Skid Steer Loaders Experiencing 3ignificAnt 'roWtH
ndia is one of the high growth economies of the world and comes under the classification of ewly ndustrialized Country’ according to economists. t is the seventh largest economy and third in terms of purchasing power parity. The country has been achieving a growth rate of around 7 percent for over two decades.
t is anticipated that the growth momentum will continue given the government’ s various initiatives towards ease of doing business which will spur growth in various segments of infrastructure like ports, airports, roads and highways; and projects such as Swatch Bharat (Clean ndia),
amami Gange (Clean Ganga) and Make in ndia. As the country attracts more investment, more jobs are being created in the industries and services sector. There has also been a growing awareness to improve safety in the workplace. Mechanization is also taking place at a brisk pace to keep costs in check.
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Caterpillar, a renowned manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, is well positioned to contribute to each initiative with its Cat equipment and advanced technological solutions.
n recent times, demand for compact machines like skid steer loaders has been escalating due to various reasons. As a very versatile utility machine, it is being used in general construction works in residential, commercial and industrial sectors, as well as in heavy construction works such as metro rail construction where the area is confined. 7he skid steer loader is also very useful in city maintenance jobs like solid waste handling, and in street and road maintenance, though its full potential is yet to be tapped. With 6wach %harat as one oI the Àagship campaigns of the government, the industry expects to see additional demand from this sector in the years to come.
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Caterpillar is a market leader in the skid steer loader product range in many countries as its products are known for their superior quality, reliability, design, technology, operator comfort, and very low owning and operating cost. Cat® 16 B3 Skid Steer oaders are manufactured at Caterpillar ndia facility which is about
kms from Chennai. The facility has been operational since 14 and is also exporting machines to various countries across the world to a widespread network of dealers.
Key Benefits and )eatures ersatility :
The 16 B3 is a compact machine, capable of counter–rotating within its own machine envelope, enabling it to work in tight spaces. Despite being an entry level model, it can handle many attachments, which can Ee chosen and fitted Eased on the application.
tation and ontrols:
The model has a spacious cabin and a pilot operated joystick levers as standard, which makes it very easy for the operator to learn. peration reTuires very little effort compared to machines with hand levers and foot pedals, resulting in less operator fatigue. The left lever controls the steering and the right lever controls the loader/ bucket. Since there are no foot pedals, there is a lot of leg space and a Àat easy to clean Àoor. A Ioot throttle pedal helps the operator to accelerate the speed when needed, without having to take his hands off the lever. This allows the operator to run the machine at mid-idle, and using full engine RPM only when necessary, which means less fuel consumption. ptional door with glass