Hyundai introduces 9A series compact excavators in U.S.

This Hyundai R35Z-9A compact excavator is one of six Tier 4 Final-compliant models that recently became available in North America.This Hyundai R35Z-9A compact excavator is one of six Tier 4 Final-compliant models that recently became available in North America.

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas recently began delivering its new 9A series of Tier 4 Final-compliant compact excavators throughout the United States and Canada.

The machines range from 1.7 to 8.2 metric tons and include the mini R17Z-9A, R25Z-9A, R35Z-9A, R55-9A and R60CR-9A models and the midi R80CR-9A model.

“The new Hyundai 9A series compact excavators are all about bringing big power to small spaces,” said Corey Rogers, marketing manager for Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas. He said Hyundai’s landscaping customers “will appreciate the hefty power, durability and reliability of these compact machines, along with their ability to work productively in confined spaces.”

The new Hyundai 9A series models R17Z-9A and R25Z-9A are powered by Kubota engines. The R35Z-9A, R55-9A, R60CR-9A and R80CR-9A are powered by Yanmar engines. The product line gives contractors a choice of models in each of six weight classes: 1.7, 2.5, 3.5, 5.5, 6.0 and 8.2 metric tons.

The cabs on the Hyundai 9A series machines are all TOPS, ROPS and FOPS certified. Other safety features include optional boom and arm cylinder locks, as well as an optional overload alarm.

An optional lever pattern change valve on the R25Z-9A and R35Z-9A models allows joystick control to be changed from SAE to ISO pattern, depending on operator preference. The advanced LCD cluster on the Hyundai R55-9A, R60CR-9A and R80CR-9A allows the operator to select other machine preferences. The same monitor also displays information for all onboard electronic devices.

“Innovative hydraulic system technologies make the 9A series compact excavators fast, smooth and easy to control,” Rogers said.

The boom swing function on the 9A series compact excavators is designed for efficient work in congested areas. The boom can be offset left or right. Zero-tail swing on the Hyundai R17Z-9A, R25Z-9A and R35Z-9A allows operators to work near buildings, in single lanes on roadways or in other confined settings. The variable undercarriage on the R17Z-9A, which can be adjusted to between 3 feet 3 inches and 4 feet 3 inches, enables this most compact machine in the line to work in even the tightest limited-space work environments.

For more information about the new Hyundai 9A series line of compact excavators, visit to locate a Hyundai dealer in your area.

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