Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas

June 2013, Vol. 68, No. 6

The new crawler excavator R260LC-9A includes a certified Interim Tier 4 engine upgrade, improved hydraulics, increased operator comfort and more durability.

This excavator is ideal for mid-size excavating projects, road and utility work and demolition. The R260LC-9A boasts an operating weight of 56,880 pounds, a bucket digging force of 38,290 pounds (SAE) and maximum dig-depth of 22 feet 12 inches.

A low emission, low noise, 178 hp Cummins Interim Tier 4/Stage IIIB, QSB6.7 engine powers the R260LC-9A. This engine features the Cummins Direct Flow air filter which delivers an improved fuel economy over previous models. Other innovations such as the variable speed fan clutch, two-stage auto decel system and the new economy mode help to conserve fuel and reduce environmental impact. Plus, operators can choose between three unique engine modes – Power, Standard and Economy – which enable the machine to switch between full power and reduced fuel consumption according to the user’s preference.

Innovative hydraulic system technologies make the 9A series excavators fast, smooth and easy to control. The R260LC-9A comes with a redesigned hydraulic system which provides the operator with super fine touch and improved controllability.

Hyundai has improved the structure strength of the 9A series cabs with stronger but slimmer tubing for optimum safety and visibility. High-strength steel forms a more durable upper and lower frame. In addition, the enlarged cab comes with a see-through upper skylight, a larger and one-piece right-side glass, safety glass windows on all sides that won’t scratch or fade, a closeable sunshade and a reduced front window seam – all features that work together to improve visibility.

In addition to enhanced safety and visibility, operators will enjoy the ability to fully customize the cab of the R260LC-9A to best fit their needs. Operators can easily adjust the seat, console and armrest settings. Hyundai has integrated the seat with the console to reduce operator fatigue, and heated suspension comes standard. Sleek styling has been applied to the ergonomic joysticks, which are now height-adjustable.

Hyundai’s engineers made sure that the 9A cabs include many amenities that decrease stress and increase comfort. Some of these features and benefits include additional space, enhanced climate control system, advanced audio system with USB player, AM/FM stereo, and MP3 capabilities. An optional add on is a Smart Key System that allows the operator to start the ignition with the push of a button. 877.509.2254, hceamericas.com