Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., part of the $19 billion Mahindra Group, announced expansion of its existing range of backhoe loaders with the launch of its first higher horse power variant – SX90 under the aegis of its established brand EarthMaster. Speaking at Excon 2017, Vinod Sahay, CEO, Truck and Bus Division and Construction Equipment Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said, “In line with Mahindra’s vision to provide comprehensive range of products and services for our customers, today we have entered into the higher horse power backhoe loader segment with the launch of Mahindra EarthMaster SX90. This product has been designed and developed after an in-depth understanding of the needs of the contractor fraternity. Our aim is to provide them from comprehensive range of backhoe loaders to the industry and help them break free from dated technology and thereby, improve their productivity. A truly versatile solution, it provides an opportunity for maximum equipment utilization and delivers excellent quality output and thereby increased return on investments”. Sachin Nijhawan, Vice President and Business Head, Construction Equipment Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said, “The SX90 is a rugged and versatile backhoe which is set to deliver excellent output at the least cost of operations. It provides performance par excellence and is most suitable for construction, demolition, loading and excavation operations among otheRs It is also apt for multiple applications with a wide range of application available”. With best-in-class hydraulic forces and durable transmission, the Mahindra EarthMaster SX90 is truly versatile and the master of every job. It is powered by a 90 HP 4915-IA-CEV engine developed by Mahindra. The robust one-piece structure, extended banana boom and longer loader arm give the SX90 an unassailable advantage over its counterparts. With a big spacious cabin that allows easy access and new ergonomically designed cluster for better accessibility, it provides for best-in-class operator comfort. Its backhoe end provides for quick excavation cycle time and higher digging forces leading to higher productivity. The product comes with a one year, unLtd. hours warranty, eliminating the customer’s anxiety when it comes to expensive repairs This is possible due to Mahindra’s engineering and manufacturing capability, backed up by a grueling testing regime and sourcing of the best components. The Mahindra EarthMaster range including SX90 has undergone rigorous testing in the harshest of terrains and for the toughest of applications. It has been validated on all performance, safety and reliability parameters and is backed by Mahindra’s dealer sales and service network covering over 400 districts which has unparalleled reach across the country. It is equipped with apt technology that is affordable and coupled with unmatched quality, superior style, operator comfort and its innovative telematics technology, DiGiSENSE. Apart from SX90, other models in the EarthMaster series displayed at Excon 2017 includes standard variant VX which comes with joystick operation, SXL – the front end loader with extended arm and the new concept DrillX – a unique solution for piling application.