New cabs with enhanced operator comfort
Quiet, safe and comfortable, and 10% larger as well – the new cab with roll-over protective (ROPS) and falling-object protective (FOPS) structures and fully adjustable driver seat provides the vehicle operator with an ergonomic and very pleasant workplace. The cab has a high level of soundproofing and uses state-of-the-art noise-reducing technology to ensure maximum quiet during work in noisy environments such as gravel pits and waste dumps. The new air-conditioning system maximises the heating or cooling performance with optimised air flow within the cab. The electro-hydraulic joystick enables simple control of the accessories, which benefits productivity and reduces fatigue.
An infotainment system is provided for the operator's comfort and pleasure. Operating the seven-inch monitor is similar to using a smartphone display. The display is also larger than in the previous models, and easy to read. The audio system, including the radio, has an integrated Bluetooth hands-free device and a built-in microphone with which the driver in the cab can receive and make phone calls. The infotainment system also offers the operator the means of using the Miracast wireless communication standard, which enables the operator to use the WLAN of his or her smartphone to put the functions of the mobile phone on the large screen – including navigation, Internet access, and playing videos and music. All HL-series wheel loaders are optionally available with joystick steering.
Soft end stop
The touchscreen monitor and electro-hydraulically controlled levers are used to adjust the soft end stop, bucket priority and stop position for the boom arms and bucket.
The soft end stop reduces impacts and vibrations when an attachment approaches the end of its travel and provides impact-free "arrival" by automatically reducing the speed of movement at this point. This function can be deactivated at the monitor.
Precision weighing system
All models of the HL900 series are fitted with a weighing system. This system offers automatic and manual settings, and weighs individual bucket loads and total load weights within an accuracy range of +/-1%.