Loader maker goes Tier 4

Loader maker goes Tier 4

SDLG announces four new wheel-loader models with engines that meet latest emission standards.

Farmers who like using wheel loaders for big jobs around the farm - from managing a silage pile to other material moving chores, have had access to the SDLG line. These machines come from a Chinese company owned by Volvo and offer a range of features farmers will like. And now the company has announced it is rolling out final Tier 4 wheel loaders across North America this spring. All four models the company offers in North America will be upgraded to their final Tier 4 version.

GOING TIER 4: SDLG announces that it will retool its line with new models that use new-tech engines.

The LG938L (a 2.5 cubic yard machine) and the LG948L (a 3 cubic yard machine) will be replaced with new loaders in June - the L938F and L948F, respectively. The larger models - the LG958 and LG959 - both 4 cubic yard machines - will be replaced later this year with the L958F and L959F models.

Al Quinn, director of SDLG North America, comments in the announcement: "SDLG fills a market niche in which its customers don't require the most cutting-edge technologies for their applications, but that doesn't mean they don't need well-made machines that are environmentally friendly."

Along with those new Tier 4 engines, the machines will have a range of improvements including a new SDLG SD60- branded engine built by Deutz-Germany; passive regeneration of the engine to improve operator performance; improved serviceability to the engine compartment; new joystick control with forward, neutral and reverse directions on the joystick; first gear kickdown on trigger finger; and improved heating and air conditioning controls. Learn more at sdlgna.com.

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