Hyundai added another Tool Master configuration model to its HL lineup of wheel loaders with the unveiling of the 955TM at the Bauma show last week in Munich.
The company launched the HL Series loaders last summer alongside its new HX Series excavators. And while the new loaders and excavators brought Tier 4 Final engine updates, Hyundai used that engine refresh as an opportunity to completely redesign the cabs on these machines to offer operators more space, more comfort and more technology.
Since then, Hyundai has been slowly complementing that core lineup of HX and HL machines with additional models. At Bauma the company added a pair of HX excavators and also used the show to debut the new HL955 Tool Master and to showcase its smaller sibling the 940TM.
These new Tool Master models feature a special boom design that have dual linkage. The design increases lift capacity and improves load stability, rapid dumping capability and visibility.
The HL955TM is powered by a Cummins QSB6.7 rated at 199 net horsepower and comes equipped with a 3.5 cubic-yard bucket standard. The machine delivers 28,218 lbs.-ft. of breakout force. Hyundai says the 955TM delivers up to 5-percent greater productivity and 10-percent lower fuel consumption than previous 9A series models.
The new HL Series cab was completely redesigned from the 9A Series and is 10 percent larger. Inside is a new 7-inch touchscreen monitor which integrates all switches along with an inclinometer, which assists the operator in maintaining a level bucket, an ECO gauge and an improved rearview camera with enhanced nighttime visibility.
Plus, the new loaders feature an onboard weighing system accurate within +/- 1 percent when fully calibrated. The system has automatic and manual settings for monitoring individual and cumulative bucket load weights which are displayed on the monitor.