Muscat based Bin Muqadam Enterprises has just celebrated the second anniversary of its first SDLG wheel loader. Since its delivery in 2015 by Oman SDLG dealer, Genserv, the machine, an LG978L with a 4.2m3 bucket, has racked-up over 4,000 hours working on a major civils project in Fahud, some 200km south-west of the capital.
“We first became aware of SDLG back in 2013,” says Business Development Manager at Bin Muqadam Enterprises, Mohammed Saleemuddin. “At the time we had just invested in another Chinese built machine which, frankly, rather quickly proved itself to be a disappointment. With a somewhat bitter taste in our mouths, in 2015 we took what we perceived to be a bit of a gamble by trying another Chinese brand, in the shape of SDLG. In the end I am delighted that time has shown us that it wasn’t a gamble at all. With two solid years’ experience under our belt, I would say we’re extremely happy with our decision to switch to SDLG; So much so, that at the heart of our plans for 2018 sits a major investment in more SDLG equipment.”
The SDLG LG978L is working on an Oil Based Material (OBM) waste management project, where, each day, it is pushed into service clearing conveyors, stockpiling and loading. “This is a really solid machine,” states Mohammed. “SDLG may not be the cheapest of the Chinese brands in the market, but it far and away represents the best value. It is ‘reliability in action’ and with the support of Genserv, SDLG stands head and shoulders above its competitors.”
Bin Muqadam Enterprises has been operational in Oman for over 20-years and has over 150 employees working across four divisions covering electrical, civils, drilling and equipment rental. “Our fleet comprises some 50 units including wheel loaders, excavators, cranes and piling rigs,” explains Mohammed. “I certainly see SDLG machines playing an increasingly important role in our business across the entirety of the Sultanate going forwards.”