The new SDLG B877F backhoe loader has the power and manoeuvrability to tackle a wide range of applications.
SDLG has launched a new backhoe loader for the Middle Eastern and African markets, the SDLG B877F. Available as of October, this F-series, sideshift backhoe loader is half a tonne lighter than its predecessor, the B877, and features a new engine, greater cab space, and enhanced cooling capacity, as well as state-of-the-art loader linkage and other improvements.
Henrik Sjöstrand, Product Manager, SDLG, said, 'SDLG backhoe loaders always receive a great deal of interest in the Middle East and Africa, and for good reason, they are extremely versatile and efficient machines. Whether you're operating the loader or the excavator, the new B877F has the power and manoeuvrability to handle almost any job. Those looking for a high-performing, reliable, easily operable and cost-effective backhoe loader need to look no further than SDLG.'
First-rate manoeuvrability and stability
The B877F is equipped with an improved loader linkage system to provide excellent breakout force, and it comes with a 1 cu m capacity loader bucket as standard. It is now easier to anchor the machine when using the excavator bucket. It also offers better control of the excavator arm when re-positioning, better stability and more efficient excavating. The new model also features a 55-degree steering angle, providing excellent manoeuvrability that is particularly advantageous when working in confined areas, according to the company.
'Customers can purchase the B877F with either a multi-purpose or general-purpose loader bucket, together with an extendable or standard arm,' said Sjöstrand. 'There is also a wide range of attachments to choose from, such as various sizes of excavator buckets and flip over forks,' he added.
Under the hood
The B877F is fitted with a 70 kW Yuchai engine, manufactured by Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Group Co., Ltd. The Yuchai features the same power as the machine's previous engine, but it offers much higher torque. The new engine now supplies the hydraulic system with a constant flow, providing the operator with a reliable power supply for extended duration.
Access to the engine is made easier through a larger, rear-hinged engine hood. To make maintenance easier, the filters and water separator have been grouped in the engine compartment. The B877F has also been fitted with a larger radiator, with an ambient temperature of 50oC. This improved cooling capacity leads to better performance in hot climates. Access to this high-capacity radiator is also made easier via the large hood opening.
The B877F's new, spacious cab provides the operator with excellent visibility around the machine, as well as greater space for turning between the loader and excavator operating positions. The ergonomic cab also features a streamlined layout and design of the machine's controls, a new handbrake design, and a new parking brake that is easier to operate and has better brake force. Additionally, the differential lock switch has been moved from the side panel to the floor, resulting in easier use for the operator.
The air-conditioning has been improved for this model, too. Outlets from the ceiling provide 30 per cent increased cooling capacity and a 120 per cent improvement in blowing speed than previous-generation machines. This results in faster cooling of the cab and a much more comfortable operator environment, particularly in the hot climates of the Middle East and Africa.