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Schwing Stetter is a name synonymous within the concreting construction equipment industry, Worldwide. Schwing Stetter GmBH has manufacturing units in Germany, India, Austria, USA, Brazil, UK and Russia offering concreting solutions ranging from batching plants to transit mixers, self-loading mixers, sludge pumps and a wide variety of concrete pumps.
Recently, at an event concluded in Chennai, Schwing Stetter India, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Schwing Stetter GmBH announced the addition of crawler hydraulic excavators, marking the foray into the earthmoving segment. Speaking on the occasion, V.G. Sakthikumar, MD, Schwing Stetter India said, “With market demand of excavators doubling to 25,000 units in 2018 from 11,000 units in 2011, Schwing Stetter India is extremely optimistic of its launch of the XCMG crawler hydraulic excavator range in the Indian market. Given that the industry will continue to grow steadily in the next few years with major infrastructure projects like interlinking of rivers, road and rail expansions, affordable housing, power, irrigation, etc in the pipeline, we are confident that our XCMG range of excavators will boost the earthmoving sector in India.”
Schwing Stetter India will sell and service the XCMG range of excavators for now andthe five models are XE80C, XE140I, XE200 I, XE215 C and XE220 C. The salient features of these excavators are mentioned below:
XCMG XE80C crawler hydraulic excavator offers a partially intensified boom, increased width for the bucket teeth to enable better leveling, structurally intensified dozer blade, increased bucket action accuracy, increased turntable reliability and a strengthened chassis structure.
XCMG XE80C has an operating weight of 7.4tonnes, a maximum digging radius of 6.26 meters and is powered by a 4 stroke, 2000 rpm Kubota engine.
XCMG XE140 I crawler hydraulic excavator has good power curve and fuel consumption curve which makes it suitable for the actual extreme working condition of the excavator. It features strong power, fuel conservation and good oil adaptability. The anti-rollover cab is equipped with top guard, front guard and side guard to meet requirements of anti-falling objects and further improves the safety of the cab and operator.
XCMG XE140 I has an operating weight of 13.4 tonnes, a maximum digging radius of 6.26 meters and is powered by a 4 stroke, 2200 rpm Cummins engine.
XCMG XE200 I crawler hydraulic excavator consists of a strengthened I beam and D tube structures for improved rigidly, improved overall shock absorption, improved wear resistance in the boom arm, improvements to enhance excavation performance and more.
XCMG XE200 I has an operating weight of 20.5 tonnes, a maximum digging radius of 9.44 meters and is powered by a 6 stroke, 2000 rpm Cummins engine.
XCMG XE215 C crawler hydraulic excavator offers an enhanced hydraulic system for high efficiency, enhanced fuel-saving abilities due to the implementation of the XCMG exclusive control system, enhanced 360 degree cabin view, noise reduction and enhanced operator comfort.
XCMG XE215 C has an operating weight of 21.7 tonnes, a maximum digging radius of 9.94 meters and is powered by a 6 stroke, 2100 rpm Isuzu engine.
XCMG XE220 C crawler hydraulic excavator is the largest of the offering in terms of vertical digging depth, currently. It boasts of all the above features aimed at enhancing durability, increasing performance, improving operator comfort and more, while reducing impact on environment and reducing fuel consumption. It also boasts of the new generation control systems ‘CAN bus’ which enables better data management and improved operation efficiency.
XCMG XE220 C has an operating weight of 21.5 tonnes, a maximum digging radius of 9.94 meters and is powered by a 4 stroke, 2000 rpm Perkins engine.
“The new range has been conceptualized based on the current needs of the customer and customized with XCMG’s proprietary matching technology. They have undergone extensive trails to meet the requirement for smart, efficient products. Significant features include high performance, slewing bearing, intelligent control, energy savings, reliable and durable X-frame, comfortable and safe operation, and easy maintenance. They will enable cost efficiency for quick ROI and bring resale value to our customers.” – V.G. Sakthikumar, MD, Schwing Stetter India.
Manufacturing and the way forward
Schwing Stetter India’s new range of XCMG excavators will be manufactured from the company’s upcoming facility at Cheyyar, Thiruvannamalai, TamilNadu, India. About 200 excavators in the 14 to 30 tonne range will be manufactured from the TamilNadu facility, initially, in line with the market demand. Schwing Stetter India is set to also export excavators manufactured here to other Asian, African and Middle Eastern countries.
“Against the back drop of available opportunities in India’s infrastructure sector, Schwing Stetter India also announced that they will be actively looking out to establish and build new markets. “Today, we have close to 35 percent market share in XCMG piling rigs and 20 percent in Stetter self-loading concrete mixers. To remain competitive, our strategy is to further localize our concreting solutions business; do local manufacturing of excavators, wheel loaders, motor graders and rigid dump trucks for both domestic and export markets. In fact, to meet local requirements, we will also consider manufacturing more Indian-specific models,” Sakthikumar said.
Schwing Stetter is in the process of repositioning itself as a holistic solutions provider for the construction industry. Apart from its well-established concreting solutions, the company now has in its XCMG arsenal: aerial work platforms, all terrain cranes, cold milling machines, crawler cranes, excavators, horizontal directional drilling machines, motor graders, rotary drilling rigs, tower cranes, truck cranes and wheel loaders. The company also has MoU signed with Global leaders like GOMACO, USA for concrete slipform pavers and Rubble Master HMH GmbH for mobile compact crushing business.
For Further Details
Schwing Stetter (India) Pvt Ltd
F-71/72, Sipcot Industrial Park, Irungattukottai,
Sriperumbudur Taluk, Kancheepuram
TamilNadu – 602117
Ph: +91 44 71378603/602