Variable horsepower version of company’s G9190 and G9220 models provide more grading control and improve fuel efficiency
Global construction equipment brand SDLG has launched variable horsepower versions of two of its popular motor graders for Middle Eastern and African markets.
The Volvo CE-owned company said in a statement that the new G9190 and G9220 VHP (automatic variable horsepower) motor graders provide an automatic mode for transmission, allowing operators to shift seamlessly between manual to automatic transmission. This gives them greater control over the grading process while optimising fuel efficiency.
“The new VHP models give the operator greater control over the grading process, with the freedom to shift from manual to automatic transmission when they choose,” said Shahir El Essawy, SDLG’s business manager for Hub South. “They are also fitted with a piston pump hydraulic system that always delivers the optimum oil flow to the hydraulic functions, regardless of engine speed. In this way, VHP allows the operator to concentrate on grading with greater precision for superior results, while the machine focuses on being more fuel efficient.”
The standard versions of the G9190 & G9220 motor graders were launched in 2015 and have been well-received in the market, SDLG added. Just last year, SDLG sold 28 G9220s – as well as 30 LG958L wheel loaders – to a Saudi Arabian customer to facilitate a large-scale road maintenance initiative.
Among the features of the G9190 is a blade width of 3.96m with a blade pull of 9,990kg, while the G9220 has a blade width of 4.26m with a blade pull of 10,530kg. SDLG’s circle drive system comes with three support shoes and non-greasing slide bushings for better grading and easier maintenance. SDLG graders also feature an asymmetric drawbar ball stud that can be rotated 180-degrees to keep the drawbar in horizontal level position to aid fine grading.
The cab is designed to offer all-round visibility, with industry-standard controls and air conditioning as standard. SDLG adds that maintenance access is improved with large side and rear doors, while greasing points have been made easily accessible for efficient daily maintenance.
“We are always looking for new ways to help our customers get the most out of their equipment,” added El Essawy. “By taking some of our most popular machines and improving fuel efficiency and operator control, we are demonstrating our continued commitment to those customers.”