Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas introduced its largest-capacity wheel loader model, the HL985A, at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
As the largest model in Hyundai’s A series wheel loader product line, the new Hyundai HL985A wheel loader offers a standard bucket capacity of 9.1-yd.3 (7.0-m3) for use in high-production jobs such as quarrying, aggregates and other mass-volume material handling applications.
“We refer to the HL985A as a ‘true two-pass’ wheel loader because it can fill one of our HA30 articulated dump trucks with two bucket loads,” said Joe Turnage, senior product manager, Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas. “With the addition of the HL985A, the Hyundai wheel loader line includes models that fulfill the needs of every important wheel loader application. At the same time, like every A Series wheel loader model, the new Hyundai HL985A provides the combination of power, performance, fuel efficiency, and operator safety and comfort that successful contractors expect from Hyundai.”
The Hyundai HL985A wheel loader is powered by a 430-hp (320-kW) Cummins X12 Performance Series engine, delivering power and torque, while meeting Tier 4 Final and Stage 5 emissions standards. “Our customers tell us they appreciate that our A Series wheel loaders do not use Exhaust Gas Recirculation because it is not necessary to do periodic shut-downs,” said Turnage.
Heavy-duty ZF axles with wet outboard brakes and with coolers are standard equipment on the HL985, which is powered by a ZF 5-speed transmission.
The Hyundai HL985A offers a range of standard features. For example, Smart Power Mode adjusts the engine speed in heavy-duty applications. This can help with balancing traction and breakout forces.
Hyundai’s Eco Gauge function enables the operator to monitor fuel consumption in real time or to review historical data. Displayed values include engine torque, fuel efficiency, as well as average and total fuel consumed. Hourly and daily fuel consumption are also viewable through the menu.
The Electro-Hydraulic (EH) control system supports movement and function. The EH control lever facilitates operation of attachments with integrated, third-spool proportional auxiliary control. Other important operator comfort and safety features include heated air-ride seat; cab heater and air conditioner; rearview camera; electronically adjustable, heated and foldable rearview mirrors; AM/FM radio with Bluetooth and a 7-in. multi-function monitor and control panel.
For high-volume, material-handling applications that require monitoring and reporting the weight of materials loaded or moved, Hyundai’s proprietary onboard weighing system is accurate to +/- 1 percent and includes a cumulative weighing function that facilitates the creation of production reports.
The HL985A wheel loader also is available with Hyundai’s exclusive All-Around View Monitoring (AAVM) system. Now available with radar, the AAVM system includes four cameras, providing 360-degree views, and incorporates motion detection for operator and jobsite safety.
Standard with the HL985A bucket is a three-piece, bolt-on cutting edge. Also standard is an auto-level feature that helps prevent bucket spillage. A heavy counterweight enhances the machine’s stability.
Maintenance and Service
Consolidated service drains and diesel exhaust fluid tank spout are located on the right side of the wheel loader.
The hood opens and closes via electronic control. Dual battery boxes and swing-out cooling package are accessible. The in-cab HVAC system filter is within reach for removal and replacement.