Chinese Equipment Analysis: Backhoe Loaders (March 2016)
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This report examines in detail the Chinese market for backhoe loaders, or ‘busy at two ends’ as the machine is popularly referred to in Chinese, and is an update of the subject which was last covered in Off-Highway Research’s Chinese Service in May 2014. The findings presented in this report are based on the existing database of Off-Highway Research, and on an interview programme that was undertaken in China with the leading manufacturers and importers at the end of 2015 and in the first quarter of 2016.
The report includes those machines with rigid and articulated frames, ranging from 68 to 112 horsepower. It assesses the market for purpose-built backhoe loaders, but excludes those more basic machines that are built on a tractor chassis.
Some notes regarding Chinese size classifications might be useful to readers unfamiliar with the domestic industry. Backhoe loaders produced by domestic manufacturers often have the same model designations, with the two letters ‘WZ’, which refer to the digging and loading functions, followed by two numbers; the first of these indicates the backhoe bucket capacity, while the second specifies the minimum rated lifting force of the front loader. For example, a WZ30-25 model refers to a backhoe loader with a backhoe bucket of 0.3 m3, and a lifting force of over 25kN. However, an increasing number of manufacturers have adopted new company-specific designations as they extend their range across different products.