Hyundai Enters the Articulated Dump Truck Market
Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas recently announced it is entering the articulated dump truck (ADT) market with 2 new models – the HA30 and the HA45 – targeting the popular 30- and 45-ton segments. The first of the new ADTs are now available for order through Hyundai’s North American network of authorized dealers.
The HA30 has a 16.8 m3 heaped body capacity, that rises to 17.8 m3 when fitted with a tailgate. The larger HA45 offers a 24.4 m3 heaped capacity, rising to 26 m3 with a tailgate.
With rated payloads of 28 and 41 t respectively, the HA30 and theHA45 ADTs provide an ideal haul truck match for Hyundai’s larger crawler excavators and wheeled loaders. Designed primarily for high-volume earthmoving projects, highway construction, and mine and quarry operations, Hyundai’s articulated haulers provide maximum drive and traction in the worst site conditions, maintaining year-round productivity for the customer.
“Hyundai is excited to enter the ADT market to better serve our customers in aggregates and infrastructure construction,” said Mike Ross, senior vice president of CE Sales, Parts & Service, Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas. “Our new ADT models are the first collaborative results of the combined design, engineering, and manufacturing expertise of Hyundai Construction Equipment and Hyundai Doosan Infracore.”
Hyundai Heavy Industries Group in 2021 purchased the Doosan business, which now operates – along with Hyundai Construction Equipment – as a separate division within Hyundai Genuine. While maintaining their respective management and dealer network structures, the 2 divisions plan further integration in R&D, design, engineering, procurement and manufacturing.
The new Hyundai HA30 and HA45 trucks are built around a full-time 6-wheel drive concept, with front and rear limited slip differentials and a longitudinal differential that can be manually locked, for maximum drive and traction on difficult terrain.
The trucks have a compact chassis design, to aid maneuverability, with a sloping rear frame and a front-mounted differential integrated into the ZF transmission, allowing for a shorter front frame section. This results in the smallest turning radius in the vehicle class and outstanding stability.
Both trucks are powered by Tier 4 final Scania turbocharged diesel engines and drive through 8-speed ZF automatic transmissions. The torque converter has lock-up in all gears, reducing fuel consumption and increasing efficiency.
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