Hyundai Duck increases firm's productivity

Working on a number of major infrastructure projects across Ireland, owner-operator Richard Collins, of Collins Plant Hire, knows more than most the importance of both flexibility and reliability in excavation work.

Richard has recently invested in a brand-new Hyundai HW140 wheeled excavator, with an operating weight of 13880 kg. Richard purchased the machine from Hyundai dealer Whelan Plant Sales, based in the Carrowdotia, County Clare.

The machine was supplied as a package from Whelan Plant Sales complete with an Engcon EC219 tiltrotator, which was retrofitted in Whelan’s yard, in addition to a Leica iCON iXE2 2D machine control system, supplied and fitted by Eoin Genochi, a Leica Machine Control Technician at Levelling Equipment Services (LES), based in County Kildare.

The Leica 2D system allows multiple elevations and slopes to be constructed, at any orientation without resetting the machine or laser height. The iCON iXE2 also provides integrated tiltrotator support, giving the operator clear guidance information about the actual tilt and rotation position relative to the job.

The tiltrotator also has DC2 controls, Engcon’s highly efficient proportional control system, and integrated ePS, enabling Richard to see the exact excavation area via the machine control system’s display in the cab.

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