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Sunward set to debut at Plantworx

Sunward will be making their debut at Plantworx 2023 Sunward will be making their debut at Plantworx 2023

Global plant manufacturers Sunward look to reinforce their presence in the UK and Ireland

CHINESE plant and equipment manufacturers Sunward are debuting at this year’s Plantworx, the UK’s only live demo construction equipment and technology event in 2023.

The company’s 500m2 stand at the event will host the launch of several new products from Sunward, who launched themselves in Europe in 2015.


Just over half of the stand will be set aside to demonstrate the company’s popular and award-winning range of short-tail excavators, including the recently launched SWE 155UF medium excavator. This will be on display alongside the existing 2.5-tonne zero-tail-swing SWE 25UF mini and SWE 60UF compact excavators.

Plantworx will also act as the UK debut for Sunward’s SWE 20FED – a 2-tonne fully electric mini-excavator – which will head up the static display. This machine is particularly suitable for urban construction sites with strict requirements for emissions and noise, and thanks to its tail swing radius of just 1,110mm, for sites with limited and/or confined spaces.

The SWE 20FED comes with cab or canopy options and features a lithium-ion battery and a three-phase asynchronous motor, providing more than six hours of autonomy under full working load. The machine can be fast charged in under two hours or fully charged in seven. 

Also debuting in the UK is the new SWE 155UF medium short tail. Weighing 16 tonnes, the machine is equipped with a 90kW Cummins engine and high-performance Hengli hydraulics. 

Sunward’s excavator range in Europe spans from micro excavators weighing one tonne to hydraulic excavators weighing 36 tonnes. As well as the new electric SWE 20FED and the new SWE 155UF, Sunward’s SWE 08B, SWE 18UF, SWE 35UF and SWE 90UF excavators will also be on display.

To complete their ‘construction’ range Sunward also plan to present their compact tracked loader, the SWTL4538, as well as a scissor lift.

Plantworx will also see the debut of Sunward’s new SWA 16JE electric articulated boom lift, which has all-terrain capabilities and is compact in size, making it ideal for both indoor and outdoor work. Designed for easy maintenance and low total cost of ownership, safety features such as an anti-tilt system and emergency lowering valve are also included.

New attachments on display from Sunward Europe will include hydraulic quick-couplers, augers, sorting grapples, buckets, breakers and Steelwrist tiltrotators.


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