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A-Civil And Sydney Trucks & Machinery

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Contracting, demolition and civil works provider, A-Civil, is firmly focused on ensuring client satisfaction via the delivery of a diverse range of services, with the Australian-owned company, based in southern Sydney, committed to continuous improvement and understanding its clients’ needs.

In line with this, A-Civil has set about being both an employer of choice for its people and a partner of choice for its clients, with its work undertaken across a wide variety of demolition and civil works projects underpinned by a strong focus on conducting business ethically, honestly and with diligence at all times.

It is this approach that has seen A-Civil build an evolving client list, with it particularly focused on developing partnerships that endure over the long term.

As explained by George Matta, Site Manager at A-Civil, “A-Civil is well equipped to tackle a range of projects, with its specialist plant and equipment, combined with highly qualified and experienced staff, allowing it to deliver reliable and quality services to builders, developers and government agencies.

“We’re a company that is very diverse,” George commented. “We specialise in remediation, excavation, demolition, and shoring. We do everything possible.”

“SEA OF BLUE”: A FLEET OF KOBELCO EXCAVATORS
A-Civil’s range of services broadly include demolition, bulk excavation, detailed excavation, piling, anchoring, asbestos removal, shoring, civil works, car parks, remediation, road works, land subdivision, shotcrete and minor concrete works.

In addition to this, A-Civil offers plant hire, encompassing a diverse range of equipment, with it focused on constantly expanding its fleet in catering to its growing customer base in the construction industry.

Among its fleet, A-Civil runs a number of Kobelco excavators, with George noting that they have owned various machines over the years, with the Kobelco excavators providing a number of benefits.

“My Dad bought the first Kobelco – he bought two 35s around five years ago,” George said. “Everything from there was just amazing. The machines have good power and are fuel efficient. We usually get two days of fuel from a tank, which is unheard of.

“It’s a sea of blue on my site. We have a 50 tonner, three 35 tonners, a 30, and a 33, and we have also a 23 and a 13 on rock saws.”

Having owned two 35 tonne models for around four years, George described them as still being in “immaculate condition”, and noted that “the durability of a Kobelco is for me probably the best in the industry.”

KOBELCO SK350LC-10 PROVIDES ALL-ROUND PERFORMANCE
George said that of all the Kobelco excavators A-Civil is currently running, the SK350LC-10 is “one of my favourite personal machines,” pointing to its combination of versatility, performance and operator comfort.

“It does everything you need,” he commented. “It’s got hammers, for demolition, you put your pulveriser on it, and it’s got perfect reach, perfect counter-weight, perfect tracking gear, the cab’s comfortable, everything about that 35, that’s why it’s my favourite.”

The SK350LC-10 (35,900 kg operating weight) runs a Hino direct injection, water-cooled, 4-cycle diesel engine with turbocharger and intercooler, providing 209 kW of power, and is equipped with a 6.5 m boom and a standard 3.3 m arm, reaching a maximum digging depth of 7.56 m, with it featuring:

  • Durability – a structural design which increases strength while eliminating hydraulic problems, with the attachment reinforced to handle a higher work volume
  • Fuel efficiency – a new arm interflow system more efficiently controls hydraulic fluid flow, with a significant reduction of in-line resistance and pressure loss boosting fuel efficiency by about 24% compared to H-mode on the SK330-8
  • Power – maximum bucket digging force: normal – 222 kN, and with power boost – 244 kN; maximum arm crowding force: normal – 163 kN, and with power boost – 180 kN (values for HD arm, 3.3 m); drawbar pulling force – 333 kN
  • Operator comfort and safety – a large ROPS-compliant cab allows for smoother entry and exit, providing operators a wide, unobstructed view, with a high level of air-tightness keeping dust out of the cab, also ensuring a quite and comfortable interior, while the seat suspension absorbs vibration, with adjustable air-conditioning on the back pillars
  • Ease of operation – a light touch on the lever is designed to deliver smoother, less tiring work, with a quick-hitch hydraulic line speeding up attachment changes, while an LCD multi-display in the console shows information including fuel consumption and maintenance intervals, and provides for one-touch attachment mode switch
  • Maintenance – the LCD multi-display provides a range of maintenance information, while there is ample space in the engine compartment for a mechanic to do maintenance work inside, with the SK350LC-10 featuring a layout which allows for easy access from the ground for many daily checks and regular maintenance tasks
  • Ease of operation – a light touch on the lever is designed to deliver smoother, less tiring work, with a quick-hitch hydraulic line speeding up attachment changes, while an LCD multi-display in the console shows information including fuel consumption and maintenance intervals, and provides for one-touch attachment mode switch
  • Maintenance – the LCD multi-display provides a range of maintenance information, while there is ample space in the engine compartment for a mechanic to do maintenance work inside, with the SK350LC-10 featuring a layout which allows for easy access from the ground for many daily checks and regular maintenance tasks

In addition to this, the SK350LC-10 comes with Kobelco’s Geoscan remote monitoring system, allowing for remote access to a range of information, including operating hours, location, fuel consumption and maintenance status.

SYDNEY TRUCKS & MACHINERY PRIORITISES AFTER-SALES SUPPORT
Sydney Trucks & Machinery Marketing Coordinator Adrian Salvaggio told EEM that
the family-owned-and-operated business, which is this year celebrating its 45th year of operations, has had a “very close” relationship with A-Civil over the past 15 years.

“From top to bottom, owner to sales rep, our businesses are very close, with all involved,” Adrian commented.

Adrian highlighted Sydney Trucks & Machinery’s focus on providing customers comprehensive service support.

“We provide exceptional after-sales support for our customers, exceeding their expectations at every opportunity,” he said. “Whether it be servicing, repairs, parts or finance, we treat every customer, whether they bought a one tonne or a 50 tonne excavator, as a partner
in business.

“Being a family business, we have a unique perspective that comes from strong family values, and our personalised approach is something that is much harder to achieve in a larger multi-national business.”

George described A-Civil’s relationship with Sydney Trucks & Machinery as “amazing”, pointing to the level of service provided in the event a machine needs urgent maintenance.

“They help us get done what we have to get done,” he said. “If a machine’s down, they’re out in less than an hour, the machine’s back up and running and we can keep moving with the job.”

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