John Deere Releases G-Series of Large-Frame Skid steer, Compact Track Loaders

John-Deere-330G.jpgJohn Deere one of the globally known Construction, agricultural and forestry machinery makers,  releases the new G-series of large-frame skid steers Loaders 330G, 332G and compact track loaders 331G, 333G.  These machines were inspired by extensive feedback from its customers looking for more productivity, better visibility and simplified service to remain competitive in their businesses.

Company also added a host of new features to make the large-frame G-Series machines easier to run and maintain on jobs of every scale.

The biggest improvement on the large-frame G-Series is the refined vertical-lift loader boom design that rise higher, reaches farther and lifts more for quicker and easier loading. Height to hinge pin is 11 feet, enabling operators to easily load dump trucks, feed mixers, fill hoppers and everything in between. The company believes customers will also appreciate the new lift path that extends an additional six inches from the machine.

Contractors, landscapers, farmers, rental professionals and other equipment owners who understand the value of compact equipment can now expect even more power, productivity and uptime on the job with the new G-series equipment.

“Demand for compact machines that maximize productivity and uptime at low daily operating costs is growing, and John Deere is growing with it by adding powerful new options to our G-Series lineup, like the new large-frame skid steers and compact track loaders”, said Mr. Gregg Zupancic, product marketing manager, John Deere Construction and Forestry.

The large frames also serve up substantially greater boom and bucket breakout forces. In fact, they have horsepower that is comparable to a small backhoe loader or crawler, and they also work comfortably in tight quarters, so operators can accomplish more with less machine. Increased rated operating capacities of up to 3,700 lbs. give these models the muscle needed to master heavy loads, coupled with a breakout force that has been increased by 40 percent to make lifting heavy loads easier, said the company in an official release.

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Increased auxiliary hydraulic flow and power on the large frames means customers can make the most of an even broader range of attachments for a wide variety of work. Universal Quik-Tatch enables you to go from bucket to forks and more in just seconds. Generous standard and optional high-flow auxiliary hydraulics also let you effortlessly run powered attachments, such as hydraulic hammers, cold planers, mulching heads and trenchers. All auxiliary hydraulic lines and wiring on new machines are now routed through the boom where they’re more protected and out of the operator’s Sightline.

The company further says another key uptime improvement on the G-Series large-frame machines is the integration of John Deere WorkSight, an exclusive suite of telematics solutions that increases uptime while lowering operating costs. At its heart, JDLink Ultimate machine monitoring provides real-time data and health prognostics to suggest maintenance solutions that decrease costly downtime. Remote diagnostics enable a dealer to read codes, record performance data and even update software without a trip to the job site.

Company made several other enhancements to these compact G-Series machines. 

Source: Information has been obtained from company’s press release

Here’s How Passage of GST Bill Will Drive Material Handling Equipment Market

After Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill passed in the Parliament, the e-commerce and logistics companies will now need huge numbers of warehouses across the country, which will lead to fetch huge investment to set-up number of warehouses in the country. The demands of warehousing in the country have increased in last few years after the emergence of e-commerce business.

As we know, rising number of warehousing will require huge amount of material handling equipment for placing and carrying the goods to one place to another and avoids the damages. Therefore rising number of warehousing in the country will drive further demand of material handling products and manufacturers are likely to see better sales in coming years as more warehouses will start coming up in India.

Passage of GST Bill will now encourage e-commerce, manufacturing companies, Logistics companies to shift to advanced and big size of warehouses across the country. As government allowed 100% FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) in warehouses, would also encourage the foreign players to get into the construction of warehousing. Earlier warehousing was only limited to metro and big cities, now the demand would shift to tier-II and tier-III cities as well, which could lift the sale of popular material handling equipment like Forklift, Conveyors and other.

Property consultant JLL India’s report said, “The existing, top warehousing hubs are Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Ahmedabad. These eight city hubs put together had a cumulative supply of organised Grade-A and Grade-B warehousing space of around 97 million sq ft in 2015 and this is expected to grow to around 116 million sq ft by the end of 2016.”

It further adds GST will result in emergence of new hubs like Belgaum, Bhubaneshwar, Coimbatore, Goa, Guwahati, Indore, Jaipur, Kolhapur, Lucknow/ Kanpur, Ludhiana, Nagpur, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Vapi and Vijayawada.

Last month, Amazon India has opened its biggest fulfilment centre in Sonipat, Haryana, the warehouse covers the area of 200,000 sq. ft, and this is Amazon India’s 22nd warehouse in the country. Recently Mr. Ram Vilas Paswan, Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & public Distribution announced that Central Railside Warehouse Company (CRWC) has planned 10 new warehouses at rail heads. The more warehousing comes up in the country, the sale of material handling products will jump.

As per the media reports, Asia’s leading provider of sustainable urban solutions company, Ascendas-Singbridge Group planned to put separate fund to invest in warehousing segment in India. The company would set up Logistics Park on 50 to 100 acres of land in the vicinity of major cities. There were also reports that, Dutch pension fund manager APG and U.S based company Warburg Pincus are also planning to invest in modern warehouses in India, the investment in warehousing indicate the future requirement of equipment in India in coming years.

Due to rising number of warehousing in India, various material handling products such as Forklift, Conveyors, Stacker, Hand pallet truck, electric towing truck, Movable Dock, Crane, Shelves and other different machinery sell would jump in near future.

As per the report of CARE Ratings, the Indian logistic industry is projected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 15-20% during FY16-FY20, the rapid expansion of logistics industry is directly proportional to the rise of warehousing sector.

Sagarmala Programme Will Require Huge Amount of Construction Equipment

As we are aware, the demand of construction equipment only emerges when infrastructure developments occur in any country. In recent times, we have seen almost all the reports based on the demand of construction equipment projected the huge requirement of different types of construction equipment in India by keeping various infrastructure projects in mind, such as roads, ports, railway, airports, smart cities, public transportation infrastructure and others.

Government of India has launched the Sagarmala Programme with the aim of modernising port-led development in the country and exploit the potential of India’s approximately 7,500 km long coastline and 14,500km of potentially navigable waterways.

The programme involves drawing up a National Perspective Plan (NPP) for Port Modernization & New Port Development, Port Connectivity Enhancement, Port-Led Industrial Development and Coastal Community Development. As part of the NPP, total 173 projects have been initially identified across the programme objectives which will result in significant investment in maritime infrastructure, create employment, reduce logistics cost and boost merchandize exports over the next decade.

The port-led developments indicate the requirement of construction equipment in the country. The development would drive the sale of construction machinery in the country and manufacturers could see the rise in their sell in coming future.

As per the official estimates, the ambitious Sagarmala Programme will mobilize more than Rs. 4 lakh crore of investment and will be able to create 1 crore new jobs, including 40 lakh direct jobs in the next 10 years.

For Port Modernization & New Port Development, 50 projects have been identified to increase the port capacity from 1400 MMTPA to 2500 MMTPA by 2025, at an investment of Rs. 1 lakh crore. For promoting port-led industrial development, 14 Coastal Economic Zones covering all the Maritime States and Union Territories have been proposed.

To enhance the port-connectivity to the country’s production and consumption centres, 65 projects have been proposed at an investment of more than Rs. 2 lakh crore. This includes10,000 km of last mile port-connectivity infrastructure, 12 new freight expressways, heavy haul rail corridor to transport coal, new pipelines for transporting crude and petroleum products, development of prioritized inland waterways and new multi-modal logistics hubs, government said the official statement.

Last month (July 20), Union Cabinet has approved the incorporation of Sagarmala Development Company (SDC) under the Companies Act, 2013, with an initial Authorized Share Capital of Rs. 1,000 crore and a Subscribed Share Capital of Rs. 90 crore. The SDC would provide equity support to the project Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) and funding support to the residual projects under the Sagarmala Programme.

Government recently said, it has indentified six potential new ports under Sagarmala Programme are; Vadhavan in Maharashtra, Sagar Island in West Bengal, Paradip Satellite Port in Odisha, Enayam an Sirkazhi in Tamil Nadu, Belekeri in Karanataka have been identified and Duggirajupatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

As it is projected Rs. 4 lakh crore of investment mobilize under the programme, various construction equipment such as; Excavators, Backhoe loaders, Cranes, Graders, Batching plant, concrete mixer, Tippers and other different types of construction machinery demand will rise in the country.

Along with port-led development, seven Multi-Modal Logistic Parks (MMLPs) has been also proposed in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Telangana, Uttarakhand and West Bengal under Sagarmala Programme.

During recent United States visit of Mr. Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping, American ports have shown their interest to participate in the port-led development in India, which is to mobilize huge investment.

The port development will not only raise the demand of construction equipment, but also drive the sale of material handling machinery as increased port capacity will require huge amount of material handling equipment to load and unload the goods and container at the ports across the country.

Fork lift truck, Mobile crane, Conveyors, Stackers, Straddle carrier, Ship loaders, Tug-master, Container crane, Front/side loader, Bulk material handling, Automated storage and retrieval system and different other machinery sell would jump after ports will increase its existing capacity.

According Mr. Gadkari, the Sagarmala Programme could save annual logistics cost close to Rs 35,000 crore.

Forklift is One of The Versatile Materials Handling Machinery

Forklift or Fork Truck is one of the most used and versatile machine in Material Handling Equipment (MHE) segment. The Forklift used to move and lift construction and goods material in short distance at a construction site, industrial units, warehousing and across the sector.

The forklift is one of the major materials handling equipment, at construction sites; it is used for carrying various construction materials across the sites. Usage of Forklift, smoothen the work at the site and help the workers to move the material like bricks, steel and other material easily. At Warehouse and industrial unit, Forklift has proved its worth for several years, it plays a key role in loading, unloading and placing the goods items at the right place and help in avoiding the damage of the goods products.

Along with Crane, it is one of the other major used MHE at Port; it carries the container and help in loading and unloading these containers at the Port across the world. The smooth operation at Port only possible because of Forklift, it is said, this machine plays the intermediary role between huge cranes, trucks and warehouses or Logistics Park.

Many of us just understand Forklift and its general usage, but we are not aware of various types of Forklift, which are designed and made for specific work at the site. One of the most popular or common machine is Counterbalance Forklift Trucks, when we think of Forklift, many of us think of this machine, for example, when people think of Backhoe loader, they think of JCB Backhoe loader, similarly when people think of Forklift, they think of Counterbalance Forklift Trucks. This machine is available in electric, diesel and gas.

The other different forklifts are; 3 Wheel Counterbalance Forklift Trucks, Reach Trucks, Hand Pallet Trucks, Powered Pallet Trucks, Sideloaders, Teletrucks and other.

The major companies which manufacture different types of Forklift are, Godrej, Nilkamal, Escorts, Voltas Material Handling Equipment, Toyota Material Handling India, Caterpillar, Komatsu and others.

People who prefer second-hand Forklifts, should look at various online platform to buy the used Forklifts. An emerging e-commerce portal for second-hand construction equipment and material handling is www.equipmentonestop.com, which has extensive varieties of different types of equipment including forklift.

As Indian economy is growing and industrial and warehousing sector is expanding, it would help the sale of different types of Forklift in near future.

Planning to Buy Trucks, Purchase it From Rajasthan to Save Money

2048_13C580_01It is strange going to another state to buy a product despite it is available in home state, but it is happening in our own country where people from other states are going to Rajasthan to buy heavy-duty trucks. But people could only travel far to buy anything when they save money purchasing the same product from other than home state.

In last few months, Rajasthan has attracted buyers from many North Indian states, including Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and other. Buyers from these states are visiting Rajasthan to buy the trucks from here as Rajasthan government’s reduced the Value added tax (VAT) by 2% over the purchase of heavy-duty trucks, which help the buyers to save good amount of money from overall sales tax, which made Rajasthan a leading seller of trucks in recent time.

The impact of selling a number of trucks has seen in the state government’s earning in first quarter (April-June) of FY 2016-17. During the period, out of Rs 700 crore of revenues from the transport sector, a huge chunk of revenue has come from the sales of trucks, claimed an official from the state government, reported TNN.

VAT on various neighbouring states is higher than Rajasthan, which is helping transporters and other buyers from different sectors who require trucks to purchase it from Rajasthan.

As per the various media reports, State government has asked various heavy vehicle manufacturers and dealers to publicise the taxes in Rajasthan, which could attract buyers from other than north India in coming months.

If you are planning to buy new heavy-duty truck, you can approach to dealers of leading truck manufacturers like Tata Motors, Ashok Leyland, Eicher, Swaraj Mazda, Volvo, Mahindra & Mahindra and other in Rajasthan, purchasing the trucks from Rajasthan based dealers will reduce your overall cost of purchasing the truck.

If you needed used trucks, various online portals which are in the business of buying and selling of second-hand trucks and construction equipment will help you to buy trucks from Rajasthan. Among them, one of the fastest emerging and reliable portal is www.equipmentonestop.com, it will help you to bring second-hand trucks in your budget from Rajasthan and help you to bring it at your doorstep which would further save you money due to reduction in VAT.

As Indian construction equipment market has started reviving after a gap of four years (2012-2014), the sales of trucks also started reviving after a gap of four years as economy back on track and cargo movement increased in the country and rise in infrastructure, construction industry also made a positive impact on rising sales of trucks in the country.

The sale of heavy-duty trucks rose last year and expected to exceed its previous high of 2011 in coming years due to rising number of trucks in current scenario. It seems, the reduction of VAT on buying trucks in Rajasthan will attract truck buyers from various other states in coming months.

Auction of Coal Blocks to Drive The Sale of Tipper And Dump Trucks

The sale of Tipper trucks and Dump trucks are expected to rise further in the second half of this financial year as Coal India Ltd (CIL) is holding forward e-auction of coal blocks for power producers to meet the rising demand of the electricity in the country. CIL is the major producer of coal in India.

The heavy Tipper trucks and Dump trucks mainly in demand for coal mining and infrastructure projects, therefore all the major players of the country are expecting huge demand of such heavy vehicles mainly from these two sectors. Once the mining of other minerals begins, tipper sales may rise further in the future.

It is reported, Special forward e-auction of coal blocks for 2016-17 for phase III is being held this month. CIL has already prepared a roadmap to achieve the target of producing one billion tonne coal by 2020 and for this financial year, the target is set to produce 598.61 million tonnes of coal, last fiscal (2015-16), it had produced 538.75 million tonnes of coal.

The rising demand of the coal in the country, does not only show the requirement of the electricity, but it also indicates huge requirement of such heavy commercial trucks, which needed for loading and carrying the coal in massive number.

Various trucks manufacturers are coming up with new models and also working-on to expand its existing capacity of production to tap the coal sector. These truck makers are coming up with high-powered Tippers and Dump trucks that can get into deep coal mines to carry the coal.

Under the provisions of the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act, 2015, 75 coal mines (31 by way of auction and 44 by way of allotment) have been allocated so far. Mining operations have commenced and mine opening permission granted in 11 auctioned coal mines as on 20.07.2016, the government informed Parliament in recently concluded session.

Due to rising demand of heavy commercial vehicles in various sectors including Mines, Construction and Logistics, the sale of medium and heavy commercial vehicle (M&HCV) has been witnessing positive growth over the period of last one year, last fiscal (FY2015-16) M&HCV segment grew by 30% with sales of 302,373 units as compared to fiscal year (2014-15).

In the first four months (April-July) of current fiscal, 92379 units of M&HCV has been sold, during the same period in last financial year 85135 units were sold in the same segment. Society of Indian Automobile Manufactures (SIAM) said, M&HCVs has registered a growth at 14.49% during April-June period of 2016-17.

The recent sale data of M&HCVs indicate that commercial vehicles market has started reviving and as more coal mines and construction work begin, the heavy-duty Tipper and Dump trucks will get new heights in terms of sale. Manufacturers like Tata, AMW, Volvo, Eicher, Ashok Leyland, Scania, Daimler and other would get huge demand for their various products in commercial vehicle segment from mining and construction companies in coming months.

As CIL sets the target of one billion tonne of coal production over next five years, it shows the positive growth of heavy commercial vehicle, including Tipper and Dump trucks is here to stay for a long period, sell of both new and used Tipper and Dumper will see positive growth during this period.

Source: Information has been obtained from government’s release, SIAM, PTI and other media reports

Scania Develops World’s First Rollover Side Curtain Airbag for Trucks

Scania Develops World’s First Rollover Side Curtain Airbag for TrucksEuropean truck makers Scania AB has developed World’s first rollover side curtain airbag for Trucks, it gives protection for those travelling in the vehicle in the event of a rollover, one of the most serious types of truck accidents.

The rollover side curtain airbag integrated into the headliner moulding above the doors. This unique solution has never been offered previously in any truck. This widely-discussed truck generation will be unveiled on 23 August.

“The use of a seat belt is essential to allow the safety systems to do their job and to ensure that the driver is not thrown out of the cab, says Christofer Karlsson, he is responsible for the development of Scania’s crash safety system.

He further added, “Our rollover side curtain airbag – particularly when combined with the steering wheel airbag and our seat belt pretensioners – ensures that the driver and any passengers on board will have a much better chance of surviving a rollover accident in one of the new generation of Scania trucks, with far less severe consequences than would be the case in any other truck.”

The company has developed both active and passive safety features in the new truck generation, with a series of measures that protect those travelling in the cab. By offering rollover side curtain airbags, company believes there could be a significant reduction in the proportion of drivers who are killed in rollover accidents.

A common reason for trucks rolling over is that the driver is forced to carry out evasive action to avoid an oncoming vehicle or an obstruction. If the truck then ends up off the road, there is rarely sufficient load-bearing capacity, so the vehicle may topple onto its side or even roll right over at higher speeds. Advanced systems with sensors determine when and if the rollover side curtain airbags and any other airbags should be deployed; when deployed, the airbags inflate immediately.

5 Factors to Consider Before Buying Construction Equipment

5 Factors to Consider Before Buying Construction EquipmentRevival of Indian economy and rising infrastructure projects in the country motivates infrastructure and construction companies to buy new construction equipment to complete the projects. So many people must be planning to purchase new equipment due to the rising number of projects across the country.

Making right decision while buying an ideal machine which suit your project requirement is not an easy task, because heavy equipment are very costly and needed huge investment, so making right decision is very crucial at the time of purchasing equipment.

There are few things which people must consider before buying the heavy equipment.

Prefer well-known company

If you are planning to buy new equipment, the first and foremost thing you should give priority to the brand, because to become brand in any segment is not an easy job, it requires decades to win the trust of its customer. Branded companies have strong and positive track record to provide best quality of products. A company which becomes a brand after struggle of several years will not compromise with quality and using such machinery give the advantage of cutting edge. Products of such companies are very reliable when it comes to performance on the site. However, buying a machine from market leader may cost you a little extra but it could give you the assurance of best quality.

Another advantage of buying machinery from a well-known company is that, they manufacture machine such way that it requires less maintenance, which will save your regular maintenance cost. Regular maintenance does not only cost you extra money on a regular basis, but also affect your work.

Suggestion from Experts

You might be in the construction business for many years, but having technical expertise and being in the business is two different things. Experts are aware of latest trend in the market and they will suggest you the machine as per your requirement. Companies only talk about good features of the product and do not highlight the negative aspects of equipment, where experts play a crucial role helping you to understand negative aspects of the machine. Industry experts are having experience of many years, so their suggestion before buying heavy equipment will add advantage during your planning process.

Go along with expert to the showroom

It is a clever decision taking an expert along with you when going to the showroom of heavy equipment. A person who does not have much knowledge about machinery will not be able to ask fundamental questions related to the machine but expert can personally ask various question related to the products and he will be also able to check equipment personally, which could give you satisfaction before investing huge amount in particular machine.

Technology

The new technology is changing the face of construction industry, so do the work culture at a construction site. Heavy equipment with latest technology is impacting overall performance of the industry. Such machines take less time to complete the project with minimum manpower as compared to older version of the machine.

Equipment with latest technology helps in attracting more business to the contractors, such contractors get more projects, and clients prefer those contractors who are having advanced technology heavy equipment. Works in construction field get smoother and faster with the help of equipment fitted with cutting edge technologies and such machine help in completing the project on time.

Fuel Efficient machine

Heavy construction equipment adds a huge amount of cost and even after purchasing these machines. So it is always advisable to prefer the equipment which consumes less fuel, which will help you to save huge money in long term. Fuelling is one of the major cost, contractor have to bear after the purchase.

 

Tata Hitachi Launches New GI-Series of ZAXIS 370LCH Hydraulic Excavator

Tata-Hitachi-Intros-New-Hydraulic-Excavator.jpgTata Hitachi, country’s one of the leading construction equipment company has launched a new model of a Hydraulic Excavator in their latest GI series line-up. The new Hydraulic Excavator ZAXIS 370LCH rolled out from its manufacturing facility at Kharagpur, West Bengal last week.

The ZAXIS-series excavators from the Tata Hitachi address the cutting edge technology segment in the country and make it a leader in the Indian hydraulic excavator market.

The new ZAXIS 370LCH machine is powered by a reliable Japanese engine to deliver 250 PS power is built to achieve higher production in tight job schedules. The HIOS-III (The Human & Intelligent Operation System), the latest in Hydraulic Technology from Hitachi across the globe, coupled with a powerful engine, will help increase the fuel efficiency of this machine 10 percent, claims the company.

Machine operating weight capacity is 35400 kg and Bucket capacity is 1.3 – 2.1 m3.

ZAXIS 370LCH has been designed with reinforced front attachments, a sturdy superstructure and a rock- solid undercarriage to increase durability. The operator’s cabin has been designed with a special focus on the operator comfort, safety and ergonomics.

Mr. Sandeep Singh, Managing Director of Tata Hitachi said, “With the launch of this new model, we have fortified our presence in the Granite and Marble, Blue metal handling and bulk excavation segments in India. The production and rollout of ZAXIS 370LCH will mark the beginning of a new era for us as it will cater to the Indian as well as the global construction equipment markets through exports”.

The company has already started getting enquiry for the latest GI Series machine and many customers already booked orders for new ZAXIS 370LCH Hydraulic Excavator.

ZAXIS GI-series has features such as on board ICX (Data Controller) and Global e- service, enabling data downloads, machine location identification and machine maintenance and performance monitoring by the customer. In addition to this, features such as Auto Idle, Power Modes, Work Modes and longer change intervals of consumables will help the customers achieve significant savings in operating costs.

ZAXIS 370LCH also goes green, through its environment friendly engine, conforming to US EPS Tier 2 and European EC Tier 2 standards, consuming optimum fuel as per the work requirement.

Mr. K Kimura- Alt. Director & Sr. Advisor, Tata Hitachi- said “The new ZAXIS GI-series from Tata Hitachi has taken the ZAXIS technology to the next level through its features and offerings”.

Other GI series of Tata Hitachi is; ZAXIS 50, ZAXIS 120H, ZAXIS 80, ZAXIS 220LC, ZAXIS 220LC-M.

Over the last five decades, Tata Hitachi has always been at the forefront in providing the latest technology, features and customisation to the discerning Indian customer. The ZAXIS-series of excavators exemplifies this, said the company.