Wheel Loaders


As soon as you settle into the seat of the HL980, you’re in a different world. The right technologies have been carefully selected to offer you better comfort and safety. The tough exterior is enhanced with strengthening features for added durability.

31000 kg


283 kW

Technical details


Product information

With the highest horsepower, tipping capacity and breakout force in the Hyundai wheel loader line up, the HL980 is a heavy-duty performer that is agile and smooth despite its size. Designed for the largest material handling applications, the HL980 is ideal for work in quarries, mines, demolition, and industrial operations. Multiple cab improvements make your work easier and more comfortable. With best-in-class visibility, you'll see your work better. You'll remain comfortable with automatic air conditioning, an improved steering column, and ergonomically placed FnR joystick controls. 

An efficient cooling system features an all-aluminium reversible fan, rubber mounts that reduce vibration, and optional an axle cooler that prevents the oil temperature from rising to dangerously high levels. Monitor your Hyundai HL980 and manage maintenance to reduce operating costs with Hyundai HiMate. 

Up to 8% Greater productivity based on the 4th gear

Up to 10% More fuel-efficient in truck loading

4 dB Reduction in cabin noise

Protect your co-works and equipment!

“A safe site is also a productive site. A clear view of the machinery and people around me gives me extra reassurance and helps me to work more efficiently!”

Take a closer look

Learn all about the performance, reliability and comfort features.

Eco Pedal

An Eco Pedal allows you to switch the power operating range easily within the optimal fuel consumption range.

Engine Auto Shutdown

This option ensures that the engine shuts down automatically when the machine is at rest to cut fuel consumption and prevent unnecessary emissions.

Automatic/manual Weighing System

The highly accurate automatic/manual cumulative weighing system helps you to manage production more efficiently in any environment. For maximum precision, weighing error icons and a two-colour weight value indicator are displayed on the monitor.

Ride Control System

A ride control system with piston accumulator is available as an option. This reduces pitching of the wheel loader body and bucket for more stable and comfortable operation, as well as reduced spillage.

Tilt-back engine hood

The tilt-back engine hood is fully retractable and can be opened electrically for easy access to the sealed engine room and cooling room. The engine room is designed to prevent the possibility of fire caused by the inflow of foreign materials.

Cabin Comfort

The large, comfortable seat with a headrest and fully adjustable armrests. Cabin space is increased by integrating the attachment control levers in the armrest, which also makes operation more comfortable. An air suspension seat and seat heating are available as options.