It’s big, it’s robust and when you approach the Hyundai Robex 520LC-9S hydraulic crawler excavator you know you are going to be able to up the productivity on your site at a very economical rate. Cherry Ellis travelled to High Power Equipment Africa’s office in Jet Park, the sole distributor of Hyundai earthmoving equipment, to put the machine through its paces.
I already felt comfortable and at home when I entered the cab, it’s spacious and offers a wider field of view for any operator. This is extremely important, working on busy sites for example mines and quarries, the operator, can at a glance keep an eye on any other equipment around the machine, which enhances the safety aspect on site.
The excavator is powered by a six cylinder, turbo charged, four cycle air cooled Cummins QSM11-C engine, which Hyundai says is built for power, reliability, economy and low emissions. I can surely comment on the power and reliability, by choosing the correct working mode, the machine had no problem digging a trench in arduous conditions, it’s definitely power at your finger tips.
Ground line access to filters, lube fittings, fuses, machine computer components and wide compartments makes service more convenient and easy accessible.
Working the machine for a few hours I can say that this hydraulic excavator would add value, productivity, fuel savings and reliability to any site it is operated on. It receives the thumbs up from Cherry Ellis.
Cherry Ellis has 31 years’ experience as a Journalist, Editor, Freelance writer, Photographer and Manager, of which 22 years have been spent gathering intellectual property in the yellow metal, construction, quarrying, mining and building industries by test-driving these machines.
Hyundai’s 520LC-9S excavator offers unsurpassed productivity.