Product feature: Hidromek HMK230LC H4

By: Steve Atkinson, Photography by: DOWs Library

The HMK230LC H4 excavator comes in at the top end of mid-sized machines and can offer operators exceptional performance and efficiency

The Hidromek HMK230LC H4 has a max dig depth of 6730mm

Founded in 1978, Hidromek is a leading global manufacturer of construction machinery, with its headquarters located in Turkey. Over the years, Hidromek has become known for its innovative and high-quality products, including its popular HMK series excavators.

The Hidromek HMK230LC H4 has a standard operating weight of 23,400kg

With a standard operating weight of 23,400kg, the HMK230LC H4 excavator comes in at the top end of mid-sized machines and can offer operators exceptional performance and efficiency.

Power for the HMK230LC H4 is provided by a 128kW(172hp)@2000rpm Isuzu engine

Equipped with a powerful 172hp (129kW) @ 2000rpm Isuzu engine and Kawasaki hydraulic pumps, it’s designed to handle tough tasks with ease.

One of the standout features of the HMK230LC H4 excavator is its advanced electronic control system, enabling the correct power to be on tap when required.

Servicing points are grouped in easy-to-reach areas

This allows for precise and smooth operation, ensuring maximum efficiency and minimal fuel consumption. With its load-sensing hydraulic system, the HMK230LC H4 can adapt itself to the required power for each individual task, resulting in reduced fuel consumption and increased productivity.

Magnum Equipment can arrange the fitting of third party attachments and systems

Fitted with double auxiliary piping as standard, attachments can be easy to set up and use with the high oil flow provided by the Kawasaki pumps.

Operator comfort is a key feature of Hidromek excavators

In addition to its impressive performance, the HMK230LC H4 excavator also prioritises operator comfort. The spacious cabin is ergonomically designed and equipped with air conditioning, providing a comfortable working environment even in harsh weather conditions.

The cab also has excellent visibility, allowing the operator to have a clear view of their surroundings at all times. Also, fitted as standard are double windscreen wipers and drop-down curtains that are fully adjustable to help eliminate sun glare.

Magnum Equipment founder and director Liam Field (left) and Hidromek export area manager Bahadir Yilmaz

"One of the continual comments we get about the Hidromeks is their high build quality," says Magnum Equipment founder and director Liam Field.

"This comes from using quality steel that’s heavier than every other popular brand out there, which includes heavy-duty undercarriages right through to the steel that’s used in the cab and doors. This is all plainly visible to anyone comparing different brands."

Bucket force for the HMK230LC H4 is 159kN

Safety is another top priority for Hidromek, and the HMK230LC H4 excavator is no exception. It comes equipped with a range of safety features, including a ROPS/FOPS certified cab, rearview camera system, and automatic engine shut-off in case of emergency.

These features not only protect the operator but also those working on the site.
Furthermore, Hidromek’s commitment to sustainability is evident in the design and production of the HMK230LC H4 excavator.

The machine is designed with eco-friendly materials and has a low carbon footprint, making it an environmentally responsible choice for any construction project.

The HMK230LC H4 excavator has proven to be a reliable and efficient machine, gaining popularity among construction companies worldwide, particularly in New Zealand and Australia. Its excellent performance, advanced features, and commitment to sustainability help make it a top choice for any construction project.

"This model has been popular with businesses that want to put a top operator into something different that they can make their own office," says Liam.

"Operators tell me they’re powerful, impressive to use, give a top-class finish, and leave them not as fatigued as previous excavators they’ve operated."

In conclusion, the Hidromek HMK230LC H4 excavator is a powerful and versatile machine that can handle various tasks with ease. With its innovative technology, operator comfort, and safety features, it’s a valuable addition to any construction site.

Hidromek’s dedication to quality and sustainability makes the HMK230LC H4 excavator not only an excellent choice for construction companies but also for the environment.

Hidromek HMK230LC H4  specifications

Operating weight 23,400kg  
Engine Isuzu AI 4HK1X 
Power 128kw(172hp) @2000rpm  
Max torque 677Nm@1600rpm  
Emission system Tier 3  
Main pump

2 x variable displacement axial piston pumps  

Max pump oil flow 2 x 231L/min  
Max travel speed

High 5,8km/h
Low 3,8km/h  

Bucket digging force 159kN  

Max digging reach
(2.9m arm) 9970mm  

Max dig depth 6730mm  
Max dump height 6950mm  
Min swing radius 3520mm  

For more information, contact Liam Field at 021 334 098 or Luke Field at 021 988 223 or visit

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