Volvo Construction Equipment has started production of excavators under its Chinese brand at a $10-million assembly plant in Brazil. Excavators from China-based Shandong Lingong Construction Machinery Co. Ltd. (SDLG) are being built in Volvo's facility in Pederneiras, Brazil, for sale in the Brazilian market.
The first production run will include four SDLG crawler-excavator models: the LG6150E, LG6210E, LG225E and LG6250E. These machines fall in the 13.8-metric-ton to 24.3-metric-ton weight classes. The excavators will be sold primarily in the construction, forestry, agricultural and extraction industries, says Volvo.