For the first time in North America, SDLG will exhibit its new range of Tier 4 Final wheel loaders at the 2016 APWA Snow Conference. The event takes place May 22 – 25 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut, and is hosted by the American Public Works Association.
Tyler Equipment, based out of East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, will be SDLG’s regional partner for the show. The company began selling the brand’s wheel loaders last winter, specifically with the snow removal sector in mind. Key executives from SDLG will also attend the event to debut the loaders, and field questions from customers and the press.
Since launching in North America nearly three years ago, SDLG has found the snow removal sector to be an ideal market for its wheel loaders. Several municipalities and state governments are using the machines for the application, including several in Canada and the United States.
SDLG will roll out Tier 4 Final wheel loaders across North America beginning this spring. The new machines are upgraded to meet emissions regulations standards in the U.S. and Canada. All four models that are currently for sale in the region are being replaced with a Tier 4 Final version.
The 2.5-cubic-yard capacity LG938L and the 3.0-cubic-yard capacity LG948L will be replaced with the new Tier 4 Final loaders beginning June 2016 (with the L938F and L948F, respectively), while the larger models, the 4.0-cubic-yard capacity LG958 and LG959, will be replaced later this year by the L958F and L959F in the U.S. In Canada, the rollout of the L958F and L959F will occur over a longer timetable, with the larger loaders being replaced with the new models by late 2017.
Along with the new Tier 4 Final engines, several additional enhancements have been made to the wheel loaders, all based on customer feedback in North America.
These improvements include:
- A new, branded SDLG SD60 engine, manufactured by Deutz-Germany, for improved performance and serviceability.
- Passive regeneration of the engine to improve operator performance.
- Cab enhancements, such as no threshold on loader doors and improvements that reduce noise levels by half compared to the prior series.
- Improved serviceability to the engine compartment via new compartment door.
- Chrome coupler pins for better engagement and disengagement of the quick coupler.
- New joystick control with forward, neutral and reverse directions on the joystick; first gear kickdown on trigger finger.
- Improved heating and air conditioning controls.
- Guarding on underside of front and rear frames.