Afghan reconstruction order

By Chris Sleight13 June 2008

New Holland L170s for the Afghan army.

New Holland L170s for the Afghan army.

This month will see New Holland Construction deliver 30 L170 skid-steer loaders to the Afghan National Army Kabul Military Training Centre. The machines, built in New Holland's plant in Wichita, will be used by the Army for reconstruction work including road maintenance, house building, schools construction, installation of water pipes and sewers, local government buildings, as well as material handling within the military compound.

"The New Holland L170 skid-steer loaders are ideal for these applications, with their exceptional lift and carry capabilities, the high dump height and best-in-class visibility. These machines will be working in particularly tough conditions, so serviceability is especially important: the L170's service points are easily accessible for daily maintenance operations," said New Holland Construction marketing director Edgar Chavez.

The machines, sold through New Holland Construction dealer Gaithersburg Equipment Gaithersburg, Maryland, US, will be supplied with Operator and Service manuals in the local language, Farsi.

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