John Deere Integrates SmartGrade Technology Into 750K & 850K Dozers

john-deere-850k-smartgrade_1-1024x683Upgradation of the technology is the need of the hour for survival in automation industry, especially in construction industry for smooth and error-free functioning at job sites. On the same line, John Deere one of the leading construction and farm equipment equipment makers in the world has upgraded its SmartGrade technology in its new model of crawler dozers.

After the success of its 700K dozer equipped with SmartGrade launched earlier this year. The company has now integrated SmartGrade grade control technology ‘Topcon 3D-MC2 Grade Control System’ in its 750K and 850K crawler dozers.

Topcon 3D-MC2 Grade Control System is fully incorporated into the machine cabin, structures and software — delivering precise grading performance while eliminating vulnerable external masts and cables.

“The launch of our 700K SmartGrade dozer was a huge hit earlier this year, and many of our customers asked for the grade control technology to be integrated into our larger offerings. The 750K and 850K SmartGrade dozers answer that call. They’re easy to set up and are highly productive earthmoving and grading machines intended for road building, site development and residential building applications. Like the 700K SmartGrade dozer, these models are purpose-built and ready to work the moment they roll off the dealer lot,” said Liz Quinn, product marketing manager, John Deere WorkSight.

The 750k and 850K model of crawler dozers incorporate a PowerTech 6.8-L Final Tier 4 diesel engine with 165 horsepower and 205 horsepower, respectively. Both models feature Eco mode, which automatically adjusts engine power and transmission settings based on load while maintaining ground speed, to help optimize fuel economy.

Highlights of SmartGrade

1 -Auto SmartGrade allows the operator to easily adjust the system when moving the machine from one soil type to another, unlike an after-market system, which often requires the GPS manager to make a trip to the machine to recalibrate the system, particularly helpful to new operators. Auto SmartGrade automatically lifts the blade over heavy loads before track slippage occurs, then returns the blade to grade.

2 – SmartGrade also limits the number of passes required, reducing the pace of wear on the undercarriage. The John Deere SmartGrade dozer is nearly 7 percent more accurate across the entire speed range of the dozer when compared to conventional masted systems, claim the company.

3 -Another benefit of the SmartGrade technology is that machine dimensions are preloaded into the grade control monitor, reducing the time required to calibrate the dozer to about 30 minutes. The easy-to-use system is beneficial to new operators in that it can get them up and running quickly.

4 -The SmartGrade integration into the 750K and 850K dozers also allows for enhanced diagnostics. Having the ability to get the grade control system and diagnostic information over the John Deere JDLink telematics system provides valuable uptime information to customers.

5 -SmartGrade is integrated into the machines, it removes the need to install blade-mounted sensors and components daily, reducing setup time and allowing operators to get to work.

6 -Eliminating external cables to the masts reduces breakage, and the removal of the masts from the blade eliminates vulnerability to damage and theft.

Source: Information has been obtained from John Deere’s release


Mahindra Launches Cloud Platform ‘DiGiSENSE’ to Track Vehicles, Construction Equipment and Tractors

mahindra-digisense.jpgMahindra & Mahindra Ltd, a part of Mahindra Group has launched Mahindra DiGiSENSE, it is a revolutionary technology solution that connects Mahindra vehicles, tractors, trucks and construction equipment to the cloud, opening up a whole new dimension to the experience of vehicle ownership.

The technology empowers owners, fleet operators, drivers, dealers and service teams to access vital information about their vehicles, trucks, tractors or construction equipment on a real time basis from the driver’s seat and afar.

This digitally enabled sensing will be available across Mahindra’s breadth of mobility products (including its Backhoe loader ‘Mahindra EarthMaster’). This launch makes Mahindra, the first OEM (Original equipment manufacturer) in India to integrate its product line-up onto a cloud-based technology platform.

DiGiSENSE will empower customers to digitally build knowledge 24X7 about the performance and location of their vehicles. Drivers can contact emergency breakdown services or pull up a route planner at the touch of a button, fleet owners and dealers can track the location of their vehicles in real time, while remote diagnostics and reports allow service teams to monitor the vehicle’s health and productivity parameters, on a real time basis, said the company.

Speaking at the launch, Dr. Pawan Goenka, Executive Director, Mahindra & Mahindra said, “DiGiSENSE 1.0 is one such effort to adopt technology to develop new ecosystems. It is the first of its kind technology platform which is multi application and multi product enabled. From providing real time data, to tracking performance and productivity of the vehicles, DiGiSENSE will enable customers to control their businesses.”

DiGiSENSE will initially be available in the Jeeto and Imperio in the small commercial vehicles space; the Arjun Novo in the tractor space; the Mahindra Blazo in the heavy commercial vehicles space; and the Earthmaster in the construction equipment space.

It will help the Construction Equipment business reap huge benefits such as improved productivity and reduced operating costs. Construction equipment are extremely expensive machines and many times rented out or sent with a driver. The technology will help the owner to track the machine on a real time basis, it will also update you for Low fuel indication, gives machine usage status, machine health status, remind you when service is due, machine location and its Alert system will help you to track machine performance.

This cloud technology will help truck owner to have better control over their business and money by providing various Trip optimization parameters then and there through mobile app. The technology will help in fleet management, roadside assistance, vehicle tracking, safety indicators, engine management, driver productivity management and also ensures security of vehicle and goods in case of any route violation.

Rajan Wadhera, President and Chief Executive – Truck, Power Train Division and Head – MRV, Mahindra & Mahindra said, “DiGiSENSE is a modular, scalable, flexible and robust connected vehicle platform that has been conceived and brought to life by Mahindra by bringing together an entire ecosystem of stakeholders. We have built in several features into DiGiSENSE and will further integrate other features in the future versions. We are sure this will revolutionize the way our customers will interact with their Mahindra vehicles and will empower them to maximize their efficiencies and effectiveness.”

It is available as a subscription-based service at an affordable price, DiGiSENSE will eventually be available across the entire line-up of Mahindra’s vehicles, said the company.

Source: Information has been obtained from Mahindra’s press release, Digisense website.


Major Boost to Construction Equipment Market as Cabinet Approves Rs.30, 836 Crore Infra Projects

construction equipment.jpgIn a major push to give a boost to the country’s infrastructure sector, the union cabinet has approved huge investment of Rs 30,835.86 crore for Railway and National highway projects across the country. The cabinet approved nine railway projects totaling 1,937.38 km and 1120 km of highway projects in five states.

The cabinet has given its green signal to nine railway projects in ten states worth Rs 24,374.86 crore include Assam, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Chhattisgarh and five national highway projects worth Rs. 6,461 crore in Karnataka, Odisha, Bihar, Rajasthan and West Bengal.

The news brings cheers on the face of construction equipment manufacturers and will give major boost to Indian construction equipment market, which has already started witnessing the better sell as compared to one year ago, all the leading manufacturers are bullish on better sales of various types of CE and material handling products.

In the budget 2016-17, government has committed to invest Rs 2.21 trillion for various infrastructure developments in current fiscal and allocated a mammoth Rs.218,000 crore for lone railways and roads in 2016-17.

When we look at the projects approved by union cabinet, Major railway projects fall under Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, in these states Maharashtra alone received three railway projects. The cabinet approved construction of third line between Itarsi and Nagpur (Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra) at cost of Rs.2,882.95 crore, this 280 km long railway line is expected to be completed in five years.

Another project which goes to Maharashtra is 201.04km long third line between Ballarshah and Kazipet (Telangana and Maharashtra) at a cost of Rs 2,403.22 crore and which is to be completed in five years and third project in the state, 228.3 km long third line between Rajnandgaon-Nagpur (Kalumna) in Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh and Gondia, Bhandara and Nagpur districts in Maharashtra at a cost of Rs 2,193.53 crore, besides facilitating the travel, this project will benefit various industries, mines, coal fields and power plants will have additional transport capacity to meet their requirements.

In Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, railway will construct 152.57 km long third line between Jhansi and Bina at a cost of Rs 2,273.84 crore, the project is expected to be completed in four years and another 273.80 km long third line between Mathura and Jhansi at a cost of Rs. 4,377.13 crore has been approved.

A 206 km long fourth line between Jharsuguda and Bilaspur will be constructed between Odisha and Chhattisgarh at a cost of Rs.2,298.31 crore and it will be completed in five years.

One railway project will be constructed in Andhra Pradesh at an estimated cost of Rs.3,875.68 crore, Indian railways will construct 287.67 km third line between Vijaywada Junction and Gudur Junction, the project is likely to be completed in six years.

One each railway project will take place in Assam and Jharkhand, 176 km second railway line between New Bongaigaon and Kamakhya at a cost of Rs 2586.85 crore will be constructed in Assam and third line between Kharagpur (Nimpura) and Adityapur at a cost of Rs 1483.36 crore will be built in Jharkhand.

Road Transport and Highways Ministry aims to increase the national highways’ length to 2 lakh km. This fiscal, government had decided to award 25,000 km of national highways as compared to 10,000 km in the last financial year and targets to construct 15,000 km in this fiscal.

The government commitment towards improving infrastructure of the country will drive overall construction equipment market and especially, multi-purpose equipment like Backhoe loader, excavator, various road building equipment and other.

States where government has approved railways and highways projects, will require a good amount of CE. By looking at government investment, infrastructure companies would think to increase existing number of their assets to grab the projects.

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.

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

Renting Vs Buying Construction Equipment – How to Make a Decision

datablog-dozer.jpgIndia is expected to witness USD 1 trillion infrastructure investment as per the planning commission of India for the 12th Year Plan (2012-17). Typically, infrastructure development is the main growth driver for the construction equipment market (both new and used equipment).

As huge construction activities have been taking place in highways & roads, ports, railways, aviation, waterways, housing and commercial real estate sector, and this lead to the demand of construction equipment in the country.

By keeping their budget in mind, contractors invest in the equipment used for various types of project, here role come to decide which equipment to buy or rent to minimize the cost. Usually all contractors do not have every type of construction machine which used for different construction work. For example, equipment used for road construction may not be as effective as in other projects or may not be used for building construction, so buying such a costly construction equipment is not feasible option.

Various contractors and infrastructure companies are working or to begin work on various infrastructure projects so they may require equipment to start their projects.
So some of them may be planning to buy new equipment and some of them thinking to rent the CE, so here we will discuss how to take decision while buying or renting construction equipment and which is the viable option for their business perspective.

Benefits of Renting Equipment:

  • Renting construction equipment will reduce project cost for small projects for small players.
  • Contractors or companies can rent different equipment for different usage.
  • Renting give freedom to access all equipment.
  • After the project completion, no burden of maintenance and repairing of the machine, which save the maintenance and repairing cost.
  • These days, very frequently advanced technology is being introduced, in that situation old machines goes outdated, but one can rent any advanced machine whenever he/she can wish as per the requirement.
  • Renting the equipment save huge capital investment.
  • Heavy equipment requires enough space for storage, renting can eliminate the storage cost.
  • Renting the equipment gives freedom to developers or companies to try the equipment before buying it.
  • Renting save your transportation cost, for example a Mumbai based developer gets a project in Kolkata; developer is free to hire the equipment from a nearby location and save the cost of transportation.

Benefits of Buying Equipment:

  • Renting is a viable option for short term project, but buying is better than renting for longer projects, it will save the cost.
  • Some equipment in construction field which are multipurpose like excavators, forklifts, loaders, skid steers, cranes, trucks, etc., these can be used for various purposes, so renting these machines is not a wise decision.
  • When you own the equipment, it is available with you all time and can be used whenever needed, but to rent you have to depend on renting company, some time you may not get it when you needed the most and projects might get delayed.
  • Buying is the good option because rental price may go up suddenly due to rise of demand.

Hence, after looking at the benefits of both renting and buying (new and used) equipment, it will be prudent on the part of every equipment owner to consider both the options before taking a final call.

Construction Equipment Market Back on Track as Infra Projects Started Rolling Back

imagesInfrastructure investment and construction activities on ground mainly roads and highways have brought the construction equipment industry on track after a gap of four years. All the international and domestic research companies and industry experts have projected the positive growth in heavy equipment industry.

Recently, Global market research company MarketsandMarkets projected global construction equipment market to reach USD 116.20 billion at a CAGR growth of 4.11% by 2021 and mining equipment market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.42% to reach USD 136.03 billion during forecast period.

Increasing number of infrastructural projects, rapid urbanization, robust economic growth and revised government regulations on mining will help construction market in Asia-Pacific region to dominate the market. Key countries like India, China and Japan are estimated to record a highest CAGR during the forecast period, said the report.

Last month, a report released by Off-Highway Research also said Backhoe loader (an Earthmoving machine) sales are expected to increase by over 32 percent in next 5 years on the back of investment in infrastructure. The sale will jump to 28,000 machines by 2020 from 21,192 units sold in 2015.

Indian heavy equipment market shrunk after 2011 when in a single calendar year 52,893 units of construction machines had been sold in Indian market with a growth of 21%, since then until September 2015 sector faced de-growth, only by the end of 2015, the market was recorded flat with a sale of 36,798 units, which started witnessing a revival in October to December 2015.

Mr. Vipin Sondhi, MD & CEO of JCB India told The Hindu newspaper that industry has clocked a growth of over 40% in last six months during January to June period. According to industry data shared by JCB to the newspaper, 21,869 units of construction equipment have been sold in first five months of 2016.

As 21,869 units have already been sold in first five months of 2016, indicates 2016 will end with better growth as compared to 2015, wherein entire year 36,798 units were sold.
As far as reaching a level of 2011, Mr. Sondhi told the paper, that number is likely to touch by next calendar year (2017).

Recently, National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) announced that around 1 lakh crore will be invested in road projects in 2016-17 and while talking about construction equipment industry, it said, sale of construction equipment has grown drastically.

NHAI is having around 250 projects across the country, the investment in the road and highway projects would drastically change the heavy equipment industry in the country, Coal mining activities and cabinet approval for new mineral policy will drive the sector in years to come.

Government has planned a huge investment in airports, ports, smart cities, railways, shipping, urban development, metro railways; all of them will boost the demand of heavy equipment in the country when the project will start rolling back on the ground.

Source: Information has been obtained from MarketsandMarkets, The Hindu and Off-Highway Research

E-Commerce Companies to Invest up to $8 Billion in Infra, Warehousing And Logistics

e-commerce-firms-to-invest-up-to-8-billion-in-infra-logisticsThe e-commerce companies are expected to invest nearly USD 6-8 billion in Infrastructure, warehousing and logistics in next few years in India on the back of growing popularity of online shopping in the country, said a study of ASSOCHAM-PwC.

The overall e-commerce industry of the country valued at USD 25 billion and it has been growing with a compound annual growth rate of nearly 35-40 percent every year, said the study. With this pace, the industry is expected to cross the USD 100 billion mark in five years and would touch USD 80 billion by 2020 in India.

If the industry is growing with such a fast pace, it requires relevant infrastructure across the country to set up the business and huge number of warehousing will be required where country is lacking currently and surely with this investment logistics sector on which the industry is entirely dependent will grow further.

As the e-commerce gathers momentum and moves to the tier-II and tier-III cities, there will be increasing demand of expanding air cargo connectivity to smaller towns. Presently, there is a very low level of air cargo penetration in the country and only a few airports equipped to handle large volumes of express delivery parcels, said the study.

“Innovations are very important in this sector, as the demand is always for more reach and faster shipping at lower costs. The companies will need to invest in automation, while utilising existing resources as well”, said Mr D S Rawat, ASSOCHAM Secretary General.

Commercial real estate firm CBRE has said in its recently released report that E-commerce has emerged as one of the main drivers for warehouse. In 2015 approximately 2 million sq. ft. of warehousing space was taken up by e-commerce firms. As per its study, the share of e-commerce in warehousing jumped around 22 percent during 2015, which grew only 2 percent in 2012. Even the office space demand from e-commerce firms witnessed a 170 percent year-on-year growth- from 0.7 million sq. ft. in 2014 to 2 million sq. ft. in 2015. It shows how commercial real estate, infrastructure and warehousing have witnessed the growth from e-commerce industry in recent time, which indicates further growth in the said sector.

E-commerce firms also started moving towards smaller Indian cities like Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Nagpur, and Mangalore and others for establishing their fulfilment centres (FCs). Tier II locations such as Ludhiana, Surat, Ahmedabad, and Jaipur are currently attracting the next phase of leasing activity, the CBRE study has noticed.

Roughly 60-65 percent of the total e-commerce sales are being generated by mobile devices and tablets in the country and industry leaders believe that m-commerce could contribute up to 70 percent of their e-commerce revenues. The growth of e-commerce industry is beneficial effects for the manufacturing industry, infrastructure and jobs, noted the Assocham-PwC study.

As we are aware growth of construction equipment industry entirely depends on infrastructure development, the investment from e-commerce firms in infrastructure, warehousing and logistics will also help the CE industry. Major construction machines like excavators, backhoe loader, cranes, Redi-mix trucks, Concrete Plants and others demand may rise as investment comes.

As more warehouse will be coming up in the country and investment in logistics industry will inflow, material handling equipment like forklifts, tippers, stackers, Unloaders, wagon tipplers, conveyors, commercial vehicle and others demand likely to rise in the country.

Construction And Mining Sector to Drive The AMW Tipper

Tipper is one of the crucial heavy vehicles which drive the construction and mining industry. Tipper is a dump truck used to haul sand, gravel, rock, and asphalt, mostly used for these two sectors, including dumping garbage.

The sale of tippers directly proportional to infrastructure and mEquipment-One-Stop-AMW-Tipperining sectors, the more infra and mining activities takes places the demand of tipper will go up automatically.

The sale of tippers has reduced in the last few years as both infrastructure and mining activities contracted in the country due to economic slowdown and other various reasons. But after the government ambitious aim to revive country’s infrastructure sector and roll back to the mining activities, bring the good news for M&HCV players who are manufacturing tipper trucks.

Mining sector rolled back after contraction of many years, recently government allocated 47 mines bearing mineral like iron ore, gold, limestone and bauxite for auction. As per the official data, in first 11 months of FY2015-16, mining industry witnessed the growth of 8.2 percent; the growth has been seen after the contraction of four consecutive years.

To meet the target of doubling the coal production to 1.5 billion tonnes by 2020, the government has decided to open the coal sector for commercial mining to private sectors after 40 years.

On infrastructure front, Recently Road Transport & Highways Minister Mr. Nitin Gadkari said, government aims to invest Rs 25 lakh crore in roads, railway and shipping infrastructure in next three years and announcement of record budgetary allocation of Rs 2.21 lakh crore for infra sector by Finance Minister Mr. Arun Jaitley during his budget speech, indicates huge construction activities is going to take places across the country, which require huge amount of various types of construction equipment along with Tipper.

Therefore Tipper market has been recovering as government has accelerated the speed of road and highways construction activities in last two years.

As mining activities have started rolling back, road and highways co
nstruction have taken pace and there is an inflow of huge investment in infra sector; this would lift tipper demand in the country, in which AMW Tipper is expected to get a better share along with other major players.

AMW manufacture varieties of tippers for a specialised purpose for both

Construction and mining sector, such as; Model -2518TP (Makes quarrying and construction work easier to handle), 1618TP (Ideal Tipper Hilly terrain), 2523TP Box Body suited for all off-road load challenges), 2523TP Rock Body (suited for all mining applications), 3118 TP (perfect tipper for all hauling operations) and others, claims the company.

AMW tippers are suited for the rough and tumble of mining & quarrying operations, as well as for carrying bulk loads in construction and infrastructure industries. The trucks are fitted with Euro III engines that deliver 180/235-280 HP and 1100 maximum torque. Heavy duty double acting shock absorbers and integral power steering with double UJ ensure a smooth and stable ride.

AMW Tipper model-2518, it is a large fleet of truck and it makes work easier at both mining and construction sites. In this segment, it is available in rock
body cab and cowl to provide better flexibility. As far as specification of this model is concerned, it is fitted with a 5.9 litre 6-cylinder diesel engine. It has an engine capacity of 5,883 cc and top speed is 78km/h. It has fully synchronized gearbox allows comfortable and distinct gearshifts without vibration or noise, enhancing performance and fuel efficiency. The 380mm diameter, power-assisted clutch ensures effortless gear shifting, longer life and reduced slippage. To make the driver feel comfortable and tireless work at construction site, company fitted AC in its cabin with large comfortable bed and interior designed noise-free for better driving experience.