Under a new partnership, Scania will supply engines for next-generation large excavators and wheel loaders made by Hyundai Heavy Industries’ Construction Equipment division. Scania supplying engines from its complete range of 9-, 13- and 16-liter models. A particular focus will be on meeting what is currently the most stringent emission standard, Tier 4f. Equipment that meets Tier 2 and Tier 3 emission standards will also be introduced.
The first piece of Scania-powered Hyundai construction equipment to be launched will be the HX520 excavator. It is powered by a 13-liter Scania Tier 4f engine capable of producing 331 kW (444 hp).
Three further excavator models powered by Scania engines will be launched: the HX480, powered by a 13-liter engine, and the HX700 and HX900, both powered by a 16-liter V8 engine. Two wheel loader models will also be launched: the HL970 and the HL980, which are powered by a 9-liter and a 13-liter engine, respectively.
Hyundai Heavy Industries chose Scania engines for their reliability and durability and expects to benefit from improved performance and quality, resulting in increased sales of its excavators and wheel loaders. The company also anticipates improved fuel efficiency (2%~10%) depending on the mode of operation.
Hyundai Heavy is one of the leading construction equipment manufacturers in the world. The Company has business divisions specializing in shipbuilding, offshore and engineering, industrial plant and engineering, engines and machinery, electro electric systems, green energy, and construction equipment.
Scania is part of the Volkswagen Group.