Transport Waimate's Chenggong CH956H loader


Transport Waimate’s Chenggong CH956H loader Transport Waimate’s Chenggong CH956H loader
Transport Waimate’s Chenggong CH956H loader Transport Waimate’s Chenggong CH956H loader

South Canterbury company Transport Waimate has been in business in the Waimate area since 1946 and has been using a new 17.4 tonne Chenggong CH956H loader (known as a CG loader) at its Makikihi quarry operation for over a year now.

"We have been very happy with the way the CG956H has gone," says director Baz Sadler. "We have a diverse business and the big CG loader has performed well wherever it works. It has assisted in making our screening operations much more efficient and the price has also made them cost-effective for us.

"Another reason we chose the CG loader is because of the very good back-up service that has been provided by Diggalink for the Yuchai excavators that we have purchased over the last seven years. If we ever need a spare part or service for the Yuchais or Chenggong, Diggalink supplies what we need straight away."

Murray Flowers operates the loader for Transport Waimate and it has now got over 2000 hours on the clock – although it looks like new. "It’s very comfortable, and simple in the cab, which I like, and is very strong so can push like a bulldozer when I need to make tracks in the riverbed," says Flowers.

Diggalink’s John Giltrap says that the Chenggong brand is growing here as more and more people discover the cost-effectiveness and productivity of the gear. "These are very affordable and reliable machines, and the brand is growing in much the same way that other brands have here in New Zealand.

"Once people become familiar with them, they get converted pretty quickly. After only ten years on the New Zealand scene, Chenggong is quickly carving a niche in the market as a tough and strong brand of wheel loaders. An affordable and reliable option to other more expensive, established brands, Chenggong is proving its worth in New Zealand’s quarrying operations."

Another CG956H convert is Hayden Kedzlie who has operated machinery for more than 15 years and started Kedzlie Construction in 2014. "We were previously located at Portlink Industrial Park in Christchurch where we had the tremendous task of screening and removing over 30,000 cubic metres of soil. The completion of this led us to Harewood Gravels at McLeans Island where we are quarry-based screening.

"We have used and observed a wide range of wheel loaders and other machinery during this time and when it was time to purchase last year, we looked at a few options. The CG956H wheel loader was a perfect fit for our operation. The three-cubic-metre bucket size is ideal for loading small or large trucks with precision and the CG956H has incredible push power for its size which enables us to make those difficult jobs simple. It was also really good value and Diggalink has looked after us," says Kedzlie.

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"We offer screened soil and gravel with delivery, and quote on large or small jobs that require either of these. The new site and having the CG956H has been a great success and allowed us to amplify our set-up with a shelter for our soil and plenty of top soil dumping and screened soil picking up space. We utilise our skill sets from a history of construction and project management to form what we believe will be a long-life company.

"Another reason we purchased this loader was that we knew we had the support of Diggalink. The company offered an outstanding warranty and the customer service it has provided us has been exceptional. We have confidence that John and his team are able to assist us when we need them and as we grow."

The CG956H is not just another loader made in China.

While visiting China in 2006, Giltrap of was given a tip-off from Yuchai excavator management that there was a quality brand of loaders he should look at. After 30 years in the contracting and machinery business, Giltrap has an eye for good machinery so he met up with the Chenggong team, inspected the range, and has been distributing CG loaders ever since. It was easy to see the difference with Chenggong – its machines were more advanced in design, quality and performance than other Chinese brands Giltrap had sold.

The company is still more innovative than others and after successfully building loaders for 60 years in Chengdu City, Sichuan Province.

Since 2011, Chenggong has taken another leap forward into a state-of-the-art production facility with the hum of advanced robotic fabrication systems doing welding through to the robot-controlled paint shop. The production line produces most components except the diesel engine and has the ability to complete up to 20,000 loaders a year.

"The CG956H is a very strong smooth but simple loader with heaps of power but still very affordable. It is powerful and smooth in operation and backed with full machine warranty and after-sales support from Diggalink and Chenggong," says Giltrap.

The CG956H has an operating weight of 17400kg, a rated load of 5000kg, and is powered by the Shanghai SC11CB220 diesel (known as the Shanghai Cat). This older-designed but very popular engine looks very similar to the well-known and trusted Cat 3306. It is coupled to a highly efficient twin turbine torque converter, which is compact in structure and efficient in power allocation.

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The powershift transmission is also fitted with an auto soft shift button for auto up or down shifting in first and second gear depending on the load. It has optimised velocity ratios, bringing excellent transmission performance.

Chenggong was the first to adopt the wet axle system in China rather than the usual dry disc brakes most other Chinese-made loaders have used. The brakes in the CG956H provide greater traction with a better limited slip differential system and extended working brake life –again very similar to Cat loaders.

For machine maintenance, Chenggong has also got it sorted. The rear bonnet opens with a flick of a switch and everything is there for easy access and servicing. The CG956H has a spacious streamlined cabin with simple instrumentation, enlarged flat glass for excellent visibility, soft joy stick control and a fully adjustable shock absorbing seat. To complete the package the large and efficient three-cubic-metre bucket has excellent wear resistance features and added wear components to increase its life.

"We have been very happy with the way the CG956H has gone," says director Baz Sadler. "We have a diverse business and the big CG loader has performed well wherever it works. It has assisted in making our screening operations much more efficient and the price has also made them cost-effective for us.

"Another reason we chose the CG loader is because of the very good back-up service that has been provided by Diggalink for the Yuchai excavators that we have purchased over the last seven years. If we ever need a spare part or service for the Yuchais or Chenggong, Diggalink supplies what we need straight away."

Murray Flowers operates the loader for Transport Waimate and it has now got over 2000 hours on the clock – although it looks like new. "It’s very comfortable, and simple in the cab, which I like, and is very strong so can push like a bulldozer when I need to make tracks in the riverbed," says Flowers.

Diggalink’s John Giltrap says that the Chenggong brand is growing here as more and more people discover the cost-effectiveness and productivity of the gear. "These are very affordable and reliable machines, and the brand is growing in much the same way that other brands have here in New Zealand.

"Once people become familiar with them, they get converted pretty quickly. After only ten years on the New Zealand scene, Chenggong is quickly carving a niche in the market as a tough and strong brand of wheel loaders. An affordable and reliable option to other more expensive, established brands, Chenggong is proving its worth in New Zealand’s quarrying operations."

Another CG956H convert is Hayden Kedzlie who has operated machinery for more than 15 years and started Kedzlie Construction in 2014. "We were previously located at Portlink Industrial Park in Christchurch where we had the tremendous task of screening and removing over 30,000 cubic metres of soil. The completion of this led us to Harewood Gravels at McLeans Island where we are quarry-based screening.

"We have used and observed a wide range of wheel loaders and other machinery during this time and when it was time to purchase last year, we looked at a few options. The CG956H wheel loader was a perfect fit for our operation. The three-cubic-metre bucket size is ideal for loading small or large trucks with precision and the CG956H has incredible push power for its size which enables us to make those difficult jobs simple. It was also really good value and Diggalink has looked after us," says Kedzlie.

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"We offer screened soil and gravel with delivery, and quote on large or small jobs that require either of these. The new site and having the CG956H has been a great success and allowed us to amplify our set-up with a shelter for our soil and plenty of top soil dumping and screened soil picking up space. We utilise our skill sets from a history of construction and project management to form what we believe will be a long-life company.

"Another reason we purchased this loader was that we knew we had the support of Diggalink. The company offered an outstanding warranty and the customer service it has provided us has been exceptional. We have confidence that John and his team are able to assist us when we need them and as we grow."

The CG956H is not just another loader made in China.

While visiting China in 2006, Giltrap of was given a tip-off from Yuchai excavator management that there was a quality brand of loaders he should look at. After 30 years in the contracting and machinery business, Giltrap has an eye for good machinery so he met up with the Chenggong team, inspected the range, and has been distributing CG loaders ever since. It was easy to see the difference with Chenggong – its machines were more advanced in design, quality and performance than other Chinese brands Giltrap had sold.

The company is still more innovative than others and after successfully building loaders for 60 years in Chengdu City, Sichuan Province.

Since 2011, Chenggong has taken another leap forward into a state-of-the-art production facility with the hum of advanced robotic fabrication systems doing welding through to the robot-controlled paint shop. The production line produces most components except the diesel engine and has the ability to complete up to 20,000 loaders a year.

"The CG956H is a very strong smooth but simple loader with heaps of power but still very affordable. It is powerful and smooth in operation and backed with full machine warranty and after-sales support from Diggalink and Chenggong," says Giltrap.

The CG956H has an operating weight of 17400kg, a rated load of 5000kg, and is powered by the Shanghai SC11CB220 diesel (known as the Shanghai Cat). This older-designed but very popular engine looks very similar to the well-known and trusted Cat 3306. It is coupled to a highly efficient twin turbine torque converter, which is compact in structure and efficient in power allocation.

The powershift transmission is also fitted with an auto soft shift button for auto up or down shifting in first and second gear depending on the load. It has optimised velocity ratios, bringing excellent transmission performance.

Chenggong was the first to adopt the wet axle system in China rather than the usual dry disc brakes most other Chinese-made loaders have used. The brakes in the CG956H provide greater traction with a better limited slip differential system and extended working brake life –again very similar to Cat loaders.

For machine maintenance, Chenggong has also got it sorted. The rear bonnet opens with a flick of a switch and everything is there for easy access and servicing. The CG956H has a spacious streamlined cabin with simple instrumentation, enlarged flat glass for excellent visibility, soft joy stick control and a fully adjustable shock absorbing seat. To complete the package the large and efficient three-cubic-metre bucket has excellent wear resistance features and added wear components to increase its life.

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