The first U25-3 sold in Australia has been delivered to Dave McMahon of Manhole Builders Victoria.
Going straight to work in the exclusive Melbourne suburb of Toorak, the new style U25-3 was right at home among the Mercedes and Volvos, and, with it’s low noise level, did not disturb anyone’s afternoon tea party.
The job required a 2.5m deep trench dug up against an existing wall, surrounded by work huts and building materials. With the "Zero Tail Swing", Dave had no fear of striking objects with the rear of the machine and could therefore concentrate solely on digging the trench.
With a bucket breakout of 2320kg/f, the U25-3 broke through the hard ground with ease, enabling Dave and team to complete the job in quick time. This allowed Dave to get to the next job site earlier, thereby increasing Dave’s productivity, and in turn, profitability.
When asked what persuaded Dave to purchase the U25-3, Dave was quick to point out that Dave required a powerful machine with exceptional dig depth (2.8 m) no wider than 1500mm to squeeze into confined spaces and could achieve fast cycle times.
All these requirements were found in the U25-3.
Dave subcontracts to Utility Services, a Division of South East Water, and said other contractors had shown a lot of interest in Dave’s new Kubota.
Dave purchased the U25-3 from Damien Gow of Supergroups, Hallam, Victoria.