the spacious cab has been designed with a side pillar layout for excellent all-round visibility and a well-positioned blade linkage provides an unobstructed view of the moldboard and front tyres.”
To ensure quick and simple maintenance procedures, side-open engine hood doors enable easy access to service points for daily checks and replacement of filters. Added to this, a disconnect switch disengages batteries during repair of the machine or when batteries need to be checked. Easily replaceable load-resistant wear inserts are installed between the blade mounting group and moldboard, to keep components secure for fine grading.
Hyundai motor graders enhance the current range of wheel loaders, tracked and wheeled excavators, backhoe loaders and skid steer loaders. HPE Africa also supplies and supports Soosan hydraulic breakers and quick couplers, which are complimentary attachments to Hyundai construction equipment.