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SDLG unveils first asphalt compactor for Middle East and Africa

Published: 2017-07-20 44 Font size

Shandong Lingong Machinery Company (SDLG) has launched its first asphalt compactor in the Middle East and Africa, in the form of the RD730 – a three-tonne double drum unit that SDLG says delivers efficient vibratory functionality, easy maintenance and exceptional operator comfort.

The RD730 is equipped with a Kubota D1803-M-E3B engine that delivers 24.8kW of net power at 2,400rpm, and can travel at speeds of 10.5km/h. Its drive system uses proven hydraulic components that maintain even tractive force across the front and rear drives.

The operator can also easily change the vibration frequency (from 55Hz to 67Hz) to match the performance with production requirements, while the cabin design and the position of the operator seat delivers all-round visibility, with intuitive and simple controls.

With its large 220-litre water tank, the RD730 also ensures that operators spend less time refilling, and are able to easily adjust the time intervals between water sprays to the drums.

“In the Middle East, recent projects, such as the opening of a 62-km highway from Abu Dhabi to Dubai, show that demand is increasing for reliable construction equipment that can maintain uptime on the job site and return on investment for their owners,” said Shahir El Essawy, SDLG’s business director for the region.

“The SDLG RD730 is ideal for these types of projects, as it provides a great value proposition, houses reliable technology and is supported by a global leader in construction equipment.”

The release of the RD730 comes on the heels of the several other product launches from SDLG in the Middle East and African regions in 2017, including the G9190 and G9220 VHP motor graders in May and the F-series wheel loaders in April.

El Essawy added: “We hope the recent influx of new machines to the region demonstrates our unwavering commitment to our Middle Eastern and African customers. Our focus will always be on providing reliable construction machinery at affordable prices, backed up by first-rate parts availability from our extensive dealership network.”

SDLG machines have seen particular recent success in Saudi Arabia, with the notable order of a fleet of 58 motor graders and wheel loaders by the Jeddah-based Shibh Al-Jazira Contracting Company.

The SDLG machines, 30 LG958L wheel loaders and 28 G9220 motor graders, were supplied by the national dealer for the brand, the UAE-based Al-Futtaim Auto and Machinery Company (FAMCO).