Taylor Lindsey invests in performance with their first Hyundai Excavator
Taylor Lindsey is an award-winning property development and construction company based in the historic City of Lincoln. Established in 1945, the company has some of the best located and most prominent development sites in the area. The business has designed and built commercial properties for a wide range of local, regional and national companies.
Managing Director, James Taylor said, “We specialise in well-built, traditional homes on some of the best located sites in Lincoln and the surrounding areas, and we have been building new homes for over 70-years.”
To assist the company with its extensive development programme is a fleet of 60 construction machines – the company’s latest investment is a 14-tonne HX140L, which was purchased through Hyundai dealer Willowbrook Plant, based in Corby, Northamptonshire.
Willowbrook Plant Sales Manager, Martin Lewis commented on the deal he said, “Taylor Lindsey has run competitor’s machines for several decades. They were looking for a new 14-tonne machine to upgrade its existing fleet- and after involving numerous manufacturers machines during demonstrations – they made the commercial decision purchase the Hyundai HX140 machine through Willowbrook.”
Martin added, “This machine has now been working on site for a number of weeks and the feedback from the operator is very positive.”
“It was the specification and performance of the HX140L which lead us to buy the machine,” reported James. “These were the main reasons for choosing Hyundai over other brands we demonstrations of. I particularly liked the push button start and the layout of the cab, which is designed and built for comfort. The machine is also simple to operate and has excellent safety features. The weight to power ratio is also very good and it’s very fuel efficient.”
James added, “The operators have also given the Hyundai machine the thumbs up and have praised its performance and operator comfort.”
“We have worked with Willowbrook Plant in the past and have bought other machines from the company – we find that they offer a very good service and provide prompt attention. Based on the performance of the HX140L – we will be buying more Hyundai machines in the future.” Concluded James.
The Hyundai HX140L
The HX140 L is a 14-metric-ton model, powered by a Perkins 1204F Stage IV engine rated at 116 hp (87 kW). It achieves a maximum dig depth of just over 22 feet and a maximum digging reach of 32 feet nine inches.
Features include an eight-inch interactive, adjustable, touchscreen cluster-monitor in the cab. The monitor includes haptic remote control which provides easier operator accessibility and better ergonomics. The haptic remote control delivers reactive, tactile sensations using vibrations and pulses to guide the operator through menu selections. Stage IV engine technologies, a more efficient vertically stacked cooling design, efficient electronic fan clutch, and hydraulic system innovations, on the Hyundai HX140L, contribute to an overall fuel efficiency improvement of up to 10% compared with previous models.
An improved hydraulic system includes an innovative Boom Float mode for better grading control, Fine Swing mode for improved load control when swinging, and up to 13-percent faster cycle speeds than previous models.
The HX140L also features IPC (Intelligent Power Control) computer-aided power optimisation based on load demand, and Eco Breaker mode for selectable pump flow and improved fuel consumption, when working with Hyundai hydraulic breakers and many other attachments. The combination of faster cycle times and more power result in productivity increases of up to five percent.
Enhanced reliability features on the HX140L include reinforced longer-life pins and bushings, coupled with wear-resistant polymer shims, and newly designed cab shock mounts with dual shock absorption, for reduced vibration and noise and improved operator comfort.