High rise cab makes the difference

By Steve Ducker22 August 2018

Hyundai dealer Molson has worked with Kocurek to modify a standard HX140L with a 2 m (6 ft 6 in) high rise cab allowing operators on waste recycling sites to pick through material and load bins safely and efficiently.

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Molson has worked with Kocurek on many previous projects

Molson service director Martyn Tucker said: “With a tried and tested base machine like the Hyundai HX140L, we knew we had a solid and reliable machine to use as a platform for this conversion

“We have worked with the team at Kocurek on many projects before, so we know how to achieve the best result together. Their engineers worked with us every step of the way on this, from concept to completion and will continue to provide after sales care alongside Molson”.

The standard HX140L comes with a powerful and reliable Perkins 126 hp, four-cylinder turbocharged engine. This complete with Kawasaki variable displacement, tandem axis piston pumps make this one of the leading machines in the 14 t category.

With the finished machine weighing in at 17,700 kg (39,000 lb), with a total reach of 8 m (26 ft).

This comprises a 4.6 m (15 ft) boom and 3 m (10 ft) arm. Other additional specifications Molson have put on this custom built unit include 700 mm (27 in) steel tracks fitted with bolt on rubber blocks to prevent damage to concreted yards. A revising fan to keep the engine running perfectly in a typically dusty environment.

For operator and working environment safety Molson has fitted a front screen guard, boom and arm check valves, white noise travel alarm, blue strobes and a green seat belt beacon in addition to the standard orange working beacon. The final addition of a rotation circuit allows full operation of the NPK DG14 selector grab.

Molson Green will be exhibiting the machine at the RWM exhibition in Birmingham, United Kingdom, on September 12 and 13.

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