Hyundai’s newest HL900 series wheel loader
By Andrew Macklin
February 2, 2016 – Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas introduced the Hyundai HL940TM wheel loader, the newest addition to its HL900 series of Tier 4 Final-compliant wheel loaders. The HL940TM joins a family of five other Hyundai HL900 wheel loader models the company introduced in 2015 to U.S. and Canadian markets.
As the first Tool Master model to join the HL900 series lineup, the HL940TM features Hyundai’s Tool Master boom design, with dual linkage for increased lifting capacity, improved load stability, rapid dumping capability and enhanced visibility. The HL940TM comes equipped with a standard 3.0 yd3 (2.3 m3) bucket, and delivers 23,880 lbf (10 830 kgf) of bucket breakout force. A Cummins QSB6.7 Tier 4 Final engine rated at 156 net hp (116 kW) powers the HL940TM.
Accurate onboard weighing system is standard
Like other Hyundai HL900 series wheel loader models, this first Tool Master model includes Hyundai’s proprietary onboard weighing system, with is accurate to +/- 1%. The system has automatic and manual settings for monitoring individual and cumulative bucket load weights. System measurements are displayed on the multi-function screen in the cab, providing reliable load-weight monitoring to support efficient production management. However, there is no onboard printer to facilitate certified load measurements.
Productivity and fuel economy among key upgrades
The Hyundai HL940TM wheel loader, like other HL900 series models, delivers up to five per cent greater productivity and 10 per cent lower fuel consumption than previous 9A series models. HL900 series loaders achieve greater fuel economy as a result of such features as Hyundai’s Eco Pedal, programmable auto-engine shutdown (available with the smart key option) and Eco Gauge.
Improved cab design
The large, quiet cab on the HL940TM wheel loader includes a seven-inch (178 mm) interactive touch-screen monitor, enhanced climate control, fully adjustable and heated air-ride seat, centralized control switches and significant in-cab sound reduction. The cab has been reconfigured for additional floor space and improved visibility. For added operator comfort, in-cab sound levels were reduced by 3 dB, making this one of the quietest cabs in the industry. An optional Smart Start ignition system for password- or Bluetooth key-enabled machine start is also available on the HL900 series machines.
Ergonomically positioned operator switches, controls and other features make it easier to quickly access critical functions. The touchscreen monitor includes a speed-limit control, and an improved rearview camera delivers higher resolution and enhanced nighttime visibility.