[Job Story] Hyundai HX520L Excavator at Work in Carrara Marble Quarry

Alba Ventura, a company operating in the marble quarrying sector, has bought the HX520L excavator from Toscomeccanica, the Hyundai Construction Equipment Dealer for the region of Tuscany. This impressive 52-tonne excavator replaces a model of the same capacity, and is working flat out in the Carrara quarry where high-quality marbles, such as White Cattani Marble, are extracted.

High power, a high degree of stability, and maximum efficiency –these are the winning cards that the Hyundai HX520L excavator immediately puts on a show in the marble basin of Colonnata at Carrara.

“From the first days of operation in our marble quarry, the Hyundai excavator showed what it was made of –a powerful machine, but also sensitive and precise in its movements; a true champion born to dominate the terrain, whatever the type”, said Roberto Vernazza, owner of Alba Ventura.

Powered by the Scania DC13 084A 6-cylinder, 12.7 liters, Stage IVengine, which delivers an output of 316 kW, the HX520L excavator guarantees excellent energy efficiency combined with high-level performance. In order to optimize performance in the toughest operating conditions, HCE has equipped the excavator with cutting edge technologies: the Eco Indicator, a system capable of giving immediate feedback on fuel efficiency while the machine is operating; IPC (Intelligent Power Control), a function that regulates the hydraulic pumps based on the work environment and selects speed mode, balance mode or higher efficiency in order to adapt machine performance. Furthermore, the new variable power control increases performance, whatever the operating environment.

“We are very happy with the HX520L excavator. In our quarry, we needed a new machine to replace an old model of the same capacity. So we contacted the dealer in Massarosa, Toscomeccanica, who has provided us with assistance service for years in a professional and timely manner. In this case, too, they supported us by immediately identifying a model which would meet our expectations”, noted Roberto Vernazza.

The real value of the HX520L excavator lies in its durability and strength. The solid structure of the upper and lower frame, able to withstand external impact and to work with large loads, as well as the performance accessories verified by rigorous testing, further show the true value of the HX Series is challenging operating environments such as quarries, as well as guarantee better productivity.

Reduced noise, low vibration, and an ergonomic design make the cabin space more comfortable and pleasant. The advantages in terms of comfort include a spacious cabin, clear controls, excellent visibility, and high-performance air conditioning.

The standard suspension seat, adjustable for height and weight, has a headrest and an armrest, which is also adjustable. There is an emergency engine stop at the base of the seat. With its focus on operator safety and comfort, the HX520L excavator allows quick, safe inspection of the instruments at all times, providing its operators with an optimal work environment.

“In addition to being a robust, powerful machine, the Hyundai HX520L excavator offers longer maintenance intervals and greater ease of maintenance, reducing workshop time to a minimum. In addition, the maintenance areas are easy to access and the grease points are centralized. Not to mention that the high-performance oil filter extends the change interval to 500 hours. These are surely the key aspects for our customers, who need to keep machine downtime to an absolute minimum”, said Claudio Bacci, owner of Hyundai Construction Equipment dealership Toscomeccanica. 

Chiara De Paoli
Editor at HeavyQuip Magazine and International Operations Manager for V22 Media