Let’s Dive into Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas’ New Skid Steer and Compact Track Loader

At CONEXPO-CON/AGG a few weeks ago, Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas announced the first availability in North America of a new skid steer and a new compact track loader with both models performing in the large-frame size class.

“With the addition of the HS skid steer and HT compact track loader, Hyundai’s compact equipment lineup will serve even more customers in construction, landscaping, agriculture and material handling,” said Adam Ford, Product Manager, Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas. “Combined with Hyundai compact excavators, these Hyundai machines provide broader range of capabilities to contractors and other equipment users whose work requires powerful, dependable and affordable compact equipment.”

Ford also noted that the new HS and HT Series machines are engineered to meet the most exacting demands for performance, durability and operator comfort, while satisfying the strictest environmental requirements.

Hyundai Engines Power HS and HT Series Machines

The new Hyundai HS and HT models are powered by a Hyundai HTI4 four-cycle, turbocharged, electronically controlled diesel engine. These new engines, designed and manufactured by Hyundai, meet Tier 4 Final and EU Stage V emissions standards and deliver 70 net hp (52 kW) at 2,200 rpm. 

The Hyundai HS120V skid steer loader has a rated operating capacity of 2,690 pounds (1,220 kg), and its heaped bucket capacity is 0.58 yd3 (0.44 m3). 

The Hyundai HT100V compact track loader has a rated operating capacity of 2,300 pounds (1,220 kg), and its heaped bucket capacity is 0.58 yd3 (0.44 m3).

Full-Featured for Power, Performance, Comfort and Safety

Built on the same sturdy platform, the new Hyundai HS and HT models provide a combination of features that translates into high productivity and dependable on-the-job performance. Key standard features include a multi-function joystick enabling operators to control all machine functions with their hands only; a vertical lift path that allows the boom to raise the bucket straight up to full height for better stability, less spillage and greater lift height; and two-speed travel enabling quick movement around the jobsite.

Operators will appreciate the standard control and comfort features, including excellent visibility from the operator’s seat, robust cab air-conditioning, spacious cabin for all-day comfort, easy open/close sliding door that lets the operator work with the door opened or closed, and LED working lights to illuminate the jobsite in reduced-visibility circumstances.

“Operators will also enjoy Ride Control, which comes standard on HS120V skid steer,” Ford said. “Owners will also appreciate the extra load retention and productivity they get from Ride Control.” He noted that Ride Control will be available for the HT100V CTL this fall.

HS and HT Series models all feature a hydraulic quick coupler enabling the operator to change attachments quickly and safely from the cab, boosting uptime and productivity.

Standard safety features of the Hyundai HS and HT Series machines include a rearview camera for enhanced operator awareness of jobsite hazards; an “escort system” that keeps the LED lights illuminated for 30 seconds after machine shutdown to give the operator a safe view of the jobsite when exiting the cab; emergency escape through the front door; and an emergency boom-down feature that enables manual descent of the boom in the unlikely event of electrical system failure.

Optional High-Flow, Ride Control and Hi MATE Telematics

The optional high-flow hydraulic system provides extra capacity to run attachments that need an additional hydraulic boost, significantly expanding the machines’ versatility. Optional ride control reduces operator fatigue and material spillage when operating over rough surfaces. Hyundai’s exclusive Hi MATE telematics system is available on both the new HS and HT models. With Hi MATE, users can remotely evaluate machine performance, access diagnostic information, and verify machine location. Its geo-fencing capability protects equipment from theft or unauthorized use outside custom-defined boundaries.

Compact tool carriers, compact utility loaders, mini skid steers. Whatever you call them, we can all agree these machines pack a lot of productivity in a small package. Learn more about them here!