Known world-wide for its compact equipment, BOBCAT, a leader in the Indian skid steer loader market, is fast transforming the country’s rural roads
With the change in the kind of vehicles plying on the rural roads, it becomes important for the quality of rural roads to be revamped. PMGSY scheme is squarely focused on this to improve the rural roads quality and the network. BOBCAT being the market leader in India in Skid Steer loaders have also been working on developing solutions to play it’s role in contributing to this important aspect of building the rural road network.
Perfect for rural road-building
Conventional road construction equipment like grader and excavator are expensive and not ideal for the for rural road construction. These equipment’s are alsomeant for specific jobs, and the contractor has tohave multiple equipment’s for one jobsite and their utilization would be less there by increasing the overall cost of operation. Besides that, these machines are large in size and cannot be used in rural road construction sites. BOBCATsolutions are primarily the Skid Steer Loaders and attachment whichare low investment solutions and a perfect fit given its compact size and versatility.
Excellence in skid steer loaders
BOBCAT Skid Steer Loaders can be used for multiple applications including material handling, grading and leveling, road cleaning, erection of road crash barriers, pavement repairs, brush cleaning in road sideways and many other jobs.This versatility of BOBCAT Skid Steer Loader increases the utilization of machine at road construction jobs site and helps in covering wide range of jobsite requirements with a single machine.
Most of the rural roads are between 3 ~ 7 meters width. Maneuverability of large equipment’s in this narrow road is limited and this results in traffic congestion and reduces the pace of road construction. BOBCAT Skid Steer Loaders are compact which can turn 360 degrees within their footprint and has excellent maneuverability to work at tight spaces. Compactness of BOBCATskid steer loaders also makes it most preferable equipment for road widening jobs of existing roads.
The versatility of the Skid Steer Loader comes from the way it has been designed to handle and power different kinds of specialized attachments which are unique and meant for specific jobs. Key Attachments for Road Construction
BOBCAT Skid Steer Loader offers compact grader attachments suitable for rural road construction. There are two modelsavailable based on the width of blade – 7 feet and 9 feet wide. Similar to large graders,it comes with various operations including grading angle change, height adjustment, blade angle control which can be operated through easily accessible control switches on steering levers. 9 Feet Grader Attachment is also equipped with hydraulic extension of blade, that makes it more suitable for grading narrow roads.
Bucket is the basic attachment that makes BOBCAT skid steer loader a compact loader suitable for material spreading and basement preparation in road construction. With Bucket, variety of jobs including spreading of aggregates, loading of soil and aggregates on truck , cleaning jobs etc can be performed.
BOBCAT Skid Steer Loader with Sweeper attachment can be used for cleaning compacted base surface before laying the asphalt. This can replace use of manual labor, compressor air etc. for cleaning jobs. The result is saving cost and money for surface cleaning jobs.
Fitted with an Auger attachment,BOBCAT Skid Steer Loader can be quickly turned into to an earth drill equipment for various jobs including drilling for pole erections, crash barrier erection, signages erection etc. at Road Construction.
Milling of existing pavement surface is an essential process in modern road construction. BOBCAT Skid Steer Loader offers compact planer attachments for ease of road repair jobs & milling of narrow roads.
Brushcat Rotary Cutter
Handle tough brush clearing and road sideways with the Brushcat attachment. This attachment easily cuts through the toughest grass & brush.
Using these various attachments,various jobs of road construction application can be effectively done using BOBCAT Skid Steer loaders that are cost effective and at the same time without compromising on quality.BOBCAT India continues to study various application and comes out with appropriate solutions. Through its dedicated workforce it continues to educate the customer.
Features of Indian rural roads
- Forms 90 % of India’s Road network.
- Development of rural road network is one of the key focus of India government.
- PMGSY (The Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana) is a nationwide plan in India to provide good all-weather road connectivity to unconnected villages.
- Rural Road width varies from 3 meters to 7 meters.
- Due to the limited space of narrow roads and the higher investment involved, use of conventional road construction equipment has limitations in rural road construction. Most of the rural road construction jobsites uses manual labor and substandard resulting in poor quality of roads, higher construction time and repair cost.
About DOOSAN BOBCAT India
BOBCAT is one of the widely recognized construction equipment brands across the globe. Doosan BOBCAT India (DBIN) was established in the year 2007 and is a subsidiary of the Global Doosan BOBCAT business. Based out of Chennai with 5 direct regional office representations across India and over 20 Channel partners, DBIN has spread its presence across the length & breadth of the country.Focused on the BOBCAT Skid Steer Loader & Mini Excavator business, DBIN has established itself as the market leader with over 60% market share in the Skid Steer Loader product category & is slowly emerging as one of the strong contenders in the Mini Excavator product category too with close to 20% market share achieved over its 4-year presence in the market.DBIN also plans to expand its range in the current product range of Skid Steer Loaders,Mini Excavator and introduce its Backhoe Loader later this year with a goal of becoming a large player in compact segment in India construction equipment Industry.