Nick Tullo, sales manager, SDLG North America, good naturedly suggests that if prospective buyers of SDLG wheel loaders have difficulty recalling the sequence of letters in the name, then  just remember: “these loaders sure do look good.” The suggestion might be slightly biased, admits Tullo, but he is convinced that the features, performance, and attractive retail prices of SDLG loaders do make these machines look good for certain buyers. Actually, “SDLG” is an acronym of sorts for Shandong Lingong Construction Machinery, a Chinese manufacturer that has been marketing wheel loaders in North America since 2013, but has been building loaders since 1972 and today also offers motor graders, hydraulic excavators, backhoe loaders, and compaction rollers elsewhere in the world. According to Tullo, SDLG is the global-market leader in wheel-loader sales by volume. In 2007, Volvo Construction Equipment purchased a 70-percent stake in SDLG, thus easing for the company what for many off-shore equipment manufacturers desiring to do business here is a tough nut to crack—competent distribution. SDLG loaders are sold and serviced by Volvo Construction Equipment dealers; not all dealers are in ...