PacWest Machinery, a Seattle-based distributor, is now a dealer for SDLG wheel loaders. PacWest will also serve as a distribution center to facilitate SDLG’s growth on the West Coast.

    Jolene Logue, PacWest president, said her company decided to offer SDLG products to give customers an attractive value option.

    “Many of our customers are looking for solutions for their low-hour applications,” said Logue. “By adding SDLG to our portfolio, we can provide them with a value alternative wheel loader that doesn’t require as big a capital investment as a premium machine. Also, we can provide an option for those that might typically buy a used loader, but give them a new model that is backed by a warranty.”

    PacWest Machinery will sell SDLG wheel loaders from all four of its locations: Portland and Eugene, Ore.; Spokane and Seattle, Wash.

     “The growth of SDLG on the West Coast has been significant enough that we have opened up a new distribution center to meet the demand,” added Al Quinn, director of SDLG North America. “This will enable us to better serve both our customers and dealers in the region through a logistical system that can deliver wheel loaders – both stock and customized – much more quickly than before.”

     The distribution center at PacWest will receive the SDLG wheel loaders coming from China at its Seattle facility, inspecting the machines and preparing them for delivery in the United States. It will also perform modifications to machines for dealers or customers before delivery, such as fitting machines with unique attachments or tires.

     SDLG’s line includes four sizes, from 2.5 cubic yard through 4 cubic yard capacity, backed by 12-month, 1,500-hour manufacturer’s warranty, with 24-hour parts delivery.