Hyundai Construction Equipment India Pvt Ltd (HCEIPL), the manufacturers of technically advanced excavators in India, has launched the R80-7 Salt - India’s first excavator solely designed for salt application. Designed & manufactured at its plant in Pune, the excavator is being produced specifically for Indian customers.

Anti-rust coating, exclusive bucket for salt application and less ground bearing pressure are the key features of the excavator. The excavator is studded with other important specifications like:

  • Anti-Rust Coating - Machine is fully coated with resin based rust preventive material
  • Exclusive Bucket - 0.7 cubic metre bucket for salt application
  • Wider Track Shoe - 600mm track show with less ground bearing pressure
  • Casted Counterweight - Solid dead weight that does not blister due to rusting
  • Sealed Electric Connectors - IP69 fully sealed connectors with no terminal rusting
  • Track Tension - Spring coated with special purpose elastic paint.

HCEIPL’s managing director Ki Young Kong says, “In the past 3 years Hyundai has witnessed rapid growth in the excavator business largely due to the world-class products produced and the quality of service offered. Gujarat is an integral part of our growth strategy for the Western region. We like to introduce new products in the market and continuously strive to delight our customers. I am confident that the introduction of R80-7 Salt excavator will be well accepted by our customers here.”

HCEIPL’s general manager - Sales and Marketing Dheeraj Panda says, “The market for salt excavators is in its evolving stage. With the launch of R80-7 Salt - India’s first excavator exclusively designed for salt application - we intend to append our product line. Currently Hyundai has a healthy 20% market share across all models. With the launch of R80-7 Salt we are targeting to expand the market in the salt segment and develop a unique identity to this segment by 2014.”

The R80-7 Salt excavator is well equipped to minimize fuel consumption by 15% and maintenance costs by 25%. Hyundai excavators are gaining popularity in all the segments in India, be it Mining, Infrastructure, Power, Irrigation or General excavation.

Hyundai’s 21 tonnage excavators are popular in their segment and known for their technologically advanced features. Hyundai has more than 29 dealerships across India and more than 100 3S touch points to serve customers within 12 hours.

Hyundai Construction Equipment India Pvt Ltd, which is based at Chakan, near Pune in Maharashtra, is a subsidiary of Hyundai Heavy Industries, Korea. It has grown to a position of strength in four years since its inception in 2008.

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