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.

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