SDLG has added three dealers to its North American network: Wood’s CRW, Scott Equipment, and Scott Van Keppel.
Based in Williston, Vt., Wood’s equipment sales manager, Kevin Vellek, said the company added the brand to its portfolio to give customers an affordable, warranty-backed alternative to premium wheel loaders.
“A lot of our customers don’t need or don’t want to spend the money for the features of a premium wheel loader,” he said. “We haven’t had a great option for them until now. With SDLG they can purchase a brand-new machine that has a warranty for around the same price.
“It’s a great machine for snow removal because with the lower price, customers aren’t sacrificing too much ROI,” Vellek added.
Monroe, La.-based Scott Equipment has 24 locations in seven states. The dealer will introduce the wheel loaders in the New Orleans metro area and expand availability according to customer demand.
Joey Reeves, store manager for the New Orleans market, said he envisions SDLG being a great option for his customers, who work in a variety of industries. He especially thinks the brand will be a hit with those working in concrete and stevedoring operations.
Scott Van Keppel
Scott Van Keppel is a partnership between Scott Equipment and G.W. Van Keppel of Kansas City, Mo., and will begin selling SDLG wheel loaders from all three of its locations: Omaha, Neb.; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and Ankeny, Iowa.
“SDLG wheel loaders have a good reputation around the world,” said Doug Wilson, division manager. “It’s a great time for us to begin selling SDLG because we think customers in the Midwest will find it a good alternative to the more expensive, premium wheel loaders.”