Rugged Excavators for Tough Conditions

HPE Africa has recently launched two new series of Hyundai excavators, the R480LC-9S range and R330LC-9S machines, designed for high performance in tough conditions in various industries, including construction, mining and quarrying and agriculture.
Says Alex Ackron, managing director HPE, “Through the launch of our R480LC-9S and R330LC-9S ranges, we are now able to supply equipment that falls under the following mass categories/classes as stipulated by the construction and mining equipment suppliers’ association (Conmesa) 30.1 to 35.0 tons (R330LC-9S) and 45.1 to 50 tons (R480LC-9S).
“Expansion of our range means customers have access to more machines, with greater capacity options and are able to select the right size excavator, with no compromise on performance.”
Ticking all the boxes
The R480LC-9S track-mounted excavators have an operating weight of 49 500kg, with a 3,2m³ rock-bucket capacity and a digging force of 266,4kN. These machines, with a 621 litre fuel tank, have a 600mm shoe width and are fitted with a 6,55m boom and 2,40m arm, with an arm crowd force of 301,7kN. The hydraulic pump operates at 2×380 litre/min.
These tracked excavators are fitted with low-emission, water-cooled Cummins QSM11-C 4-cycle diesel engines, with power ratings of 263kW @ 1 900rpm, offering high power, reliable performance and fuel efficiency.
Hyundai R330LC-9S excavators, with an operating weight of 32 700kg, offer a standard 1,44m³ bucket, a digging force of 205,5kN and arm crowd force of 194,2kN. These machines, with a 500 litre fuel tank and a 600mm shoe width, are fitted with a 6,45m boom and 2,50m arm. The hydraulic pump operates at 2 x 282 litre/min.
R330LC-9S excavators are fitted with HCEC_HM8.3 low-emission, water-cooled 4-cycle diesel engines, with power ratings of 196kW @ 1 900rpm.
Other noteworthy features include hydraulic system improvements and computer aided power, which ensure enhanced performance, smoother operation and precision-control. A newly-designed pump compartment controls functions like two speed travel, power boost, auto boom-swing priority and a safety lock.
Built tough
The strengthened undercarriage improves performance in arduous operating conditions, particularly in the mining and quarrying sectors. Durable covers have been specially designed, to protect travel motors and hoses against damage from rocks. Lubricated rollers, idlers, track adjusters with shock absorbing springs and sprockets and a track chain with double or triple grouser shoes, form part of this robust undercarriage.
For added strength and durability, all buckets are welded with high-strength steel and booms and arms are welded with a low-stress, full-box section design.
A newly-designed high-strength operator cab ensures exceptional visibility for greater safety on site and ground-line access to components enables easy maintenance, minimising downtime.
HPE Africa
Lani van der Watt
Tel: (011) 397 4670