Locally designed and manufactured at LiuGong’s plant at Pithampur, MP.
LiuGong Machinery Corporation is one of the titanic player in the CE industry internationally, with a wide array of extreme-duty and advanced product lines. It has an extensive global reach across 130 nations, along with 20 manufacturing facilities including that of Pithampur in India that is in operation since 2009. The China-based company began its Indian journey with a sale of a product way back in 2002, and later established a subsidiary firm LiuGong India that is dedicated to the local market including that of Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
At present, the company has over 19 dealers and 50 touch points, with dedicated technical support and marketing teams. And, it feels mature enough in the Indian market to unleash its full potential, by launching new India-focussed products. In the run-up to EXCON 2017 at Bengaluru next week, the company has announced that it will be launching a new excavator is made in India and made for world, along with few other new products.
The all-new LiuGong 921 Di is a heavy-duty, medium-range tracked excavator aimed at best-in-class performance and low operating cost. It boasts a maximum digging depth of 5,875 mm with a bucket capacity of 0.95 m3 and track length of 4,170 mm, with operating weight of 21,000 Kgs. Powered by Cummins B5.9 engine assembled in India, the machine generates a gross power of 104 kW (141 hp) at 2,000 rpm.
To improve fuel efficiency, the 921 Di is designed with negative flow hydraulics, that optimizes the speeds of main control valve and while working and cutting down on the hydraulic system’s pressure loss. The synchronization between pilot valves and main control valve offers precise control. An advanced Auto Idling system is also in place to lower engine rpm when the machine is idle to save fuel. In terms of digging operations, additional buffer valve is provided for smooth hydraulic operation. While high breakout forces of bucket, arm and high torque of powerful swing motor have reduced the swing cycle time considerably.
*An edited version of this article has been published in the November & December 2017 (combined) edition of MotorIndia Magazine.