RoadMaster G75: Revolutionizing Road Making in India
However, the Mahindra RoadMaster G75 is designed and manufactured in India and for India. Over 20,000 man-days of product development, over 6,000 hours of extensive testing across the country in the most extreme working conditions, locations and applications, extensive one-year study of the road and road construction eco system in India, and inputs from customers, contractors, government officials and other entities involved in road construction, are the extensive and inclusive efforts that have gone into designing this disruptive machine, especially for Indian roads. RoadMaster G75 is manufactured at Mahindra’s state of the art manufacturing facility at Chakan, Pune.
Traditionally, road construction in India, especially of smaller roads, has been very labour-intensive, combined with suboptimal methods and unsuitable machinery. This has led to roads being of poor quality with a very short lifespan. Reduced road life means added expenses for maintaining the road and re-doing them over and over again. Huge expenses are also incurred in labour hiring and management. Speed of construction still remains very slow with the same roads being redone time and again.
RoadMaster G75 is 180% faster, can single-handedly do the work of 30 labourers, has reduced construction cost, and higher operator comfort. When compared to conventional motor graders, it has 50% the productivity at 35% the product cost, and 40% the operating cost without compromising on the quality of work. Powered by the high-performing Mahindra DiTECH engine, it is designed to have the lowest maintenance and operating cost in its class, leading to increased productivity and profitability for the owners.
The RoadMaster comes with a 3000mm blade that is perfect for construction and maintenance of small and medium roads, and is also suitable for expansion work of state and national highways. There is an option of reducing the blade size to 2600-mm by removing 200-mm of blade from each side. This feature is particularly useful when working on small roads with moving, ongoing traffic. The grader can
Mahindra’s RoadMaster G75 is a disruptive product in the motor grader segment that is set to change the way more than 90% of roads in India are being constructed
single to double lane roads, while a minuscule 5% are the larger ones, which require bulky machines for building and maintenance.
Most motor grader brands in India are either imports or from foreign manufacturers in developed nations, and are designed to suit the requirements of their home countries. These machines are simply brought and sold in India without understanding the ground realities or requirements of the Indian market.
Most motor graders sold in India are huge, expensive and grossly under-utilized, as the market for these machines is restricted to a few large players catering to this 5-6% of all roads in India. This oversight ensures that the sale and utilization of these machines is restricted to the big players and a very small market. For the 95% of the road building market, these machines prove to be too bulky and expensive for the size and budget of these roads, resulting in small sales volumes.