SDLG wheel loaders in India

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Chinese construction firm SDLG has announced it is to present its latest wheel loader at this year’s Bauma ConExpo India, which takes place next month. The five ton-rated vehicle will be on display at the Bauma ConExpo India trade fair, which takes place at the HUDA Ground in Delhi on December 11-14.

Addressing high demand for the machines on the subcontinent, the L946 for the Indian market which was introduced last year at Excon in December 2017 features a larger bucket capacity, heavier operating weight and an updated cooling design system.

“With the Indian government continuing to invest in infrastructure, the new wheel loader will be a great fit for heavy-load applications such as material handling, land clearing and general earthmoving,” said Surat Mehta, head of the SDLG business in India.

Alongside the new loader, SDLG will also display the G9138 motor grader and the L946 wheel loader. The G9138 motor grader is the smaller of two motor grader models that SDLG offers in the region and is ideal for construction of smaller municipal or rural roads. The G9138 is powered by a Deutz BF4M1013-15T3R/2 engine that has an output of 111kW at 2100rpm and can reach maximum 39km/h (forward) and 24km/h (backward) speeds.

SDLG launched the L946 wheel loader at Excon in December 2017. It features a maximum 3.5m³ bucket capacity, a maximum 1m dumping distance and a 129kW rated power. Since 2015, the construction industry in India has grown and Mehta expects the trend to continue.

“For wheel loaders, SDLG has a strong market position in the 3- to 5-ton range, and we plan to further strengthen our position. For motor graders, there is potential to grow our customer base as well, with road construction activity levels remaining high in India,” Mehta said.

Bauma ConExpo India 2018 is organized by Messe München and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers and 650 exhibitors from 30 countries are expected at this year’s event.

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