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SDLG machines bring efficiency to Indian port

Golden Shipping & Trading is using six SDLG wheel loaders to run operations in India’s Visakhapatnam Port, and has ordered a seventh machine.

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SDLG machines bring efficiency to Indian port

Currently, Golden Shipping & Trading relies on three LG958L and three L933 wheel loaders to load and unload cargo at Visakhapatnam Port in Andhra Pradesh, India. The machines’ performance has now led the company to add more SDLG machinery to its fleet.


“We purchased six SDLG wheel loaders in a span of 12 months,” said Rahul Koraganji, managing director of Golden Shipping & Trading. “In such a short time, we have been convinced of the reliability, efficiency and versatility of the machines. Also, our operators love the fact that it’s smooth and easy to use. Hence, we recently added a L958F to our SDLG fleet.”


The L958F is a general-purpose loader with high breakout force and high tipping load designed for heavy duty applications. Powered by a Deutz Tier III engine with a rated power of 162 kW at 2,000 rpm, the 5.5t rated L958F has a maximum bucket capacity of 5.1 m3 and a maximum dumping height of 3,470mm. The L958F also features a load-sensing fully hydraulic steering system, which is claimed to be light, quick and energy-saving.


“I am looking forward to our operators using the L958F. Its cooling system has optimised inlet and outlet air channels that provide high cooling efficiency – a feature that is highly useful to boost operator comfort in the Indian heat,” said Koraganji.


“When our operators are comfortable, it boosts our operations and efficiency. This was also proven when operators used SDLG’s LG958L and L933, so I am certain the L958F will do the same.”


The LG958L and L933 have been on site since 2017. The 5t rated LG958L is used for high stacking and loading dumpers and rakes. The 3t rated L933 is mainly used for loading dumpers. Working between eight to 10 hours a day, the wheel loaders transport between 1,000t to 1,500t of materials daily and are expected to remain on site for another five years.


Established in 2016, Golden Shipping& Trading is headquartered in Andhra Pradesh with branches at major ports in India. It is a leading bulk cargo service provider in Visakhapatnam Port and purchased all SDLG wheel loaders from Asha Automine, SDLG’s distributor in Visakhapatnam, India.


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