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Hidromek launches HMK 635 WL wheeled loader

New heavy-duty machine offers fast cycle times and high production rates in quarries, concrete plants and industrial applications

Hidromek has launched its new HMK 635 WL wheeled loader designed for shorter cycle times and increased productivity, with an operating weight of 20.6t and a 3.5m3 capacity bucket.

The Turkish equipment maker said the new machine is a heavy-duty type loader powered by a Stage-5 engine developing 282hp and 1200Nm of torque. Amng the main features of the model is that it saves fuel “under all conditions owing to the high torque at even low rpms”.

The HMK 635 WL offers “high breakout power and excellent control capability in severe working areas” such as quarries, concrete plants and industrial applications, and “fully meets the expectations of its users such as high performance, durability, low fuel consumption, versatility, operator comfort and safety”, said Hidromek.

The HMK 635 WL has a five-forward and three-reverse powershift transmission, making shifting gears smooth and quick. The model’s TIPSHIFT function enables changing direction quickly by pressing a single key without using the gear lever when the machine is moving forward or backward while loading. This increases productivity and ensures safe operation without losing control of the steering, says Hidromek.

The new wheeled loader is high manoeuvrable in narrow areas due to its articulation angle of 40°, which further allows work to be completed in a short time.v Durability is high, says the manufacturer, owing to heavy-duty construction and sensitive quality-control processes at Hidromek’s productoin facilities.

In terms of operator comfort, the HMK 635 WL has a panoramic cab for a wide field of vision and excellent insulation against noise. It also comes with a heated and adjustable air-suspension operator seat, a fully automatic A/C system, a kickdown button for downshifting and a touch control panel -offering a comfortable working environment. Ergonomically placed ventilation grilles in the cabin also help in providing a comfortable anf safe working environment, minimising fogging on the windows.

The maintenance and service ponts on the HMK 635 WL are easy to access from ground level, enabling fuelling up and battery maintenance operations to be performed easily. The cab can be manually tilted to 35° with a jack and the bonnet can be tilted to 80° with the aid of an electric actuator, which makes access to the engine assembly easier.

Radiator cleaning can be easily done whenever required, thanks to an aerodynamic cooling fan that reverses automatically or manually. This feature provides an advantage when working in dusty and covered areas, said Hidromek.

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