First publishedin World Highways
SDLG wheeled loaders are said to deliver high reliability at a Qatar quarry
A fleet of SDLG wheeled loaders is helping to optimise production at a quarry in Qatar
The three SDLG wheeled loaders are operating long hours and are being used to feed crushing and screening equipment at the site in Qatar. The three SDLG LG958L wheeled loaders have managed to clock 2,000 operating hours in four months at the quarry. The site is owned by Doha-based contracting company Al Maram International, which uses crushing and screening equipment to reduce and sort limestone, primarily for asphalt applications for its customers. The firm’s customers excavate large rocks from their own quarries and then give them to the company to be reduced in size for use in various product categories. The company is using the LG958L loaders to feed the crushers and sub base mixing plant, and load the processed aggregate into waiting dump trucks and trailers.
The machines are being used in two shifts/day and clock from 16-18 hours/working day, without problems. Al Maram ordered the machines in late 2016 from regional dealer Arabian Agencies Company (ARACO), and within a month they had been delivered and were in operation on site. The LG958Ls were the first SDLG machines Al Maram has purchased.
The units are said to offer high traction, breakout force and reliability due to the manufacturer’s use of new high-performance materials, the development of computer-assisted design techniques, and intensive and extensive testing. All of these are said to combine to increase the life of vital components and reduce operating costs.
SDLG’s fully supported service network was one of the primary reasons Al Maram chose to purchase machines from ARACO, as was its competitive pricing. Investment in the machines was comparatively low for their size class while the units are also said to be delivering high uptime and reliability, along with low running costs. Other benefits are said to include improved ergonomics, increased comfort and good all-round visibility.