SMALL AND SWIFT
Construction Week|September 2020
SMALL AND SWIFT
Backhoe loaders have come of age. But how is the market treating them?
MOLLY R

With increased demand for productivity, next-gen backhoe loaders are being in-tegrated with hydraulic systems in the engine, which provides faster operation-al movement and greater digging with higher power. Transformations in infrastructure frameworks and a burgeoning engineering and construction industry are likely to increase the demand for backhoe loaders during the projected period.

Backhoe loaders are used in various industries such as construction, agriculture, mining, and in other infrastructure activities. Design of backhoe loaders facilitates several construction activities including landscaping, breaking asphalt, light transportation of building materials, powering building equipment, small demolitions, digging holes, excavation, and paving roads.

Small construction project are expected to increase demand for backhoe loaders due to their efficient use in material handling and digging applications across the world. Initiatives by governments across the world to boost development of infrastructure such as roads, airports, railways, and seaports, are projected to drive the market.

THE NEW WAYS

Backhoe loaders have always had high demand in the construction sector owing to their versatility. It is a multipurpose machine fitted with a loader and a backhoe attachment which makes it suitable for various applications. Puneet Vidyarthi, brand leader, Case Construction, says, “Our backhoe loaders can perform a variety of tasks on-site such as digging, dosing, levelling and lifting. They are built to provide flexible usage and reduce the time and efforts for customers. For versatility in different Indian operating conditions, the machine is also designed with heavy duty structures, tanks, fenders and rims.”

The infrastructure and real estate sectors have been experiencing tough times and the scenario is likely to remain grim till the overall health scenario improves. However, the long-term story of the sector remains intact as the government is committed to building a world-class infrastructure in the country. This is evident from its initiative of setting up NIP - the national infrastructure pipeline of projects - involving investments of Rs 111 trillion over five years up to 2025.

WE HAVE 770 EX OL, 770 EX PRO, CASE 770 EX MAGNUM PRO AND 851 EX PRO. THE PRO SERIES IS POWERED BY AN FPT INDUSTRIAL S8000 ENGINE.

PUNEET VIDYARTHI

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