A rubber tracked, high tip mini dumper from Kennards Hire
gave a building contractor a "narrow advantage" on a tight site.
Modern Image Constructions carried out a 65 square metre, architecturally designed two storey addition at the rear of an inner city cottage.
Soil and rock from bulk and detailed excavation, as well as bricks from a demolished retaining wall, had to be moved down a 850mm wide side passageway.
The mini dumper, from Kennards Hire Rozelle handled the challenge with ease. Site Manager Nathan Holmes explained that "the dumper is 760mm wide, so we had a little to spare on each side."
"It was a great little workhorse, and over a week moved about 85 tonne. We had a lot of rain at the time, which made the ground muddy so the tracks were really handy,” he added.
Four stroke petrol mini dumpers, which can be hired across the Kennards Hire branch network, can carry up to 500kg. They can dump to a height of 1400mm, sufficient for direct transfer to a skip or standard two-tonne skip truck.
800kg capacity models, as well as low tip units and ride-on swivel dumpers are available in some areas.
Kennards Hire has 124 hire centres around Australia.