Desert workhorse

The Cat 320D L Series 2 ... designed for the Saudi market.

Zahid Tractor, the authorised dealer of Caterpillar machines and equipment in Saudi Arabia, has launched the 320D L Series hydraulic excavator in Saudi Arabia as part of its Future Contractors Programme, which offers affordable finance options to contractors.

The Cat 320D L Series 2 excavator has been built specially for the Saudi market. It features a new engine, powerful hydraulic system, durable main structures and a refined operator station.

“Versatile, powerful and productive, this excavator has significant upgrades over previous models that lower operating costs and simplify preventive maintenance procedures,” says Khalid El Shurafa, marketing manager of Zahid Tractor.

He says the 320D L Series 2 with its hydraulic return filter for hammer applications and an improved mechanical engine has been designed for tough working conditions including high ambient temperatures and long hours of operation.

The excavator was launched in a series of open houses throughout the kingdom over the past two months, starting in Jeddah (April 8), followed by Riyadh (April 27), Abha (May 7) and Dammam (May 21).  These events were attended Zahid Tractor’s customers who include senior executives and decision-makers of some of the leading contractors in the region.


Commenting on the Future Contractors Programme, El Shurafa says: “This is a Zahid Tractor initiative that provides individuals or small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with swift and affordable financing of capital assets. With the 320D L Series, customers can take advantage of a reduced and special financing rate.”

Zahid Tractor has also initiated a product support programme for the 320D which includes an oil analysis programme at a scheduled oil sampling laboratory (SOS). Currently, there are two SOS labs in the country. Other features of the programme are the Cat Power Train Rebuild Programme (CPT Plus) and major components support programme.

Zahid Tractor was established in 1967 and is the flagship company of Zahid Group. With three core business units – construction machinery, commercial vehicles and rental – the company serves a number of industries including construction and infrastructure, industrial, logistics and warehousing, agriculture, transportation, petroleum, mining, and quarry and aggregates.