HPE Africa launches new Hyundai H940s backhoe loader series

The Hyundai 940s backhoe loader series is designed for businesses that need compact machines for smaller projects.

HPE Africa, the exclusive distributor for Hyundai in southern Africa, has launched the Hyundai H940s backhoe loader series, which replaces the H930s. The new range is said to have been well received by the local market.

“Customers are impressed with this machine’s unequalled value in terms of fuel efficiency, low operating costs and powerful loader performance, even in tough operating conditions,” says Alex Ackron, managing director, HPE Africa, part of the Capital Equipment Group (CEG) of Invicta Holdings Limited. “We have also had positive feedback about Hyundai’s new features for improved operator comfort and simplified maintenance, as well as technical advancements for precision control.”

The H940s backhoe loader series is designed to meet growing demand from businesses that need compact machines for smaller projects, without having to make a substantial capital investment in large excavators and loaders.

“Central to this machine’s exceptional backhoe performance, is an integrally welded high strength loader boom that allows for clear visibility when the operator is digging around buried constructions like water mains, sewer pipes and utility lines. Optional features include pilot controls for improved precision when excavating and an extendable dipper enhances this machine’s versatility,” says Ackron.

“What’s also notable about the H940s, is after extensive onsite testing and analysis over 750 hours, fuel consumption was recorded at an average 5,5 litres per hour. Another benefit is these machines are supported by HPE Africa with a two year/ 3 000 hour warranty.”

Critical features for optimum performance include a rigid loader frame for greater lifting capacity and an optional return-to-dig function that reduces loading cycle times. Front and rear axles ensure dependable operation in challenging, rough terrain conditions and a differential lock system improves traction. A four-wheel drive system is standard.

The ‘ride control system’ – also optional – improves productivity, safety and operator comfort. A shock absorbing accumulator minimises loader arm bounce, reduces material spillage and improves travel with a full bucket. Standard power shift transmission provides fast, easy and efficient operation.

Hyundai’s load sensing hydraulic system distributes optimum power to hydraulic components based on the load demand required. Sufficient flow is provided, whether the machine is operating in a trenching application, for fine control digging, or when suitable speed is needed for high productivity applications. An adjustable flow control system (AFCS) is particularly useful when travelling on roads.

Taking a look under the hood of the H940s is a fuel efficient, low noise, environmentally friendly turbo charged Perkins 2 tier diesel engine. For easy serviceability and reduced maintenance time, the tilt-up hood provides convenient access to the engine compartment, with ground access to critical services and grease points.

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