The HL740-9A joins Hyundai’s new lineup of 9A series wheel loaders, which can be used for applications that include construction, demolition and recycling, utility, and agriculture.

The model is built with a 156 hp Cummins interim Tier 4 QSB6.7 engine.  The engine offers advanced electronic controls and a self-diagnostic system. The combination of a high-pressure common rail system and an advanced in-cylinder combustion technology results in increased power, improved transient response, and reduced fuel consumption, according to the company. 

The HL740-9A loader has a fully automatic transmission.  It contains a new clutch control with minimal shifting shock. The HL740-9A model is designed to allow the operator to customize the machine’s engine power, automatic transmission, shift time, and clutch cut-off activation based on the job condition and personal preference. Three engine power modes are available for ultimate flexibility including power, standard, and economy. There are also four transmission power shift modes including manual, light, normal, and heavy.

The HL740-9A is available in an extended reach (XTD) model for jobs where a higher dump height is a necessity, such as loading high-sided trucks and hoppers and stockpiling material. The loader is also available in a tool carrier (TM) model, which offers parallel lift, and is ideal for tasks such as pallet handling and pipe laying. 

The redesigned cab provides operators with a wider field view due to a rounded front windshield and larger door glass. Other features include increased cooling and heating capacity with an automatic climate control system, a tilting and telescopic steering column, an adjustable wrist rest for reduced operating stress, multiple storage compartments, an AM/FM radio with MP3 interface, a USB input, and hands-free Bluetooth. An improved ladder with 20-degree incline and large, deep tread, aluminum cast steps is also provided for safer entering and exiting of the cab.

The 5.7-inch touch screen LCD color monitor with adjustable swivel allows users to control the machine. Boom kick-out and bucket position can be adjusted through overhead switches while viewing the settings through the screen. The LCD monitor is also functional as a rearview backup camera.

The HL740-9A features the Hi-mate Remote Management System, which allows operators and dealer service personnel to access a machine’s vital service and diagnostic information from anywhere with internet access. Hi-mate users can remotely monitor daily reports outlining a machine’s location, working hours, fuel consumption, and any periodical maintenance needed.

HL740-9A Series HL740-9A HL740XTD-9A HL740TM-9A
Operating Weight kg(lbs) 12,700 (28,000) 13,000 (28,660) 13,300 (29,320)
New Power kW(hp)@rpm 156 (116)@2,100 156 (116)@2,100 156 (116)@2,100
Breakout Force kg(lbs) 11,250 (24,800) 11,090 (24,450) 10,830 (23,880)
Bucket Capacity m3(yd3) 2.3 (3.0) 2.3 (3.0) 2.3 (3.0)