SDLG launches new compact wheel loaders at Excon 2017

With high demand for smaller-capacity wheel loaders in India projected to continue, SDLG has added the compact L936 and L946 to its product line.

SDLG has launched two new compact wheel loaders in India at Excon 2017, the country’s largest construction equipment trade show. The 3-ton-rated L936 and 4-ton-rated L946 wheel loaders were unveiled during a customer event at SDLG’s outdoor booth 24 at the Bangalore International Exhibition Center on the afternoon of 13th December.

The two new wheel loaders, already available in other Asia-Pacific markets, are displayed at the booth alongside two of the brand’s bestsellers – the LG958L wheel loader and the G9138 motor grader.

“Compared to multi-purpose machines like backhoe loaders, compact wheel loaders are becoming increasingly popular in India as customers realize the gains in productivity and efficiency they get from a machine that is built specifically for handling and loading of materials,” said Sanu George, head of SDLG in India.

With the introduction of SDLG’s two smaller-capacity wheel loaders, customers now have more models to choose from in the 3-ton and 4-ton rated range.

“With the L936, customers have a second option to the existing LG933L. “Plus, the L946, as our first 4-ton-rated wheel loader in India, helps bridge the gap between our 3-ton and 5-ton wheel loaders,” George said. “Both wheel loaders feature Weichai Deutz Tier III engines, which deliver lower lifecycle costs through greater efficiency.”

The L936 is the successor to the LG936L, which SDLG stopped selling in India earlier this year. The L936 has a maximum bucket capacity of 1.8 m3, and a maximum dumping distance of 1.2 m. The compact wheel loader is 2.5 m wide, 3.2 m tall, 7.3 m long, and has an operating weight of 11,340 kg. The L946 has a maximum bucket capacity of 2.5 m3 and a maximum dumping distance of 1 m. With a maximum operating weight of 13,000 kg, the L946 is 2.7 m wide, 3.2 m tall and 7.2 m long.

“It’s a good time to launch these wheel loaders in India, especially with the government’s push for infrastructure development and road development,” George said. “SDLG manufactures reliable and simple-to-use machines, and we are confident these qualities will appeal to customers, allowing them to focus on getting the job done with minimal fuss and hassle.”

Excon is organized by India’s premier business association, the Confederation of Indian Industry. The trade show features over 1,000 exhibitors, and ends on Saturday, 16th December.