The Shandong Lingong Machinery Company (SDLG), the brand of Chinese construction equipment giant Lingong saw a record-breaking year in India last year with the double-digit sales growth in its wheel loader. The company witnessed the growth in its construction equipment sales on the back of rising infrastructure activities in India.
The Chinese brand entered in the Indian construction equipment market in 2008, in the nine years of its operation, last year its sales volume had jumped seven times from its first year. The growth in the sales of the SDLG products indicates the popularity of its machines is gaining in India.
The company expects the further growth and demand for road building equipment in India is expected from the road projects as Indian government target to achieve the ambitious goal of building 40 km of new road a day.
While talking about the future growth in India, Mr. Sanu George, Business Head, SDLG India, said, “SDLG machines have proven to be reliable and cost effective on road projects across 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.”
The SDLG motor graders have helped the owners with low maintenance costs and fast return on their investment over the past several years; these machines have contributed to improving profitability for the owners. The SDLG’s 16-ton G9190 motor grader is a popular choice for Indian road building projects, claims the company.
Currently, SDLG sells three models of Wheel Loader in India, including its most popular model the LG958L; it is a perfect machine for the dockside applications, and also best use for mining and general loading duties.
To continue its strong momentum in India, last year SDLG unveiled two new machines a three-tonne Wheel Loader- L933, and a 12-tonne Motor Grader- G9138 at bauma Conexpo India in December 2016, and both received with enthusiasm by customers.
The L933 equipped with a Weichai WP6G125E331 turbocharged engine designed together with Deutz, the engine delivers 92 kW at 2,300 rpm which can manage a range of material handling tasks with ease. The overall working weight of this wheel loader is 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 allow for more efficient load carrying and quicker cycle times.
As India aims to expand its national road network, The G9138 meets the demand of smaller and lighter motor graders for narrower road construction. The G9138 is powered by a Deutz BF4M1013-15T3R/2 engine that delivers 111 kW at 2100 rpm and it’s complemented by a ZF 6WG 158 transmission. The machine has working weight of 12,100 kg and 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, SDLG expects to maintain this success in 2017 too. Currently, the company has a dealer of 14 well-established partner companies to deliver on its commitment to provide machines and services to its customers across the country.
Source: Information has been obtained from SDLG