Skid Steer Loaders Experiencing Significant Growth

India is one of the high growth economies of the world and comes under the classification of ‘Newly Industrialized Country’ according to economists. It is the seventh largest economy and third in terms of purchasing power parity. The country has been achieving a growth rate of around 7 percent for over two decades.

It is anticipated that the growth momentum will continue given the government’s various initiatives towards ease of doing business which will spur growth in various segments of infrastructure like ports, airports, roads and highways; and projects such as Swatch Bharat (Clean India), Namami Gange (Clean Ganga) and Make in India. As the country attracts more investment, more jobs are being created in the industries and services sector. There has also been a growing awareness to improve safety in the workplace. Mechanization is also taking place at a brisk pace to keep costs in check.

Potential for Compact Machines

Caterpillar, a renowned manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, is well positioned to contribute to each initiative with its Cat® equipment and advanced technological solutions.

In recent times, demand for compact machines like skid steer loaders has been escalating due to various reasons. As a very versatile utility machine, it is being used in general construction works in residential, commercial and industrial sectors, as well as in heavy construction works such as metro rail construction where the area is confined. The skid steer loader is also very useful in city maintenance jobs like solid waste handling, and in street and road maintenance, though its full potential is yet to be tapped. With Swach Bharat as one of the flagship campaigns of the government, the industry expects to see additional demand from this sector in the years to come.

Cat® 216B3 Skid Steer Loaders

CAT 216B3 Skid Steer Loaders
Caterpillar is a market leader in the skid steer loader product range in many countries as its products are known for their superior quality, reliability, design, technology, operator comfort, and very low owning and operating cost. Cat® 216B3 Skid Steer Loaders are manufactured at Caterpillar India facility which is about 60 kms from Chennai. The facility has been operational since 2014 and is also exporting machines to various countries across the world to a widespread network of dealers.

Key Benefits and Features Versatility: The 216B3 is a compact machine, capable of counter–rotating within its own machine envelope, enabling it to work in tight spaces. Despite being an entry level model, it can handle many attachments, which can be chosen and fitted based on the application.

Operator Station and Controls: The model has a spacious cabin and a pilot operated joystick levers as standard, which makes it very easy for the operator to learn. Operation requires very little effort compared to machines with hand levers and foot pedals, resulting in less operator fatigue. The left lever controls the steering and the right lever controls the loader/bucket. Since there are no foot pedals, there is a lot of leg space and a flat, easy to clean floor. A foot throttle pedal helps the operator to accelerate the speed when needed, without having to take his hands off the lever. This allows the operator to run the machine at mid-idle, and using full engine RPM only when necessary, which means less fuel consumption. Optional door with glass or polycarbonate windscreen are available as field installation kits.

Engine: 216B3 is fitted with the Cat® C2.2 engine, producing a gross power of 51 hP. This enables the dealer to provide complete warranty and service to the machine.

Hydrostatic Transmission: The model comes with a hydro-static transmission. The pumps are mounted in-line with the engine. The variable displacement piston pumps run the piston type drive motors. The drive motors run the sprocket, which runs the wheels through chains. The model is fitted with separate left hand and right-hand chain case to which short stub axles are fixed. The chain case and axle can be adjusted to maintain the tension.

Hydraulics: The hydraulic tank is larger with a unique shape that ensures the cavitation formed in the hydraulic oil is removed before it gets into the system. The cooling fan is driven hydraulically so that the fan is not affected by the engine speed. This coupled with the ‘side by side’ cooling pack for hydraulic and engine oil compartment ensures optimum cooling.

Anti-Stall System: This system ensures that the engine does not get stalled when the load is high, and that the hydraulic power requirement does not exceed the engine power. The swash plate in the pump adjusts itself accordingly by reducing the flow but maintaining the torque to match the operator command.

Safety: There are a host of features to ensure the safety of the operator: The arm rest bar, unless pulled down, the engine cannot be started. Again, when it is raised, the machine’s parking brake automatically engages and hydraulics lock out. Spring activated hydraulically released brakes ensure effective and fail-safe braking. Operator presence seat mounted censors automatically engage the parking brake if it does not sense a minimum of 22 kg after a few seconds. Dead engine lower valve helps in bringing down the loader arm in the event of engine shutting and hydraulic system malfunction. Last but not the least, emergency exits are present in the rear.

All-round Capabilities: The key feature of 216B3 is its all-round capabilities and its ability to work in confined spaces. It comes with standard auxiliary hydraulics and mechanical quick disconnect. This makes it more versatile as it can be easily fitted with a lot of attachments and with less effort and time. A work tool can be changed in less than five minutes with a reasonably experienced operator without any additional help or tool.

CAT 216B3 Skid Steer Loaders
There are more than 20 kinds of attachments that can be fitted onto the machine depending on the application. For instance, sweepers can be used to sweep the fine and course materials off the surface, pallet fork can handle pallets, augers can drill precise holes, and grapples can grab materials.

Customers are now looking for high performance machines and solutions at the lowest cost for owning and operating, and without compromising on safety at their worksite. Caterpillar has an extensive dealer network, technical expertise, and the capability to quickly provide the required service to their customers. Its two primary dealers in India are GMMCO Ltd. for the south and west regions, and Tractors India Private Limited (TIPL) for the north and east. With eight territorial dealerships across India owned by GMMCO and TIPL, there are over 168 dealer outlets across the country.

Caterpillar has been operating in India for over 40 years; it has made significant investments to expand its product range and operations that support various sectors such as mining, construction and infrastructure, R&D, power generation, etc. To meet the changing market needs and demand, it aligns its operations and customer service according to the emerging opportunities and requirements of the particular market and give more value to its customers.

Caterpillar dealers also invest in increasing the number of their depots, sales and service outlets, workshops with repair and rebuild facilities, and in training their manpower. Along with them, the company is offering the best products and services to its customers.

NBM&CW July 2017

Click Here
To Know More / Contact The Manufacturer
Please provide your details we will contact you as soon as possible
Please let us know your name.
Invalid Input
Please let us know your Designation.
Invalid Input
Please let us know your City.
Please let us know your State.
Please let us know your Country.
Please let us know your Contact Number.
Please let us know your email address.
Please brief your query.

DOOSAN BOBCAT Enters India’s Backhoe Market

Compared to 2018, the Backhoe Loader market is seeing a slowdown in demand. The Indian economy is on a slow growth path and this has impacted the CE industry at large. The Backhoe Loader market is expected to be down by 30-35% Read More ...

DOOSAN BOBCAT sets up its first Indian facility to manufacture B900 Backhoe loader

Doosan Bobcat India Plant Inauguration – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony by [Tenth from Left] Scott Park, Global President and CEO, Doosan Bobcat, [Fifth from Left] HW Park ( President, Doosan Bobcat Asia, Latin America and Oceania), Doosan Bobcat Read More ...

Schwing Stetter India: Enters New Business Avenue

Schwing Stetter India, which has been supplementing its concrete solutions with wheel loaders, tower cranes and concrete slip form pavers, is now looking to expand in the non-concreting business with the launch of XCMG excavators, which will be Read More ...

BEML Bl30-1 Wheel Loader for Heavy-Duty Applications

The BEML BL30-1 Wheel Loader is powered by Ashok Leyland low emission BS-III compliant H series CRDI engine, which delivers maximum power with optimum combustion of fuel and has fast throttle response to match the performance of Read More ...

Doosan Bobcat - Mini Machines, Mega Benefits

The Real Estate is one of the prime sectors that drives the economy and contributes hugely to the overall GDP of the country. Both the government and the private sector are equally involved in driving growth of the real estate sector Read More ...

Excavators More Advanced & Versatile

Demand for mainstay 20-ton class excavators, which constitute 65 percent of the Indian excavator market, is likely to see a temporary slowdown owing to the general elections, with growth estimated to be between 12-15 percent in 2019 Read More ...

Caterpillar's next-gen 20-ton Cat® 323D3 and Cat 320D3 excavators

Caterpillar's recently launched Cat® 323D3 and Cat 320D3 excavators offer up to 7 percent more hydraulic power, 15 percent increased productivity, 15 percent lower fuel consumption, and 5 percent lower maintenance costs Read More ...

Kobelco to strengthen product support initiatives

Kobelco is seeing a revival in demand for its crawler cranes and plans to expand its product support initiatives to ensure higher performance and availability of its machines "Demand for crawler lattice boom cranes Read More ...

Bobcat launches its new E27 R Series Mini Excavator

Doosan Bobcat unveiled its new E27 R Series Mini Excavator at bauma Conexpo India. Also on display were the company's Skid Steer Loaders, Compressors and various attachments. At this occasion, HW Park Read More ...

L&T and Komatsu display wide range; launch new models

At bauma Conexpo India 2018, Larsen & Toubro reinforced its position as the premium brand alongside Komatsu in the Construction Equipment and Material Handling Industry. L&T had one of the largest displays comprising Read More ...

SDLG launches L958F Wheel Loader, displays G9138 Motor Grader and L946 Wheel Loader

With high demand for wheel loaders in India, SDLG introduced the L958F in the Indian market. The L958F features a larger bucket capacity, heavier operating weight and a new cooling design system — all while Read More ...

Hyundai India forays into wheel loaders, strengthens excavator business, sets up global R&D and training center in injewadi

Hyundai Heavy Industries India showcased its new 635-wheel loader, which will be imported from Hyundai's China facility and assembled at the company's Chakan plant in Pune. The product will be offered in 3 Read More ...

Tata Hitachi Launches all-new backhoe loader 'TATA HITACHI SHINRAI', Super+ Series of Hydraulic excavator, range of customized attachments

Tata Hitachi, which participated at bauma CONEXPO INDIA for the first time, showcased its commitment to the corporate message of Chalo Desh Banaye with a range of new products. The star attraction was Read More ...

Kobelco displays wide range of machines; focuses on mining, special attachments, extra care customer support

Kobelco has expanded its range gradually, bringing in the 38-ton and the 52-ton models in the recent past in select Mining applications like Marble, Granite, Coal, Limestone, Iron, etc. Introduction of the Read More ...

JCB India continues to integrate Digital Technology in Equipment; launches 'intelli'gent series

JCB India Limited, a leading manufacturer of earthmoving and construction equipment, is leveraging Digital Technology by integrating Big Data and Internet of Things in its products and services. Its new Read More ...

Komatsu and L&T introduce two new models of Hydraulic Excavators in 30-ton class

Komatsu and Larsen & Toubro have introduced two new models of Hydraulic Excavators in the 30-ton class for application in the Stone, Granite and Marble Industry. The two models, Komatsu PC300LC-8M0 and Komatsu Read More ...
NBM&CW

New Building Material & Construction World

New Building Material & Construction World
MGS Architecture

Modern Green Structures & Architecture

Modern Green Structures & Architecture
L&ST

Lifting & Specialized Transport

Lifting & Specialized Transport
II&TW

Indian Infrastructure & Tenders Week

Indian Infrastructure & Tenders Week