One of the LG958L loaders in operation at Visakhapatnam Port
Bulk cargo service provider Golden Shipping & Trading is using seven SDLG
wheeled loaders to help the efficiency of operations at a port in southeast India.
Golden Shipping & Trading operates three LG958L and three L933 wheeled loaders at Visakhapatnam Port in Andhra Pradesh, which load and unload cargo including material from local quarries.
“We purchased six SDLG wheeled loaders in a span of 12 months,” said Rahul Koraganji, MD 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 5.5 t rated L958F has a maximum bucket capacity of 5.1 m3 and a maximum dumping height of 3,470 mm. The L958F also features a load-sensing fully hydraulic steering system, which is designed to be light, quick and energy-saving.
Koraganji commented on 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.
“When our operators are comfortable, it boosts our operations and efficiency.”
The LG958L and L933 have been on site since 2017. The 5 t rated LG958L is used for high stacking and loading dumpers and rakes. The 3 t rated L933 is mainly used for loading dumpers. Working between eight to ten hours a day, the wheeled loaders transport between 1,000 to 1,500 tons 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 purchased all its SDLG wheeled loaders from Asha Automine, SDLG’s distributor in Visakhapatnam, India.