SDLG will introduce a new compact wheel loader – the SDLG L918F – at CONEXPO 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The exhibition will take place from 7 to 11 March.
The L918F comes with bucket mounted to a skid steer style coupler, placing it in the compact loader category but with the versatility of skid steer style attachments. The machine will compete with large skid steer loaders, providing the same bucket capacity but with increased manoeuvrability and operator comfort. Additionally, the compact loader’s steering mechanism will cause less damage to job site grounds when compared with a skid steer loader.
Al Quinn, director of SDLG North America, says customer demand is the driving force behind introducing the new machine, with several companies asking SDLG dealers for a compact, value loader alternative for many current skid steer loader applications. He explains that the new model is part of the brand’s long-term strategy.
“It’s a milestone. We have tested the concept of offering robust, reliable, value machines into the region and we’re now confident that the strategy works. SDLG will continue to expand and offer more products over the coming years that are similarly positioned in the marketplace.”
The L918F is suited for a variety of applications, including landscaping, work in stone and mulch yards, snow removal, as well as waste and recycling. Like other SDLG loaders, it’s ideal for applications that are seasonal or don’t require lots of operating hours.
The machine is also perfect for owners that can find value in a reliable, low-cost loader backed by a 12-month, 2,000-hour warranty, with extended warranties available. SDLG loaders serve as a viable alternative to used, premium machines, and can often provide a lower total cost of ownership.