SDLG’s Saudi road maintenance mission
Almost 60 SDLG machines sold to the Shibh Al-Jazira Contracting Company last year are now working on 20 road maintenance projects across seven areas of Saudi Arabia. A total of 58 SDLG machines are involved in the multiple works being funded by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Transport and carried out by the Shibh Al-Jazira Contracting Company (SAJCO). SAJCO took delivery of the machines, made up of 30 SDLG LG958L wheeled loaders and 28 SDLG G9220 motor graders, in 2016. They were supplied by SDLG national dealer, Al-Futtaim Auto and Machinery Company (FAMCO). Motasim Abulhasan, SDLG central region sales manager at FAMCO, says: “In the beginning, SAJCO requested two and a half cubic metre loaders, but we advised them to choose the LG958L because it has a three cubic metre bucket, meaning it can handle greater workloads.”
The LG958L is said to offer superb traction, excellent breakout force and a reliable, robust structure. It is also efficient in fuel consumption and delivers more uptime and productivity. All 20 road maintenance projects currently being implemented by SAJCO began in April 2016. All are due to be concluded by April 2019.