Internationally recognised earthmoving equipment manufacturer Shantui gave guests at the bauma Africa Trade Fair a sneak-peak of its new 48-ton SE480 excavator and SL60W-3 wheel loader – which were officially launched in Africa at the event.
Shantui’s substantial 800 m2 exhibition area was a platform for the launch of a number of the company’s latest product and network developments. What’s more, Shantui also be demonstrated a range of its more established and trusted machinery, in order to emphasise the company’s long term commitment to the rapidly-developing African economy. Shantui vice general managerfor equipment in Southern AfricaGarron Troskie points out that the company’s new SE480 excavator boasts a 47,6 ton operating weight and a bucket capacity of 2,3 m3, making it ideally suited for mining and quarrying applications.
“Mining and quarrying are among the most rapidly developing sectors in Africa, and the introduction of the SE480 excavator will assist Shantui in gaining a stronger foothold in this market. The excavator offers power and quality at an affordable price, and is designed for quarrying applications, as well as for entry level mining operations,” he explains.
Troskie highlights the fact that the latest -3 version of the Shantui SL60W wheel loader is also designed for mining and quarrying applications. “The Shantui SL60W-3 wheel loader is powered by a Cummins engine, which develops 175 kW of power. This unit has an operating weight of 21 tons and has a 3,5 m³ bucket capacity.”
In addition to the new product launches, Shantui also displayed its range of tried and trusted machinery at bauma Africa, including;Shantui SD32W bulldozer: Powered by a Cummins NTA855-C360 engine, which develops 235 kW/ 320 hp, it has an operating weight of 41,5 tons and is equipped with a single-shank ripper with a ripping depth of 1 m. The unit is further equipped with rock application tracks and blade.
Shantui SD22W bulldozer: This model is powered by a Cummins NTA855-C280 engine, which develops 162 kW/220 hp. It has an operating weight of 25,5 tons and includes a three-shank ripper with rollover protective structures (ROPS) and falling object protective structures (FOPS) cab.
Shantui SG21-3 motor grader: Driven by an In-line six cylinder, 4 stroke, overhead valve direct injection Cummins 6CTAA8.3-C215 engine, it has an operating weight of 17 tons. The working performance of the blade at an inclined angle is 90 degrees, and the turning angle of the blade is 360 degrees. This unit comes complete with a 3965 mm/4270mm blade, and includes air conditioning.
Shantui SR12 roller: The Shantui SR12-5 smooth drum roller is powered by a Deutz engine, which develops 82 kW/116 hp, has a fully enclosed cab, front drum and rear wheel drive, variable frequency and amplitude control and a climbing gradeability of 40 percent. Also includedare pad-foot shells for attachment to the smooth drum.
Shantui SF50 forklift: Is powered by a Weichai engine, which develops 81 kW of power. This unit has an operating weight of 8,1 tons. The lifting height of this machine is 4,42 m, with the bottom mast clearance of 195 mm, in addition to a 5 ton lifting capacity.
The bauma Africa event brought together more than 500 exhibitors and 15 000 visitors from the construction and mining sectors. Shantui Equipment Southern Africa director and vice general manager for Shandong Shantui Construction Machinery Import and Export Co., Ltd Dylan Chicken believes that this event serves as the ideal platform for the company’s new product launches.
“A number of African economies are still in the infancy stages of development and, as a result, many projects do not necessarily have highly skilled technicians or the required hardware and software for advanced diagnostics. Instead, they require a simple yet robust machine that is able to withstand the harsh African climate and operating conditions, and emerging economies now recognise and trust the Shantui brand to meet these unique demands,” he concludes.
Founded in 1980, Shantui Construction Machinery Co. not only rode the wave of China’s spectacular economic development over the past 30 years but also helped to create it. Originally a fully state-owned company, Shantui today is a public company that is well on its way to becoming one of China’s top multinational firms. With sales in more than 120 countries round the globe, Shantui is also leading the way as one of China’s top global brands.
Shantui Equipment Southern Africa : Vice General Manager
Shandong Shantui Construction Machinery Import and Export Co., Ltd : Vice General Manager
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