A number of foreign players have entered into the Indian market with manufacturing facilities and a few new ones are in the process of launching. Telcon is a major player in the Indian BHL market with its two products - TATA 315V and TATA 315E. While 315V is the undisputable Number 1 in the +80 hp class of BHL, the 315E is widely accepted in the market for being fuel-efficient and cost- effective.
Telcon BHLs are known for their lowest cost of operations because of the high quality of components used. Proven components like the Tata 497TCIC engine and the tough ZF axle and transmission make their products the choice of customers. Features like the Power-shift transmission offer a clutch-less operation ensuring a smoother movement, higher site productivity, comfortable drive and lesser loads on the machine components.
BHLs are essentially utility machines and the rental rates vary based on the usage and the geography. In general, the average rental rates would be about `650-750 per hour.
The returns vary for customers depending on usage and area of operation but a typical customer would ensure his returns by a period of 36 months. By this time, the customer also plans to dispose off his machine.
BHL is a versatile machine because of which, it is the largest selling construction equipment in India today. Telcon offers a wide range of attachments for both the backhoe and the loader portions. Some of the attachments for the backhoe portion are GP bucket, HD bucket, trench bucket, ditch bucket, square hole bucket, ripper attachment, rock-breaker. The attachments on the loader side are 6-in-1 bucket, tilt dump bucket, forklift and jib crane.
Both the Telcon products 315V and 315E comply with BS3 norms and have already been approved by ARAI, Pune. Telcon also offers the most practical and acceptable BS3 compliant engine (TATA 497TC IC) in the BHL market segment today. Currently, there is no mandate for the conversion of earlier BS2 engines in the market to BS3 compliant.
All major players of the world are today in the Indian market vying for a market share. Telcon is known and appreciated by the customers for its reliable and cost-effective products and also wide-spread service through both dealer - Telcon support backed by up economic costing spare parts.
Telcon is a one-stop offering constructive solutions for all the customer needs. The products on offer from Telcon are: excavators (2T to 120 T), backhoe loaders (76 hp and 86 hp), wheel loaders, soil compactor (11T), motor grader (140 hp, 12 ft moldboard), cranes (from 25T to 650T), and transit mixer (6 cu m).