SDLG launches new backhoe loader in Middle East and Africa

SDLG backhoeThe efficient and versatile SDLG B877F backhoe loader has the power and manoeuvrability to tackle a wide range of applications. (Image source: SDLG)SDLG has launched a new backhoe loader for the Middle East and African markets - SDLG B877F 

Available as of October, this F-series, sideshift backhoe loader is half a tonne lighter than its predecessor, the B877, and features a new engine, greater cab space, and enhanced cooling capacity, as well as state-of-the-art loader linkage and other improvements.

SDLG product manager Henrik Sjöstrand said, “SDLG backhoe loaders always receive a great deal of interest in the Middle East and Africa, and for good reason; they are extremely versatile and efficient machines. Whether you’re operating the loader or the excavator, the new B877F has the power and manoeuvrability to handle almost any job. Those looking for a high-performing, reliable, easily operable and cost-effective backhoe loader need to look no further than SDLG.”

Manoeuvrability and stability

The B877F is equipped with an improved loader linkage system to provide excellent breakout force, and it comes with a 1 m3 capacity loader bucket as standard. What’s more, the kinematics have been improved. It is now easier to anchor the machine when using the excavator bucket. It also offers better control of the excavator arm when repositioning, better stability and more efficient excavating. The new model also features a 55-degree steering angle, providing excellent manoeuvrability that is particularly advantageous when working in confined areas.

“Customers can purchase the B877F with either a multi-purpose or general-purpose loader bucket, together with an extendable or standard arm,” said Sjöstrand. “There is also a wide range of attachments to choose from, such as various sizes of excavator buckets and flip over forks. The B877F can be equipped with additional hydraulics if needed.”

Under the hood

Inside the machine, one of the biggest changes comes in the form of a new engine. The B877F is fitted with a 70 kW Yuchai, manufactured by Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Group Co., Ltd. The Yuchai features the same power as the machine’s previous engine, but it offers much higher torque. The new engine now supplies the hydraulic system with a constant flow, providing the operator with a reliable power supply for extended durations.

Access to the engine is made easier through a larger, rear-hinged engine hood. To make maintenance easier, the filters and water separator have been grouped in the engine compartment. The B877F has also been fitted with a larger radiator, with an ambient temperature of 50oC. This improved cooling capacity leads to better performance in hot climates. Access to this high-capacity radiator is also made easier via the large hood opening.

“Easier and more affordable maintenance is something our Middle Eastern and African customers are increasingly demanding,” said Sjöstrand. “The new series has been specifically designed to ensure that service and maintenance can be handled with ease.”

Cab comforts

The B877F’s new, spacious cab provides the operator with excellent visibility around the machine, as well as greater space for turning between the loader and excavator operating positions. The ergonomic cab also features a streamlined layout and design of the machine’s controls, a new handbrake design, and a new parking brake that is easier to operate and has better brake force. Additionally, the differential lock switch has been moved from the side panel to the floor, resulting in easier use for the operator.

The air conditioning has been improved for this model, too. Outlets from the ceiling provide 30% increased cooling capacity and a 120% improvement in blowing speed than previous-generation machines. This results in faster cooling of the cab and a much more comfortable operator environment, particularly in the hot climates of the Middle East and Africa.

Superior support

Behind every great product is great service. “SDLG has one of the largest, most seasoned dealer networks in these regions, with highly-trained, expert technicians that are ready to provide extensive support to customers,” said Sjöstrand.

The new B877F is now available through SDLG’s expansive network of dealerships and service workshops throughout Africa and the Middle East.

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