Schwing Stetter India launches XCMG excavator range for the construction and mining industry

The range offers significant features like energy saving and safe operations

AR Subramanian, executive director (left) with VG Sakthikumar , MD, Schwing Stetter India, at the launch the excavators.
AR Subramanian, executive director (left) with VG Sakthikumar , MD, Schwing Stetter India, at the launch the excavators.

Schwing Stetter India (SSI) launched its new generation XCMG crawler hydraulic excavators - XE80C, XE140I and XE215 C. The three new machines are set to revolutionise the construction and mining industry in India. The innovations were launched in Chennai and unveiled by VG Sakthikumar, MD, Schwing Stetter India.

"There has been a consistent demand for crawler hydraulic excavators owing to a general increase in projects being awarded. The crawler hydraulic excavator is present in the following industries such as construction, excavation, earthwork, mining, quarry and roads. We also find crawler hydraulic excavator applications in the following industries such as forestry, recycling, demolition, lakes, river cleaning and underwater applications," said Sakthikumar.

The crawler hydraulic excavators are conceptualised based on the current needs of customers in this segment and customised with a high-power XCMG's proprietary matching technology. The machines have undergone several extensive trials to meet the industry requirements of smart, efficient products. The excavator variants are:

*XCMG crawler hydraulic excavator XE80 C
*XCMG crawler hydraulic excavator XE140 I
*XCMG crawler hydraulic excavator XE215 C

The significant features of the excavator range are excellent performance, intelligent control, high-performance slewing bearing, energy saving, reliable and durable X-frame, safe operation, and convenient maintenance.

Sakthikumar said, "With market demand doubling to 25,000 units in 2018, compared to 11,000 units in 2011, we are launching the crawler hydraulic excavator range for the Indian market at the right time. The industry will increase steadily in the next few years with increased investment in infrastructure projects like interlinking of rivers, road and rail construction. Schwing Stetter-XCMG range of excavators will revolutionise the present earthmoving sector. With their record energy-saving performance and breakthrough cost-efficiency, the new range will offer the best return on investment and resale value to the owner.”

The company is actively working out strategies to build market presence as it gears up for increased business opportunities that the current infrastructure space holds. With the new launch, Schwing Stetter plans to consolidate its share of the XCMG excavator market in India and extend its reach to other developing rural markets globally.

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