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Mahindra RoadMaster Motor Graders a champion of Rural Roads | Dr. Digger’s Prescriptions

Around 94% of the roads In India are small and medium (rural and district) roads. As India is a highly populated country there is already some form of road connectivity available in most parts and the further development of these roads will be more of upgradation / development than a new construction.

The current motor graders available in India today except RoadMaster are unaffordable for use by the small contractors. RoadMaster motor graders on the other hand give the lowest cost per spreading and grading not only when compared with conventional motor graders but also with manual labour, making it the most value for money option for the smaller road contractors

The second biggest problem is in the size of the motor graders. Most of the rural roads are passing small towns and villages where settlements come up adjoining the roads due to better access. This is too narrows a space for motor graders. Also since these rural roads connect several villages, the traffic cannot be stopped while constructing the road so the graders need to be compact enough to let vehicles the pass without having to get off the road.

The smallest village roads in India are 3 meters wide with a shoulder of approximately 0.75m on either sides giving a total width of around 4.5 meters. RoadMaster graders with overall width at 2.1 meters allow for a space of approximately 2.4 meters for vehicles to pass while working on the road. This is not possible with bigger graders due to their width of around 2.4 meters.

The third reason why conventional graders will not work in rural roads is the complexity in design and scarcity of dealer outlets. As rural roads are mostly in interiors in case of breakdown it will take a technician days to reach the site whereas due to the simple design of RoadMaster graders the breakdowns are less and even in case of some repair these are easy to identify and rectified with the help of locally available engineers. The spare parts being easily available as it is a Made in India machine also adds to the faster uptime for RoadMaster motor graders.

The fourth important aspect is the quality of finish of graded material. Despite being a slightly smaller machine the quality of camber / grading with RoadMaster is comparable to that of any conventional motor grader. As a result of this there is no difference in the end result in terms of quality of work.

The fifth important reason is that not only are RoadMaster motor graders designed for India but are also extensively tested in India in different applications and conditions before launch which has ensured its performance in the Indian conditions so that the customers can be rest assured that RoadMaster will accomplish the tasks it is put up to. The proof of this is in the 500+ RoadMaster motor graders sold in India in last two years and many are being used in constructing rural roads helping build an #Atmanirbhar Bharat.

Last but not least, Suretech-Mahindra are a customer centric brand which will be there for their customers no matter what.

Originally published at https://doctordigger.chapter24.blog.

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