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Hyundai, Scania announce partnership


April 20, 2015
By Rock to Road

Scania will supply engines for
next-generation large excavators and wheel loaders made by Hyundai Heavy
Industries’ Construction Equipment division, under a new partnership.

April 20, 2015 – Scania will supply engines for
next-generation large excavators and wheel loaders made by Hyundai Heavy
Industries’ Construction Equipment division, under a new partnership.

 

The partnership involves Scania supplying engines from its
complete range of 9-, 13- and 16-litre models. A particular focus will be on
meeting the Tier 4 Final emission standard.

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The first piece of Scania-powered Hyundai construction
equipment to be launched will be the HX520 excavator, being unveiled this week
at Intermat in Paris. The HX520 is powered by a 13-litre Scania Tier 4 Final
engine capable of producing 331 kW.

 

 “We are very pleased
to announce this partnership with Hyundai Heavy Industries,” says Per Nielsen,
key account manager at Scania Engines. “We have worked very closely with
Hyundai during the development phase. We have adapted our engines to suit
Hyundai’s equipment, with a major focus on fuel economy, efficiency and total
cost of operation.”

 

Three further excavator models powered by Scania engines
will be launched: the HX480, powered by a 13-litre engine, and the HX700 and
HX900, both powered by a 16-litre V8 engine. Two wheel loader models will also
be launched: the HL970 and the HL980, which are powered by a 9-litre and a
13-litre engine, respectively.

 

Hyundai Heavy Industries chose Scania engines for their
reliability and durability and expects to benefit from improved performance and
quality, resulting in increased sales of its excavators and wheel loaders. The
company also anticipates improved fuel efficiency of approximately two-to-ten
per cent depending on the mode of operation.