Shandong Lingong Construction Machinery Co Ltd (SDLG) has launched variable horsepower (VHP) versions of two of its biggest selling motor graders for the Middle Eastern and African markets.
The new G9190 and G9220 VHP (automatic variable horsepower) motor graders provide an automatic mode for transmission, allowing operators to shift seamlessly between manual to automatic transmission. This gives them greater control over the grading process while optimising fuel efficiency.
“The new VHP models give the operator greater control over the grading process, with the freedom to shift from manual to automatic transmission when they choose,” said Shahir El Essawy, SDLG’s Business Manager for Hub South. “They are also fitted with a piston pump hydraulic system that always delivers the optimum oil flow to the hydraulic functions, regardless of engine speed. In this way, VHP allows the operator to concentrate on grading with greater precision for superior results, while the machine focuses on being more fuel-efficient.”
The standard versions of the G9190 and G9220 motor graders were launched in 2015 and have been well-received in the market. Just last year, SDLG sold 28 G9220s – as well as 30 LG958L wheel loaders – to a Saudi Arabian customer to facilitate a large-scale road maintenance initiative