The L918F features a 1.0 yd3 capacity bucket that is mounted to a skid-steer-style coupler, placing it in the compact loader category, but with the versatility of skid-steer-style attachments.
Nuss Truck & Equipment (Nuss) will showcase SDLG's newest North American offering — the L918F compact wheel loader — at Northern Green 2018 in Minneapolis, Minn. Nuss will occupy booth #1941 at the show, which runs from Jan. 2 to 4 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
Northern Green is the largest tradeshow in the country for landscapers and nurserymen. The show attracts a wide array of professionals who manage landscaping and planting services for nurseries, municipalities, golf courses and more.
Jim Soderbeck, sales manager for Nuss, said the L918F is of particular value to those in the field of landscaping due to its price point and easy maintenance, and its reliable performance when loading aggregate and mulch.
“In addition to performing at a high level for landscaping work, the L918F is mechanically simple and reliable, which makes it easy to maintain,” he said. “And not only that, when you buy an L918F, you're getting a compact wheel loader at a skid steer price. It makes a lot of sense for people in the landscaping field. The machine is more powerful than many premium alternatives and can help operators to easily move landscaping materials, such as mulch or aggregate.”
When equipped with a set of forks, the L918F's functionality for landscaping increases, enabling operators to move pallets of sod and other materials, all with the simple operator controls that have helped SDLG's wheel loaders gain popularity in North America.
“The L918F is an ideal yard machine for many landscaping professionals, and the machine is great for working in stone and mulch yards, as well as for snow removal, all with intuitive operation,” said Nick Tullo, sales manager for SDLG North America. “Like other SDLG loaders, it's well-suited for applications that are seasonal or don't require lots of operating hours.”
The L918F features a 1.0 yd3 capacity bucket that is mounted to a skid-steer-style coupler, placing it in the compact loader category, but with the versatility of skid-steer-style attachments. The machine competes with large skid steer loaders, providing the same bucket capacity but with increased maneuverability and operator comfort. Additionally, the compact loader's maneuvering will cause less damage to job site grounds than a skid steer loader.
The L918F features:A Deutz Tier 4 Final engine (DOC Only, no DPF filter or DEF fluid);Externally cooled disc brakes;Two-speed countershaft transmission with top speed of 15 mph;A 1.0 yd3 SSL bucket capacity w/ in-cab coupler pin control;An operating weight of 14,990 lbs.;A rated load limit of 4,000 lbs.;A maximum breakout force of 8,540 lb.f;A compact body that is only 9 ft., 7 in. tall and 6 ft., 8 in. wide; andA 12-month/2,000-hour warranty with optional extended coverages available.
Nuss Truck & Equipment has eight locations throughout the Midwest, including its headquarters in Rochester, Minnesota. In addition to SDLG wheel loaders, which the company began offering in 2015, Nuss offers an extensive line of trucks, trailers and other construction equipment.
“We're proud of the foothold that SDLG has gained in North America for landscaping,” Tullo said. “And we're glad to partner with a seasoned, expert dealer like Nuss Truck & Equipment. At this year's Northern Green, I'm confident that Nuss will show a whole new audience of landscaping professionals the versatility and reliability that the L918F can bring to their operations.”