New Huddig backhoes redesigned ‘from scratch’
By Leila Steed24 February 2022
Sweden’s Huddig has launched two new backhoe loaders for European and North American markets.
The diesel-powered Huddig 1370 and the hybrid Huddig 1370T are the first of a new generation of machines.
“Redesigned almost from scratch”, the models are available in City, Cable and Rail versions to suit urban, industrial and railway applications.
Lars Lindahl, CEO of Huddig AB, said, “We are now entering a whole new era. From now on, customers will choose between diesel and hybrid power in every segment.
“For us, it is natural to shoulder our responsibility in the green transition. This also means new opportunities for the entire industry, given the emerging focus on sustainability.”
The diesel-powered 1370 has a Stage V six-cylinder Cummins engine and can run on HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil) fuel, and its 1370T sister machine incorporates Huddig’s Tigon hybrid technology.
The 1370T has a Cummins four-cylinder diesel engine alongside an electric drive and a 44kWh battery, which means the model produces both low levels of noise and low emissions.
The hybrid 1370T can be charged overnight from a mains source or via a plug-in-option for stationary work and charging. It can operate for up to 2 hours or travel for 20km on battery power alone.
Daniel Myrgren, Huddig Marketing and Sales Manager, said, “We have considered sustainability in everything. The color of Tigon is inspired by the sea, which for us reflects purity and sustainability.”
“Environmental requirements are set at both national and global levels. This increases the demand for our customers to deliver sustainable construction services. This, in turn, generates a strong demand for our machines, especially for the Huddig 1370T.”
Both the hybrid 1370T and the 1370 also have a redesigned excavator arm and an updated operator cab, with a more comfortable seat, a USB socket, Bluetooth and a RAM mount for smart devices.
Unlike the arm on the 1260E predecessor machine, it has a reach of 7.2m, a lift height over 4.3m and a slewing torque output of 51kN.
Per-Olof Jonsson, Project Manager, said, “The increased lifting height makes the 1370-models optimized for loading trucks. Combined with the increased lifting power, there are great opportunities for improvements in productivity.
“In pure numbers this means, among other things, 20% increased lifting power and as much as 40% increased slewing power, which facilitates planning with the backhoe unit.”