Hyundai unwraps first in high reach line

By Lindsay Gale19 April 2010

The R520LC-9 DM is the first of what will be a six model line of high reach excavators for Hyundai

The R520LC-9 DM is the first of what will be a six model line of high reach excavators for Hyundai

Hyundai had the first of what will be a six model line of high reach excavators at Bauma.

The 58 tonne RS520LC-9 DM with a reach of 26 m (85 ft) is based on the 52 tonne RS520LC-9 and features a four section boom.

This has a pinned two-section 13.75 m (45 ft) base that can be split for transport, a 2.75 m (9 ft mid section and a 8 m (26.3 ft) upper arm.

The machine is available with a retractable undercarriage to provide a transport width of 3 m (9.9 ft) and a tilting cab.

According to marketing manager Michel de Weert: "We have responded to dealer requests for a high-reach demolition machine, and this new model, incorporating all the new 9-Series values and features, together with a flexible, purpose-built boom arrangement with ultra-sensitive controls will, we believe, set a new standard of performance in the over 50 tonne class.

"It is the first time we display this machine in Europe. We will use the feedback on the R520LC-9 DM to develop lower and upper weight class machines in the near future."

He told D&Ri that eventually there will be six high reach machines introduced by the end of 2010 and into the first quarter of 2011. This will run from a high reach version of the company's 80 tonne machine down to the 29 tonne R290.

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