HPE Africa, the sole distributor of Hyundai earthmoving equipment in Southern Africa, is expanding its product offering following the recent introduction of its 120 t Hyundai R1200LC-9 excavator.“The Hyundai R1200LC-9 excavator is now the largest and most powerful in the HPE Africa range,” says HPE general manager, Neil Sauls. It is particularly well-suited for use in mining and quarrying applications, explains Hyundai Heavy Industries team leader JJ Choi. “The size and robustness of the excavator makes it an ideal choice for large earthmoving projects, especially in the harsh African climate and landscape. It is also more competitively priced than similar sized competitor excavators, ultimately reducing the overhead costs of managing a larger fleet, while maintaining the highest standards of quality and reliability,” he continues. The Hyundai R1200LC-9 excavator was successfully launched internationally in 2011, and Choi is confident that it will be well-received by the local market. “A considerable amount of investment is being poured into African mining projects in particular, and development is taking place at a rapid rate. With this in mind, local contractors will be looking for earthmoving machinery such as the Hyundai R1200LC-9 excavator, which is robust and reliable, while remaining affordable. These features, coupled with HPE Africa’s commitment to customer support, place the Hyundai R1200LC-9 excavator in a strong position entering the market,” he enthuses.
The “technologically-advanced” R1200LC-9 comes standard with Hyundai’s exclusive Hi-mate remote management system, which provides operators and dealers with continuous access to vital service and diagnostic information on the machine, from any computer in the world with internet access.“Users can pinpoint the excavator’s exact location using digital mapping and set machine work boundaries to reduce the need for multiple service calls. Hi-mate also promotes preventative maintenance and reducing of machine downtime,” Sauls explains. With a comprehensive stockholding of Hyundai parts and spares, and fully trained and qualified mechanics, HPE Africa is capable of servicing and repairing the excavator as well.