Work - Off-Highway

Backhoe –Weight Reduction

One of the OEM, was  having a requirement of Re- design of the Backhoe loader.

Challange: Re-design the Back-hoe loader for reduction of the overall weight by 15%.
Approach: Zuti performed extensive study on existing Backhoe loader identified the parts such as loader boom chassis, boom & stick which are having more weight and compared with the other competitors data. Adopted Skelton modeling concept and made parametric for easy modifying of the components.
Benefits Reduction of weight was achieved. Reduced the number of components. Hydraulic cylinders sizing were reduced. Easy of access to serviceable components. Validated the structural members design after reduction weight through FEA.