BHE launches new HL 660 wheel loader
Bhutan Hyundai Equipments (BHE) launched newly manufactured HL
660 wheel loader in Phuentsholing last week.
Manufactured by Hyundai Motor Company and costing around Nu 4.5mn, the wheel loader, according to the BHE officials, would mostly benefit the industries. The machine can lift up to five metric tons and would ease in lifting things like raw materials and soil for construction companies.
Unlike other machines, the HL 660 developed in Hyundai’s manufacturing plant in China, is reportedly also easy to operate. The machine is also assured of easy maintenance and availability of spare parts.
BHE, during the launch, handed over the machine to their first two customers - Bhutan Carbide and Chemicals Limited (BCCL) and Tashi Metals Limited.
BHE’s Sr. General Manager Pema Loday said the company is receiving more inquiries and orders from others because of its features.
“BCCL has ordered two machines and one will be handed over next week. Because of the reasonable price, easy maintenance and suitability for a country like ours, the machine is expected to get a good market,” he said.
And with existing machines of other brands already in the country, the dealer company is also looking for feedbacks from new customers. “Since Hyundai’s machines are not much in Bhutan, people can test different brands suiting our needs,” Pema Loday said.
Meanwhile, BCCL’s Chief Executive Officer KK Reddy said the company had ordered two machines to be used at their plant in Pasakha.
He said the machines are well equipped with easier maintenance and better after-sale services. “It can be used in plants to lift heavy materials due to its lifting capacity. It will economically benefit the companies,” he added.
Hyundai Equipments’ Regional Sales Manager Binod Kumar said the machine is fully mechanized and easy to operate for Bhutanese customers.
The 18mt wheel loader can travel 36 kilometers per hour.
Meanwhile, BHE has been dealing with Hyundai’s machineries for the past two years. The company is the first heavy machinery dealer of Hyundai Motor Company in Bhutan.