JLG's Indian distributor T V Sundram Iyengar & Sons has delivered of the first 185ft 1850SJ boom lift in the country.
The 1850SJ offers a working height of up to 58 metres with a five section boom topped by a long two section telescopic jib with 120 degrees of articulation. Maximum outreach is 25 metres with an unrestricted capacity of 230kg, while the maximum platform capacity is 454kg.
T V Sundram Ivengar’s chief operating officer Madhu Raghunath said: “Our main objective is to deliver value to our customers throughout the equipment’s lifecycle. We go above and beyond what is expected of the market. The JLG 1850SJ fulfils a need in a growing market segment for working at very large heights. Our priority is to further develop that market, deliver the right product and grow the brand recognition for JLG in the region.”
“T V Sundram is a respected distributor of JLG in Southeast India. For more than 15 years, we have providing equipment to the region and are very proud to deliver the first JLG 1850SJ into India. We thank our customers for their confidence and will continue to strive to offer value and experiences that go far beyond our customers' needs and expectations.”
Ian Hume of JLG added: “We are very happy that the first JLG 1850SJ -our largest straight boom-, is delivered to the region. We are looking forward to continue to deliver our products in the region, so TV Sundram can continue to raise its customers’ expectations.”
T V Sundram Ivengar was established in 1911 as a bus manufacturer by Thirukkurungudi Vengaram Sundaram Iyengar, who later diversified into car production, building it into one of India’s largest conglomerates with businesses that include car and commercial vehicle distribution, representing manufacturers such as Ashok Leyland, Mahindra & Mahindra, Mahindra Navistar, Mercedes-Benz, General Motors, Honda, Renault, Volkswagen. It also represented construction equipment manufactured by Escorts, JLG, Ingersoll Rand and Deere. The company operates from 150 outlets and typically sells around 60,000 vehicles and machines a year. It is also a major fuel distributor with nine retail fuel outlets in Tamil Nadu representing Bharat Petroleum.