All the Doosan Bobcat range of skid steer loaders manufactured at the US and Czech Republic are equipped with the latest technology, powered by well renowned Kubota engines, most of which are Euro IV compliant. They offer excellent value for money in terms both owning and operating cost. The safety features are unparalleled with ergonomically-designed controls with all round visibility and comfortable work environment. Being a reputed manufacturer with worldwide operations, we follow stringent safety adhering to OSHA norms, says S Manjunath, General Manager - Sales, Doosan Infracore India. Excerpts of the interview.
Which are the verticals that can drive the demand for skid steers? The major buyers for these machines are civic bodies, construction companies (housing), and processing industries, among others. There is a lot of scope for expansion of equipment utilisation by using the right kind of attachments along with the machines. However, predominantly, the machines are being sold with standard loader bucket thus limiting its application. By understanding the customer´s application and suggesting the right attachment to fulfil his need would certainly increase the sales volumes.
Brief us on Doosan´s range of skid steers. Doosan has an array of of skid steer loader models starting with 350 kg up to 1200 kg rated operating capacity. We can get any machine within the entire range and can support any machine sold with our dealer network spread across the country. Our website [www.bobcat.com] has all the models with details and we are always available to suggest the right machine and the right attachment to the prospective buyer.
What are the attachments offered along with skid steers? We have more than 75 attachments, and in India the fast moving attachments are sweeper collector, mucking bucket, combination bucket, grader, pole planter, brick handler, augur, backhoe, rock breaker, pallet fork, frappler, and standard loader bucket, to name a few. All Doosan skid steer loaders accept varied attachments, which can be fitted or removed with the assistance of quick coupler within minutes, thus offering excellent versatility. We boast the highest number of attachments for a skid steer loader with varied product range to suit any application.
What differentiates you from the other peers in the same business? We get into the depth of application by interacting with the prospective buyer to ensure that the machine with the right attachment is supplied by which the customer´s operational needs are satisfied. The interaction helps the customer to understand the machine and its applications, which will go a long way especially when he wants different attachments for varied applications. We promote the attachments through our established dealer network across the country, who are trained to help customers/prospective buyers in selection of attachments. We also conduct road shows and participate in tradeshows to improve overall awareness of the product line.