Shantui Equipment offered guests at Bauma Africa 2013 a sneak peak of its 48-ton SE480 excavator and SL60W-3 wheel loader.The earthmoving equipment manufacturer’s new SE480 excavator boasts a 47.6 ton operating weight and a bucket capacity of 2.3m3. The latest 3-version of the Shantui SL60W-3 wheel loader is powered by a Cummins engine, with an operating weight of 21 tons and a 3.5m3 bucket capacity. Both are ideally suited for mining and quarrying applications in South Africa and Africa.“Mining and quarrying are among the most rapidly developing sectors in Africa, and the introduction of [these products] will assist Shantui in gaining a stronger foothold in the market,” says Garron Troskie, Shantui vice general manager for equipment in Southern Africa.
At Shantui‘s stand at Bauma Africa, Dylan Chicken, Shantui Equipment SA Director, emphasised the company’s long term commitment to the rapidly-developing African economy. “A number of African economies are still in the infancy stages of development and, as a result, many do not necessarily have highly skilled technicians or the required hardware and software for advanced diagnostics. Instead, they require a simple yet robust machine that is able to withstand the harsh African climate and operating conditions.”