fill­ing the gap

Farms & Farm Machinery - - Plant & Equipment -

Hyundai Fork­lifts Aus­tralia has bridged the gap be­tween its 160D-9 and 180D-9 heavy-duty fork­lift trucks by re­leas­ing the 160D-9L.

This is a diesel coun­ter­bal­anced model de­signed to move large, heavy ma­te­rial such as con­tain­ers, con­crete, steel and tim­ber.

The new fork­lift has a lift ca­pac­ity of 16 tonnes and a load cen­tre of 1200mm. Its chas­sis is the same size as the 18-tonne 180D-9 but its over­all length is 30cm shorter, which helps when work­ing space is an is­sue.

The truck is driven by a Cum­mins QSB6.7 en­gine which pumps out 122kW and meets Tier-4 Fi­nal emis­sions stan­dards. It does the lat­ter through the use of a diesel ox­i­da­tion cat­a­lyst (DOC) and a se­lec­tive cat­alytic re­ac­tor (SCR) which uses AdBlue. Hyundai says the com­bi­na­tion of DOC and SCR “re­duces down­time and in turn makes it has­sle free for the op­er­a­tor”.

“Other ad­van­tages from us­ing a high-out­put en­gine are greater ac­cel­er­a­tion, im­proved grade­abil­ity and a faster travel speed on any tough ter­rain or slope,” the com­pany adds.

That travel speed is 35.2km/h un­loaded.

The Hyundai 160D-9L fork­lift uses a ZF full-au­to­matic trans­mis­sion and a Kessler front axle to im­prove han­dling and make shift­ing gears a smooth op­er­a­tion.

“The ma­chine is equipped with a load-sens­ing hy­draulic sys­tem,” Hyundai says. “The Bosch Rexroth vari­able dis­place­ment pumps en­sure that the ma­chine power is used more ef­fi­ciently and there­fore helps re­duce fuel con­sump­tion, which can equate to be­tween 5 to 10 per cent en­ergy saving de­pend­ing on the ap­pli­ca­tion.”

The cab is a new de­sign built for a high level of all-round vis­i­bil­ity, plenty of space and re­duced noise lev­els.

Adding to op­er­a­tor com­fort, the com­pany says, are re­vised pedal po­si­tions, an ad­justable steer­ing col­umn and an er­gonomic sus­pen­sion seat with a weight ad­just­ment sys­tem.

On the safety side you get a speed lim­iter, two en­gine modes – STD for light-duty ma­noeu­vres and Power for heavy-duty work or when op­er­at­ing on a slope – and an elec­tric hand brake sys­tem which is com­bined with an anti-roll­back func­tion and linked to the OPSS (Op­er­a­tor Pres­ence Sens­ing Sys­tem).

This means that if the 160D-9L is in­clined more than three de­grees and comes to a stop, the hand­brake is au­to­mat­i­cally ac­ti­vated to pre­vent it rolling back.

An op­tional load in­di­ca­tor checks pres­sure in the lift cylin­der to cal­cu­late the weight on the forks. The load is in­di­cated on the dis­play and if an over­load oc­curs the op­er­a­tor is alerted by a warn­ing sound and a flash­ing dis­play weight.

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