Applying advanced technology, we have successfully made superior bulldozers that feature reasonable arrangement, excellent performance, beautiful design, easy control, convenient maintenance, safety and reliability, says Sunil Sapru, President, LiuGong India. Excerpts from an interview with Equipment India.What is the demand-supply scenario for dozers?The growth in demand has been significant in the Indian market. At Liugong, we are always confident of this growth and hence acquire the Poland-based HSW and its distribution subsidiary, Dressta Co. The product range from HSW can well be synergised with our existing product line. The demand for bulldozers is expected to grow to 1,000 units during 2014 as compared to 700 units in 2010.What are the growth enablers?The single most significant growth enabler for the Indian construction market is the Indian government and its focus on nation building. The growth drivers includes the current and proposed financial outlay in road infrastructure, housing, power, irrigation and segments like ports and airports. The overall scenario in the medium term is positive. All these are major growth enablers of the CE industry because they not only use large construction equipment but also generate secondary demands in the market which all require a large number of earthmoving and construction equipment.What are the product /technology trends in dozers?With shifts in trends in machine utilisation, type of applications and hours of usage of a machine several technological improvements are making dozers better.The focus is on the whole life cost which includes increasing fuel efficiency, lower maintenance costs and higher performance as there is pressure on margins due to higher fuel costs. Also, the operators` comfort and the operator-friendly features are gaining attention. Customising a product based on application needs is a popular trend where customers have started using product for right applications. You can have different attachment like rippers that can be attached to bull dozers.Tell us about the range offered in dozers and its unique features.Liugong provides a wide range of crawler bulldozers starting from 72hp to 520 hp to meet the varied demands of road construction. Our crawler bulldozer has a good cross-country performance and strong traction, independently accomplishing several procedures of towing, pulling, excavating, delivering, pressuring and breaking. Applying advanced technology, we have successfully made superior construction bulldozers that feature reasonable arrangement, excellent performance, beautiful design, easy control, convenient maintenance, safety and reliability. Reliable, the engine of our construction bulldozers has high coefficient of power reserve, high torque output and low oil consumption. The shock absorber reduces impact against transmission system, enhancing stabilisation of the drive system. The construction bulldozer is equipped with newly developed electronic monitoring device, which has instrument display and warning property.What is the rental scenario with regard to dozers?Dozer equipment rentals are expected to gain momentum in the next couple of years when more projects are due to start simultaneously which would cause a gap in the machine supply- demand situation.