Shantui’s raging bulldozer
Shantui's SD16 is said to be an all-purpose bulldozer that can be used in environments including swamp, forest, highlands, landfill and coal-handling.
Shantui’s SD16 bulldozer, which qualified for CE importation three years ago, is said to be an all-purpose dozer that comes straight out of the factory in any one of numerous configurations depending on its intended deployment, which may include swamp, forest, highlands, landfill and coal-handling applications. It comes with a choice of engines and blade types to suit the specific local market requirements and customer needs. The European model (the SD16-3) is equipped with a Cummins QSC8.3 diesel rated at 120kW and which meets emissions requirements. Three speeds for both forward and reverse are fitted as standard.
This is a 17tonne class bulldozer, although specific weights vary depending on the choice of attachments such as blade type and ripper, as well as the width of the undercarriage track plates. The machine is available with a straight tilt blade, U-blade or angle blade, while a three shank ripper can be fitted if required. According to Shantui, its SD16 model is a well-proven design that offers customers a reliable and durable machine capable of high production operation over long periods. Both mechanical and hydraulic components are said to be rugged and efficient, to withstand tough site duties. Operator comfort is also said to have been catered for with an adjustable seat that reduces shock loadings, while all-round visibility is also said to be good.