Premiers to Boost
t is not many years since the Korean group Hyundai
started out on distributing its range of construction
plant and equipment to markets around the world.
Their growth plans took a hit with the economic reces-
sion that impacted on every manufacturer. However,
their latest financial figures indicate that they have re-
covered and are now forging new customers with some
At a presentation by the company at Bauma, it was
said that sales to Europe have increased from 9% to 14%
in the past 12 months. With similar success in North
The target is for an increase of 15% in the next year.
This is an ambitious target strengthened by the large
stand where there were, amongst the array of equip-
ment, no fewer than 16 world premiers including seven
hydraulic excavators, 4 wheel loaders and 4 forklift
HW140 and the HW210 Wheeled
The new HW range of wheeled excavators are
engineered for both on-road and off-road mobility and
to deliver performance and flexibility in a wide range of
Both models are fitted with an eco-friendly, high-per-
formance 6 cylinder Cummins QSB6.7 engine, which
ensures both excellent fuel efficiency and high power.
The HW140 has an operating weight of 13,880 kg
(30,600 1b) and is up to 15% more fuel efficient in truck
loading and levelling in comparison to the 9-Series of
The HW210 has an operating weight of 21,200kg
(46,740 1b) and boasts up to 20% more fuel efficiency
in truck loading and levelling.
The HW Series three-stage power mode ensures the
best performance in any operating environment from
heavy load work to light load work.
The ECO Gauge feature enables consistent economic
operation through constant info on the machine’s op-
erating state. The ECO gauge level changes colour with
the engine torque to improve the fuel efficiency level.
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