A contractor showed the advantages of hiring a high-tip dumper while moving 96 cubic metres of soil and rock.
David Jones, who operates DB & HE Building Service, used the rubber-tracked Kennards’ dumper in tandem with his own, older earthmover for a residential sub-floor excavation.
“The beauty of the Kennards’ dumper over my vintage machine is the way it lifts over the side of the bin,” he said.
“We were able to fill the bins from the side, rather than having to ramp in and over, which saved a lot of time and mucking around.
“The house was on a sloping block and the pathway up to the road was narrow, steep and slippery, but the mini-dumpers with their rubber tracks handled it without any problem.
“We were restricted by a gate at the top of the path, but we made it comfortably.”
Kennards’ high-tip dumpers are just 685mm wide, so getting through the 880mm gate was no problem.
They can carry 600kg and tip to a height of 1450mm, sufficient for a skip or a standard two-tonne tip truck.
These machines can be hired right across the branch network, while larger high-lift dumpers, as well as low-tip machines, are available at select locations.
In addition, a small number of ride-on, high-lift articulated dumpers are also on trial.