SDLG loaders do the heavy lifting at Gympie sawmill

SDLG wheel loader
Mary Valley Timbers is using its two SDLG wheel loaders with log grapples and forks to process and transport timber at its hardwood sawmill.

On one of the few remaining working sawmills in the Gympie region of South East Queensland, two SDLG wheel loaders – a LG938L and LG946L – are busy transporting hardwood for Mary Valley Timbers, as it works to keep up with increased demand for forestry products.

“The LG938L and LG946L are value for money with simple mechanics,” said Jason File, partner at Mary Valley Timbers. “With our new mill commissioned, there is a higher demand for our production and these two SDLG wheel loaders have been great assets to date as they are very reliable.”

The Australian government wants to develop demand for forestry products and has

committed $20 million to underpin growth in the industry.

On site, Mary Valley Timbers is using the LG938L and LG946L wheel loaders with log grapples and forks to process and transport timber at their hardwood sawmill.

The 11-tonnes LG938L wheel loader has a powerful 96kN break-out force and can carry a 3,000kg load.

SDLG wheel loader
The SDLG LG938L’s long wheelbase and high tipping load mean it stays stable even on rough terrain.

The machine’s long wheelbase and high tipping load mean it stays stable even on rough terrain.

The LG938L gets its power from a 6-cylinder Deutz turbocharged engine developing 97kW (130hp), that is mated to a transmission with a kick-down function for maximum productivity.

The 13-tonnes LG946L is one of Australia’s favourite SDLG loaders for its versatility and performance. Ideal for loading and unloading loose materials, the LG946L will take a 4,000kg load and is widely used in timber plant applications.

The LG946L’s heavy-duty planetary power-shift transmission is smooth and reliable and the machine delivers 129kW (173hp) from its 6-cylinder engine. Breakout force is 125kN.

Mary Valley Timbers operates two green mills and stocks all hardwood, pine and hardware for wholesale and retail.

The company purchased both SDLG wheel loaders from CJD Equipment, SDLG’s distributor in Australia.

“CJD has been nothing short of excellent. Being a family owned business ourselves, it was delightful to partner with another family owned company with common values and history,” said File.

“We are sure to support each other into the future. We have received tremendous service from CJD equipment’s field service technician and parts representative.

They are always there to help us and that is excellent service.”

For more information on a loader for your operation, contact CJD Equipment, SDLG’s distributor in Australia, on tel: 1300 139 804, or go to: www.cjd.com.au

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