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 L936L and 4-ton-rated LG946L wheel loaders were unveiled during a customer event on the afternoon of 13th December at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre. The two new wheel loaders, already available in other Asia-Pacific markets, are displayed at SDLG’s outdoor booth 24 alongside the brand’s bestsellers – the LG958L wheel loader and the G9138 motor grader. “Compact wheel loaders are becoming increasingly popular in India as customers start seeing the efficiency gains that they deliver for specific jobs - such as material handling, truck loading and stockpiling - over utilitarian ones like backhoe loaders,” 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 to meet growing demand. “With the L936, customers now have a second option to the existing LG933L. “Plus, our first 4-ton-rated wheel loader also 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 efficient engine design.” The L936L is the successor to the LG936L, which SDLG stopped selling in India earlier this year. The L936L 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 LG946L 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 LG946L 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 govt.’s push for Infra. 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 without fuss and hassle.