Mo­tor Graders:

Man­u­fac­tur­ers Con­tinue With Busi­ness Dex­ter­ity

NBM&CW - - REPORT – MOTOR GRADERS -

In a buoy­ant mar­ket, Mo­tor Graders, man­u­fac­tur­ers are of­fer­ing higher ca­pac­ity ma­chines to meet de­mand for higher pro­ducƟvity, and en­able own­ers earn beƩer profit mar­gins, es­pe­cially with project com­pleƟon sched­ules geƫng Ɵghter. P.P. Ba­sistha re­ports.

The cur­rent up­swing in road con­struc­tion has seen the size of the mo­tor grader mar­ket rise from a mod­est 830 units in 2016 to 1000 units in 2017, with an an­tic­i­pated 1200 units in 2018. De­mand is be­ing seen across both the heav­ier (170-180-200 hp) and lighter class (140-150 hp) of mo­tor graders. The higher-pow­ered ma­chines are gen­er­ally used for grad­ing re­quire­ments of 160200 cum/hr, while the lighter units are for grad­ing re­quire­ments of 100-120 cum/hr. A ma­jor chunk of the de­mand is com­ing from sub­con­trac­tors.

In the process, CASE New Hol­land (CNH) is of­fer­ing its 845 B dual 150-173 hp, 15-ton grader and the vari­able 865 B 195-205-220 hp grader. “The high hp graders with higher draw­bar pull en­able higher pro­duc­tiv­ity. Fuel con­sump­tion is op­ti­mized by au­to­mated load sen­sors. The right weight of the ma­chines en­sures sta­bil­ity in un­du­lated con­di­tions. The CASE Inida's patented mold board de­sign pro­vides lit­tle re­sis­tance dur­ing grad­ing, and op­ti­mizes fuel con­sump­tion to a great ex­tent. The ma­chines come with a stan­dard air-con­di­tioned cabin for op­er­a­tor com­fort, while the ROPS, FOPS and blade pitch ad­just­ment in­side the op­er­a­tor

cabin en­hance safety,” says Sha­l­abh Chaturvedi, Head of Mar­ket­ing, CASE In­dia.

CASE In­dia pro­vides, rip­per, scar­i­fier and dozer blade at­tach­ments as an op­tion, and im­ports its graders from the Brazil facility for the In­dian mar­ket.

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