PRESS RELEASE / JANUARY 2017
SDLG puts in the hard yards on Saudi road maintenance
Nearly 60 SDLG machines sold to the Shibh Al-Jazira Contracting Company last year are now working on multiple road maintenance projects across Saudi Arabia.
A large-scale road maintenance initiative involving 58 SDLG machines is underway in Saudi Arabia.
Made up of 20 projects and spanning seven areas of the country, the work will improve accessibility and connectivity. The initiative is being funded by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Transport.
Delivery of the machines, made up of 30 SDLG LG958L wheel loaders and 28 SDLG G9220 motor graders, in 2016.
Motasim Abulhasan, SDLG central region sales manager at FAMCO, says: “In the beginning, SAJCO requested two and a half cubic meter loaders but we advised them to choose the LG958L because it has a three cubic meter bucket, meaning it can handle greater workloads.” The LG958L offers superb traction,
excellent breakout force and a reliable, robust structure. It is also efficient in fuel consumption and delivers more uptime and productivity.
“As for the graders,” Abulhasan continues, “SAJCO needed a machine with a 14 ft plate and a power rating above 150 kW; for that, the G9220 grader was perfect.” Based on proven SDLG technology, the G9220 is a well-balanced grader with good traction and excellent blade down force. The 164 kW Dalian Deutz engine, in combination with the ZF power shift transmission, delivers easy and reliable operation. The engine offers three distinct power curve settings, making the smoothest grade on any surface while also reducing fuel consumption.
Shandong Lingong Construction Machinery Co., Ltd., (known as Lingong) is one of China’s leading manufacturers of construction equipment, which it produces under the SDLG brand. It is also one of the world’s leading supplier (by volume) of wheel loaders. The company’s headquarters are in Linyi, China and it has an additional manufacturing facility in Pederneiras, Brazil.
SDLG products are targeted to the value segment and are known for their reliability and robust performance on site. The company has an established and experienced dealer network in the export markets in which it operates. This network is dedicated to providing excellent parts availability. Lingong was founded in 1972 and currently employs 3,150 people.