Mahindra Construction Equipment (MCE) launched RoadMaster G90 Comfort+, a new variant of the G90 RoadMaster Motor Grader and displayed some new product concepts such as EarthMaster SX 79 with DrillX, RoadMaster G75 Smart, EarthMaster SX Smart and HaulMaster Haulage Tractor. The theme at the stall was Made for India in keeping with the company’s tradition of designing and developing products for India and placing the customer at the centre of it all.
The RoadMaster G90 Comfort+ has been introduced keeping in mind the harsh temperature conditions and dusty environments at which Mahindra’s graders work. It is probably the first fully designed and manufactured in India product to offer an HVAC cabin on a motor grader. Apart from the successful simple design and optimal productivity, the product adds additional comfort and safety to the operator resulting in increased productivity and work efficiency with a marginal impact on cost and fuel consumption.
EarthMaster SX 79 comes with the DrillX attachment for EarthMaster range of backhoe loaders. The DrillX is a special attachment which can be deployed for drilling holes for fencing and solar installations. The performance of the DrillX will be remarkably better than the conventional auger attachments and it can be used for drilling holes in hard/rocky strata as well as where most of the conventional augers fail.
The RoadMaster G75 Smart will be the only affordable, uncompromised and mechanized grading solution for small contractors working on rural roads and district roads/state highways expansion projects. RoadMaster G75 Smart is the company’s solution to help contractors in the lower end of the spectrum. The machine delivers 200% productivity compared to tractor attachments at just 20% more owning and operating costs. The other key takeaway is the quality of camber that you get with G75 Smart which is just not possible with sub optimal tractor attachments. Add to this simple hassle-free design, low and easy maintenance, unmatched reliability and a Mahindra engine, the value offered is immense.
EarthMaster SX Smart can be a very smart choice for customers who run their machines on a backhoe intensive application and want to avoid the higher asset cost that the upcoming BS4 norms have in store. The machine has been configured very smartly to run on a 50 HP engine without compromising on the backhoe output of the 79 HP EarthMaster. The performance of loader would be lower compared to the EarthMaster SX but the backhoe productivity would be unchanged with ~20% improved fuel consumption.
With the ever increasing per hectare farm output in India there also came a set of logistical problems that the current machines in the industry were not able to cater to. The bigger and capable trucks cannot manoeuvre easily in the farmlands while the current tractors could not haul the ever-increasing yield quickly or efficiently. Mahindra’s HaulMaster will be able to haul 200% more as compared to a current 55HP tractor while costing only 30% more to own and operate. The time saved and the trips increased due to its high productivity will result in substantial increase in profitability.