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Babcock has added two excavators to its showcase — the first SDLG excavators to be released for export to Africa.

In Southern Africa, 21 ton excavators attract the largest sales volume in their class. Weighing in at 20 700 kg, Babcock’s new LG6210E excavator is fitted with a 3.9m long dipper arm with a long undercarriage and three roller guides on each side of the track. As with all SDLG excavators, this machine demonstrates a high-end specification, with global sourcing of components and fine manufacturing, which ensure high reliability and high returns.

The 14 ton LG6150E will effectively allow Babcock to make an entry into the lighter construction and civils market segments in which it has not offered products in the past. This compact new excavator weighs 13 800 kg and will also prove ideal for municipal maintenance work, since it can be cost effectively transported on a low-bed truck from site to site.

Babcock’s SDLG General Manager Eric Lerche says SDLG produces larger excavators which Babcock will consider introducing at a later date.  The two new models complement the company’s existing SDLG range, a value offering supported by Babcock’s extensive geographic dealer footprint.

The Babcock International Group is the exclusive distributor of Shandong Lingong Construction Machinery (SDLG) in Southern Africa, a range that includes wheel loaders, graders, excavators and vibratory rollers.

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