Schwing Stetter is addressing technological voids to meet customer demands. Prateek Pardeshi looks at the outcome taking the shape in the form of new products.

A pioneer of concrete construction equipment, manufacturer Schwing Stetter India, unveiled 14 new products at Excon 2k21. With growth projected in the demand for CEVs, the company has addressed technological voids backed by extensive Research & Development (R&D). Fully aware that the development and commercialisation have to converge into customer affordability, the company has moved to a new range of hybrid and biofuel products. Schwing Stetter announced a collaboration with KOEL and Mahindra to make use of a (B7biodiesel blend in CEV Stage IV engines. This will aid in slashing the product’s Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) according to V.G. Sakthikumar, Managing Director, Schwing Stetter India. “The team has used the pandemic lockdown period for R&D and has come up with modern solutions. It is a true testimony of our hard work during the pandemic. Claimed to have built technologically superior, efficient and cost-effective products, the company showcased 14 products that comprised of CEs, road machines, excavators apart from Material Handling Equipment (MHE), concrete machinery, a mobile service unit and batching plants.

Construction equipment
The ZL33FV wheel loader on the show is powered by a WeiChai 230 hp WP4.6NG135E502 engine with a 3.3-tonne payload capacity. Coupled with a powershift transmission with F4 and R2 gears, it boasts a 40 kmph forward top speed and 30kmph reverse top speed. The ZL55GV wheel loader is powered by a 230 hp WeiChai WP7G234E501 engine with a 5.5-tonne payload capacity. Coupled with a powershift transmission with F2 and R1 gears, it boasts of a 40 kmph and 17 kmph speed respectively. The XS163J soil compactor brings along an HVAC cabin to ensure driver comfort. The XCMG Motor grader GR 1705 focuses on driver visibility brought to life by a trapezoidal cabin with a 15-tonne operating weight and an articulated frame.

Concrete Machinery
The company showcased the Boom pump S 47 SX III, a newly launched truck-mounted concrete pump based on a three-axle Tata Signa chassis. The five articulation arms with a capacity of 245 kN ensure safety with the boom boasting of a 46.10m vertical reach. According to Sakthikumar, it’s the longest and lightest truck mounter pump available. The company partnered with Mahindra on the Self Loading Mixer (SLM) 4600 SV powered by the 110 hp Mahindra CEV-IV engine. The AM9 FHC2, a concrete mixer is built on the Tata Prima LX 2830.K. Similarly, the company offers mixers of Ashok Leyland AVTR series, Eicher Pro series, BharatBenz 8×4 and Prima series chassis. In terms of sales, Sakthikumar stated that Tata and Ashok Leyland chassis commanded the highest volume of sales.

The truck-mounted crane XCT150 Y offers a fully extended boom length of 75m. XCMG is known to have manufactured the superstructure. It also showcased a crawler crane XGC150-1A with a 150-tonne boom lift capacity. The mobile service van built on a Tata 1212 LPT BSVI truck chassis includes a workbench and cabinet, bunk bed, multi-drawer trolley, and an Elgi air compressor powered by an Eicher TMTL 15 kVa genset, and features a welding machine, a pneumatic oil pump with hose among other accessories. The company also showcased XE 38U, a compact mini excavator powered by a Yanmar engine, and XE 215-i LC powered by a Cummins engine. The products have opened new export markets like Israel, Saudi, the USA and Brazil to name a few.

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