HPE Africa has supplied a Hyundai R200LC-9S excavator to Agni Steels SA, which has been specially modified for scrap metal handling applications.

“This Hyundai R200LC-9S 20T excavator is currently being used during 24 hour shifts at the Agni Steels mini steel melting unit, commissioned in the Coega Industrial Development Zone of the Eastern Cape. What’s notable about this robust machine is its low diesel consumption, which has been monitored and confirmed at 9.8 l/hour,” states Alex Ackron, HPE Africa’s managing director. “Apart from this machine’s impressive productivity at the plant and its features for smooth and easy control, Agni Steels management is pleased with the swing speed, the long undercarriage design, which ensures greater stability and the auto idle facility that contributes to diesel savings. Other benefits are the non-common rail engine which reduces service costs and the Hyundai factory warranty of two years or 3 000 hours.”

To cope efficiently with the demands of scrap metal handling, the HPE Africa workshop raised the cab of this machine by 1m and extended the dipper by 1m. An ‘Orange Peel’ grab was installed, which provides a grab capacity of 650 dm³ and load weight of 920 kg.

The excavator, with the grab attached, has a maximum lifting capacity of 1.7 Tonnes (with a 70% safe working load) at a 4.5m height and 6m reach.

A computer aided power optimisation system ensures the optimum level of power and hydraulic flow for every application. The operator is able to select preferences for boom or swing priority, power mode and optional work tools. The operator cab ensures clear visibility on site, greater safety and enhanced comfort.

These excavators have ground-line access to all critical service and grease points for easy maintenance.

HPE Africa works closely with its broad customer base to modify equipment, when necessary, to meet exact performance requirements. Field tests ensure every machine conforms with stringent quality and safety specifications and meets exact application requirements.

 Released by Lindy Morton, Festivitas 083 268 6666