Chinese OEM sets sights on US construction market

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SDLG, one of China’s largest construction OEMs, has launched its largest wheel loader to the North American market. The L959F machine is a Tier 4 Final upgrade on its predecessor, the LG959, and features a 3.3m3 capacity bolt-on edge bucket, as well as a Deutz-SDLG SD80F engine.

“SDLG makes ‘value’ machines for customers that need quality equipment for their applications, but not necessarily the cutting-edge technological features that premium brands feature,” said Nick Tullo, sales manager for SDLG North America.

“But that doesn’t mean they don’t want options that are more environmentally friendly, so the L959F completes our transition to a complete range of Tier 4 final engines.”

Additional features
In addition to the Tier 4 Final rating, the vehicle includes several other enhancements, including LED work lights and rearview camera as standard, a cab that is twice as large as the outgoing model and a joystick that has forward, neutral and reverse directions as well as a first gear kickdown on the trigger finger.

“This wheel loader shines with its stability and durability, and its strong breakout force makes it ideal for jobs like sand and gravel loading, residential or commercial building, or more unique jobs like car handling,” Tullo explained.

“With a variety of attachments available, the L959F is suitable for a wide range of applications.”

The L959F is now available and is backed by a 12-month, 2,000-hour warranty. SDLG’s entire dealer network in the region will offer the wheel loader.

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