SDLG launches backhoe loader into African markets at baumaConexpo 2015
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An SDLG backhoe loader B877 being on display at SDLG’s stand on Bauma Africa 2015.

Johannesburg, South Africa (15-19 Sept): Shandong Lingong Construction Machinery Co. (known as Lingong) launches its highly efficient B877 backhoe loader at baumaConexpo 2015. Exhibiting alongside the brand’s South African dealer, Babcock International Group, the company’s range of popular wheel loaders will also be on display at the event.

SDLG B877 backhoe loader makes its debut
The ultimate versatile machine, the SDLG B877 backhoe loader is already hugely popular in the Middle East since it was launched at the end of 2014. Now available in African markets, SDLG expects the backhoe loader to appeal to many business throughout the region.
“The competitively priced B877 backhoe loader offers customers a fast return on their investment as well as excellent performance in a wide range of applications,” explains Stefan Bach, SDLG business manager for Africa. “This is a challenging market at the moment with a decline in the mining sector – but with more focus being put on construction, the B877 backhoe loader is an ideal solution for small contractors and other construction customers. With a great turnout at the show, we expect the model to be as popular here at bC Africa as it has been in other regions.”
 


From left to right: Mr. Stefan Bach, Business Manager for Sales Region EMEA of SDLG, Mr. Wang Xiaohui, General Manager of SDLG Import and Export Company, Mr. Liang Zhaoshan, First Secretary of Economic and Commercial Counselor's Office of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in South Africa, Mr. Derek Smythe, CEO Equipment of Babcock International Group’s Africa Division, Mr.Wangyong Union President of SDLG at the SDLG stand on Bauma Africa 2015.

The B877 is designed for all-day operation. Its robust frame and components ensure it can withstand the rigors of demanding job sites, while the operator’s cab provides excellent visibility to ensure job site safety. Featuring a suspension seat, air conditioning as standard, and opening rear windows, the operator cab is designed to maintain operator comfort all day long.
The machine’s powerful turbo-charged 70 kW engine is low on emissions and high on fuel economy and provides a torque reserve of 40%. With its hydraulic torque converter and synchronized four-speed transmission, the B877 can reach speeds of up to 40 km/h.
The B877 comes with both a special front-steering drive axle, which can be disengaged with a switch for greater efficiency at high speeds, and a rigid drive axle with closed wet brake and an electronic differential lock, for better traction in dangerous conditions. The machine’s 55 degree turning radius also ensures excellent maneuverability at congested and tight job sites.
A three-pump, four-valve hydraulic loop is designed to ensure that lifting and steering operations can occur seamlessly and simultaneously. Plus the machine’s hydraulic elements are centrally arranged for easy maintenance and service, while auxiliary hydraulics can be added easily.
To offer even greater versatility, the B877 can be equipped with a variety of attachments and tools to handle an even more diverse range of tasks, including a multi-purpose front bucket as standard.
 


Mr. Stefan Bach, Business Manager for Sales Region EMEA of SDLG, Mr. Wang Xiaohui, General Manager of SDLG Import and Export Company, Mr. Liang Zhaoshan, First Secretary of Economic and Commercial Counselor's Office of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in South Africa, Mr. Derek Smythe, CEO Equipment of Babcock International Group’s Africa Division attending the opening ceremony by lightening the SDLG LED lights.

Support when you need it most
Established over 120 years ago, Babcock International is a trusted name in infrastructure and mining across the world. The company’s extensive footprint across Southern Africa and in-depth knowledge of the construction equipment market makes it an ideal dealer partner for the SDLG brand.
“We have a growing machine population in Africa – and our customers require reliable support to ensure their machines are up and running when they need them,” says Bach. “Babcock International has a strong team of experienced sales specialists and service technicians who offer excellent support to our customers. We are proud to have the company’s support as we continue to develop in this market.”

SDLG returns to baumaConexpo Africa 2015
Presented alongside the B877 at baumaConexpo is the LG6300E SDLG excavator. With a 30 t rating and powerful digging force, the LG6300E is suited to a wide range of heavy duty applications and can accommodate up to a 1.9 m3 bucket.
Visitors to the show will also have the opportunity to view a range of machines from the leading Chinese manufacturer of wheel loaders including the LG968, LG958 and LG938 wheel loaders and a G9190 motor grader. The 15.8 t G9190 grader is powered by a 148 kW Deutz engine and can deliver traction force of up to 82 kN.