SDLG enjoys record wheel loader sales in India

Shandong Lingong Machinery Company reported double-digit growth with its three wheel loader models in India last year

SDLG sells three wheel loader models in India, with the LG958L in the five-tonne class being the most popular unit.
SDLG sells three wheel loader models in India, with the LG958L in the five-tonne class being the most popular unit.

Shandong Lingong Machinery Company (SDLG) saw double-digit growth in its wheel loader sales in India last year, which contributed to making it another record-breaking year for SDLG in the country.

The Chinese brand has served the Indian market since 2008, and nine years into its operations in the market, the company has seen its sales volumes reach seven times those of its first year.

Currently the company sells three wheel loader models in India, with the LG958L in the five-tonne class being the most popular unit and a perfect option for dockside applications, as well as mining and general loading duties.

From SDLG’s range of motor graders, the 16-tonne G9190 is a popular choice for Indian road building projects. Over the past several years, these machines have contributed to improved profitability for the owners, thanks to their low maintenance costs and fast return on investment.

The future also looks bright, as India’s construction industry continues to target the government’s ambitious goal of building 30km of new road a day, creating ongoing demand for quality road building equipment.

“SDLG machines have proven to be reliable and cost effective on road projects across India,” said Sanu George, business head, SDLG India. “The trust our road building customers have in us will most likely to transfer to other sectors. In future, we expect to see our machines used in quarries or other applications.”

To build on its strong momentum in India, SDLG unveiled two further machines last year, a three-tonne wheel loader, the L933, and a 12-tonne motor grader, the G9138. Both were introduced at bauma Conexpo India this past December and received with enthusiasm by customers.

Equipped with a Weichai WP6G125E331 turbocharged engine designed together with Deutz, the L933 delivers 92 kW at 2,300 rpm and can manage a range of material handling tasks with ease.

With an overall working weight of 10,200–10,250 kg, the machine can deliver up to 96 kN of breakout and traction force, while its steep 45-degree dump angle and high 45-degree bucket rollback allows for more efficient load carrying and quicker cycle times.

The G9138, meanwhile, is designed to satisfy the need for smaller and lighter equipment for narrower road constructions, as India boosts its national road network.

With an overall working weight of 12,100 kg, the G9138 is powered by a Deutz BF4M1013-15T3R/2 engine that delivers 111 kW at 2100 rpm. Complemented by a ZF 6WG 158 transmission, the G9138 can reach maximum forward and backward speeds of 39 km/h and 24.5 km/h respectively. It can deliver up to 75.4 kN of traction force.

With these two additions joining its range of proven and popular workhorses, SDLG is now well-set to enjoy another year of success in 2017.

With a dealer network of 14 well-established partner companies, the brand will continue to deliver on its commitment to provide first-class machines and service to its customers across India.

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