Leading Chinese wheel loader manufacturer SDLG
, exhibited a fleet of wheel loaders, excavator
s, backhoe loaders and road machinery products at the BICES show in Beijing, China, between 22-25 September. With over 100,000 visitors from over 100 countries in attendance, the event acted as a platform for SDLG
to unveil a new generation of its F-series products featuring upgraded styling and engineering, in compliance with the latest European standards. Among those on the SDLG
stand were: Qi Jun, head of the China Construction Machinery Association; Zhang Yi, secretary general of Africa-Sino Trade Promotion Association; Wang Zhizhong, chairman of SDLG
; Yu Mengsheng, executive president of SDLG
; and Wen Degang, general manager of SDLG
“Our new product lines tap into our core strength of reliable machines that deliver performance and a fast return on investment,” said Wang Zhizong. “For us, BICES was a great opportunity to showcase the strength of our product line and let customers see the products firsthand. Our commitment to producing robust and reliable equipment at a competitive price allows us to grow our customer base and we are striving to develop more innovative and intuitive machines that meet the increasing demands of our customers worldwide.”
Qi Jun, head of the China Construction Machinery Association, gives a speech at the opening ceremony.
Upgraded engineering strength
Among the machines on show was the 17.4 t SDLG
L956F wheel loader. This machine is specially designed for heavy-duty, all-day operation at open quarries or mining sites. The low-revs, high-torque Tier III engine comes with a rated breakout force of 175 kN which improves fuel economy and is low on emissions. The widened chassis provides stronger stability on rough terrain, while the reconfigured cab increases space by 15% and improves both visibility and operator comfort.
Another popular wheel loader attracting the crowds at BICES was the SDLG
L968F. A higher-end wheel loader on the heavier side of the range, the machine is popular in construction, mining and aggregates applications. The 20 t machine comes with a low-revs, high torque engine that is low on emissions and high on fuel economy. With a self-devised VRT200 rigid-axle transmission converter and synchronized four-speed transmission, the L968F offers improved stability on rough terrain and better traction in dangerous conditions. The machine’s hydraulic elements are centrally arranged for easy maintenance and service, while the enlarged cab improves visibility and operator comfort.
Also shown at the event was the 37.7 t SDLG
LG6360F hydraulic crawler excavator
which features a high-torque 13 l engine that delivers power in an energy-efficient manner. Configured with an innovative double-pump hydraulic control system, the excavator
works efficiently, delivering power where it is needed most, while also offering multiple work modes. The ergonomic cab design features air conditioning and all-round glass for maximum visibility. The GPS system makes the machine easy to track and operate, while the widened X-shaped chassis gives the machine enhanced stability on rough ground.
In total there were five SDLG
s on display ranging from the 3.6 t SDLG
E635F to the 45 t E6460F. Configured with Tier III engines and hydraulic control systems, the machines offer excellent fuel efficiency as well as multiple attachments to suit diverse jobsite conditions.
In addition to the new launches were popular best-sellers including the SDLG
B877 backhoe loader. This unit has been popular in the Middle East since it was launched at the end of 2014, it was also recently launched to the African market at Bauma Africa to meet the increasing demand from the mining and road building sectors. With reliability and performance at its core, the versatile B877 can handle a wide variety of jobs.
Visitors to the show also had the opportunity to view a range of SDLG
wheel loaders including the 36 t L9120F with a Tier III engine and breakout force of up to 360kN. Also on display was a line-up of road machinery including the compact rollers RD7140, RS7260 and the RP9300, the G9220 motor grader
and the MT88 off-highway dump truck. In total there were 14 machines on the SDLG
booth, plus a large outdoor demonstration area, where customers were able to interact with company representatives and discuss their equipment needs.
Wang Zhizhong, chairman of SDLG
, addresses guests of the company at the BICES event.
Guests of honor
invited three VIP guests to attend this year’s BICES event - the winners of the SDLG
Thailand Top Driver competition that concluded last month in Bangkok. The winning operators were flown in from central, north-eastern and southern Thailand to be guests of honor on the SDLG
stand. The three winners saw off competition from more than 200 contestants who took part in practical operating skills tests and written technical-knowledge exams across Thailand to win the Top Driver title. The event gained widespread exposure and endorsement from local government officials and trade associations.
The first and second prize winners of the SDLG
Thailand Top Driver contest, Sontaya Khamfo and Pichet Fankok (pictured center) receiving an award from Wang Zhizhong (left) and Qi Jun (right).