Hyundai Rolls Out 4 New Compact Excavators in HX-A Series

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Updated Jun 20, 2024
Hyundai HX55ACR compact excavator filling bucket with gravel
A compact-radius design, the HX55ACR is one of four next-generation HX-A Series compact excavators released by Hyundai.
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Hyundai has doubled the size of its next-generation HX-A Series compact excavators, introducing four new models ranging from 2 to 6 metric tons.

The new additions – the HX17AZ, HX27AZ, HX55ACR and HX60A – include two models with zero tail swing, one with standard load-sensing hydraulics, and two with standard auto engine-idle and automatic blade float.

All four get standard hydraulic quick coupler, adjustable hydraulic flow control for switching between attachments and a two-way diverter valve for running two attachments simultaneously. They also get a 5-inch color LCD monitor, integrated utility lifting hook and cylinder guards to protect boom, arm and bucket when digging.

The excavators come with a five-year free subscription to Hyundai’s telematics system, Hi MATE, which monitors machine systems and components for preventive maintenance and operating performance.

Hyundai offers a standard warranty of three years or 3,000 hours and a structural warranty of five years or 10,000 hours.

Here’s a rundown of each of the new models from HD Hyundai Construction Equipment North America:


Hyundai HX17Az compact excavator emptying bucket dirtHD HyundaiThe HX17AZ is the smallest in the eight-model lineup, weighing 4,370 pounds, and comes only in a canopy configuration.

Hyundai calls it “a true zero-tailswing machine for working in confined or busy spaces.”

It features a conventional open center hydraulic system and runs on a 16-horsepower Kubota diesel engine.

Other specs include a dig depth of 8 feet and bucket breakout force of 3,668 pound-force.


Hyundai HX27AZ compact excavator emptying bucket of dirtHD HyundaiThe HX27AZ is the second-smallest in the lineup, at 6,140 pounds in canopy configuration. An enclosed-cab version is also available.

The has zero tailswing and an open center hydraulic system, like the HX17AZ.

Other specs include a 24.4-horsepower Kubota diesel engine, dig depth of 8 feet 10 inches, and bucket breakout force of 4,613 pound-force.


The HX55ACR weighs in at 12,600 pounds and is a “compact radius model” for reduced tail swing.

It comes with a load-sensing hydraulic system designed to extend the life of hydraulic components, as well as increase efficiency, simplify operation and reduce fuel consumption, the company says.

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Blade float is standard. It “automatically forces the blade down to ensure consistent backfilling and grading,” Hyundai says.

Another standard feature is auto engine-idle, which reduces engine speed when the excavator is not in use to save fuel.

The HX55ACR also comes standard with auto-shift travel speed designed to smooth out the switch from high to low speeds for increased efficiency and productivity, according to the company.

Other specs on the HX55ACR include a 47.6-horsepower Yanmar engine, dig depth of 12 feet 8 inches, and bucket breakout force of 8,354 pound-force.


Hyundai HX60A compact excavator with bucket full raised above gravel pileHD HyundaiThe HX60A weighs 13,480 pounds and comes standard in a cab configuration.

Like the HX55ACR, it has standard blade float, auto engine-idle and auto-shift travel speed.

Other specs include a 63-horsepower Hyundai engine, dig depth of 12 feet 4 inches, and bucket breakout force of 9,461 pound-feet.