SDLG has launched a newly-designed cab for its G9138 motor grader to improve operator efficiency and comfort with enhanced visibility, an easy-to-use instrument panel, dust-proofing and air-conditioning.
Debuted in Indonesia towards the end of last year, the company said the new cab is aimed to help workers battle the tropical heat in the country and in other places with similar climatic conditions. For customers not wanting the optional cab, SDLG continues to offer a steel canopy as standard on the G9138.
Aldrin Nurdin, business manager at SDLG, said: “Greater visibility from the cab is made possible with a larger frameless front glass design. A centralised control station and instrument panel also makes operation easier.”
The enhanced cab on the G9138 includes an indicator to help operators visualise the blade’s position, making work more efficient and preventing avoidable damage to the equipment. The G9138 also works with 30% bio-fuel, which enables it to meet Indonesia’s B30 mandate.
SDLG said that for superior machine control, the G9138 motor grader features new rocker switches and layout. Other design changes include a larger engine hood opening, the placement of the air filter on the rear, and a hydraulic oil gauge on the outside of the cab for simple maintenance. The new cab is covered by SDLG’s standard one year/2,000 hours warranty.
The machine also gives the operator precise control through a fully digital instrument panel that includes electronic monitoring. The integrated panel offers straightforward inspection and maintenance, said SDLG.
Adding to the motor grader’s operability is its swing frame, which lends flexibility to the machine in meeting various work demands. The articulating swing frame’s movements allow the blade to generate more power and carry a heavy windrow. It also allows the motor grader to make turns at more acute angles for close-quarter work or smaller roads. For greater durability and easier operations over its working lifetime, the swing frame’s composite bearing is lubrication and maintenance-free.
With an overall working weight of 12t, the G9138 is powered by a Weichai Deutz WP6G140E22 engine that has an output of 105kW at 2200 rpm. Complemented by a Hangchi YD13 transmission system, the G9138 is able to reach maximum forward and backward velocities of 34m/h and 28km/h respectively. The motor grader can deliver up to 77.5kN of traction force.
The moldboard measures 3048mm by 610mm by 16mm, and the G9138’s blade can cut depths of up to 575mm and be used to create bank slopes of up to 90 degrees. The sliding range of the blade is 500mm, while it can be inclined up to 47 degrees forward and 5 degrees backward. Maximum gradeability in travel is 20 degrees.