Hyundai Excavators Summarized — 2019 Spec Guide

Hyundai excavator
New R35Z-9A Offers Loads of Standards, HiMATE Now Included on Three Models

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas introduced its first compact excavator — the R15-7 — in 2005. The current 9A Series, Hyundai’s fourth generation of compact excavators, includes seven models that address users’ needs for performance, convenience, serviceability and safety.

Hyundai recently announced a variety of improvements to its 3.5-ton class Hyundai R35Z-9A compact excavator that features a zero tail swing design for optimal maneuverability in confined work spaces. New standard features include: a Werk-Brau-compatible thumb bracket; a diverter valve for easy switching between a thumb or attachment; proportional control levers with two-way piping; a pin-grabber style dual-locking quick-coupler and Q/C piping; enhanced bucket design with a lifting-eye and two-piece tooth design for easy replacement; an increased dozer blade curve profile for better grade and cutting ability; an easily replaceable cutting edge to the dozer blade; a wider opening engine compartment; and a durable centered boom LED work light for improved jobsite illumination. A new optional feature is the four-way angle dozer blade.

Each 9A Series model includes boom swing capability, enabling the operator to offset the boom 75 degrees to the left and 50 degrees to the right, which allows for close work alongside foundations and other structures, especially in congested areas. The Hyundai 9A Series models offer a spacious, ergonomically designed cab that reduces noise and increases comfort and visibility. A tilting left-side console makes it easier for the operator to enter and exit the cab, and the left and right control levers are located for convenient access. The optional lever-pattern-change valve, positioned for easy access, allows joystick control to be changed from SAE to ISO pattern, depending on operator preference. Button selections are provided for auto idle mode, max power mode and travel speed.

The cabs on the Hyundai 9A Series machines are all TOPS, ROPS and FOPS certified. Other safety features include optional boom and arm cylinder locks, an optional overload alarm and dual 5-in. rectangular rearview mirrors on both sides of the cab. Hyundai recently added its exclusive HiMATE remote management system as standard on three Hyundai compact excavators — the R55-9A, R60CR-9A and R80CR-9A. HiMATE uses GPS technology to track Hyundai construction machines at any time and in any location. The system monitors key machine components such as the engine, hydraulics and electrical system.

All Hyundai 9A Series models are protected by Hyundai’s three-year, 3,000-hour full-machine standard warranty and five-year, 10,000-hour structural warranty. An optional program, Hyundai Extend, offers a customized extended warranty with the industry’s longest-term coverage, according to Hyundai.

Advice to Buyers

“As important as it is to know your machine, its capabilities and maintenance requirements, it’s also crucial to know your jobsite and understand the potential hazards that can cause trouble for even the best-maintained excavators,” says Brad Marcotte, district service manager with Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas. “Walk the jobsite, making note of any anomalies in terrain, infrastructure elements — both underground and above-ground — and all other equipment and materials deployed on the project.”

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