SDLG introduced its L958F wheeled loader to the Indian market at bauma CONEXPO India 2018
introduced its L958F wheeled loader to the Indian market at bauma CONEXPO India
2018. The model features a larger bucket capacity, heavier operating weight and a new cooling design system.
The L958F loader’s introduction at the showpiece Asian event, held 11-14 December at the HUDA Ground, Gurgaon, Delhi, is well timed given India’s present high demand for wheeled loaders.
Surat Mehta, head of the SDLG business in India, said: “With the Indian government continuing to invest in infrastructure, the new L958F wheeled loader will be a great fit for heavy-load applications such as material handling, land clearing and general earthmoving.”
The 5tonne-rated wheeled loader has a bucket capacity of 3.2m³ and a maximum dumping distance of 1.12m. The Deutz Tier III engine has a rated power of 162kW at 2,000rpm. The L958F also features a cooling system designed with an area-enlarged radiator, and optimized inlet and outlet air channels that provide high cooling efficiency — a feature that will be highly useful in the Indian heat.
The new wheeled loader is already available in other Asia-Pacific markets. Its power, fast cycle times and overall performance has already proven a hit with some operators.
“Wadi stone is a particularly harsh material, and one that places extreme demands on equipment,” said Devanand Bugde, a plant engineer at Naeem Dhofar Trading Company, Oman, which started using the L958F in June. “Throw in summertime in the Middle East, where temperatures can go up to 40°C, and crusher dust into the mix, and the result is a demanding operating environment! But, so far, the L958F has handled this tough environment very well.”