Larsen & Toubro crossed a new milestone with the roll out of its 500th L&T 491 Mini Compactor from L&T Construction Equipment Limited's Doddaballapura campus, near Bengaluru. At an event held in the factory recently, the new machine was handed over to Mr. T. S. Amarnath of Mahima Infrastructures by Mr. Arvind K Garg, Executive Vice-President-CMB, Larsen & Toubro. Mr. Vivek Hajela, VP-CEB, Mr. H. Shridhara Hande, CE,LTCEL, Mr. Jaikumar Kamath, Head-Road Machinery Business, L&T-CMB, along with senior executives participated in the event.
Mahima Infrastructures is a Bengaluru-based well-established firm presently engaged in doing roads and civil works for renowned Real Estate Developers of Bangalore as well as for Bangalore Smart City Limited and Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited.
Mahima is a large fleet owner of L&T Compactors, with more than 10 machines in his fleet. This machine has a drum width of 1.2 metres and weighs 3400 Kg. These machines are used for apartment basements, internal roads of townships, parking lot, footpaths, compaction around pillars for elevated metro rail, National Highway shoulder compaction and various jobs in the Smart City Project.
L&T Compactors have made fast inroads in the road segment in the Indian market and have been deployed for construction of roads, highways and tollways. Besides the L&T 491 Mini Tandem Compactor, L&T offers L&T 1190 Soil Compactor and L&T 990 Tandem Compactor and L&T 2490 Pneumatic Tyred Rollers for the road construction. With the Government of India's policy on expanding road network, the compactor market is in an upbeat mood and poised for a big growth in the near future.