LiuGong is providing construction machines for use in a particularly tough application that will see them endure ferocious weather conditions.
The company is donating two machines to the Polar Research Institute of China (PRIC). This will be the first time LiuGong equipment has entered the most rugged environment in the world. The 920D excavator and 856 wheeled loader are being shipped with the PRIC scientific team to the South Pole. Two LiuGong technical experts will go with the machines after attending several months’ of polar simulation survival training in Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang province. They will serve as maintenance engineers to keep the LiuGong machines operating effectively. In addition to the machines, LiuGong has also donated around US$480,000 to support the polar research.
Wang Xiaohua, chairman of LiuGong Machinery said, “With our tough equipment and maintenance engineers, PRIC can be free to carry out their scientific research works in the Polar Regions.
Also, very little construction equipment has had the opportunity to work there. We will take this chance to prove that our machines have the technology and the reliable quality that can be used in the every corner of the world.”