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Hidromek precision grading solutions for MEB

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Marchese Excavations & Bin Hire champions innovative construction solutions across Australia, and has bolstered its fleet with a new Hidromek Grader for enhanced road maintenance.

Based in Three Bridges, Victoria, Marchese Excavations & Bin Hire (MEB) is a national company that has earned a reputation for excellence in civil construction. Despite its regional location, the company has undertaken and completed numerous successful projects throughout Australia.

“Our family has been involved in earthmoving, agriculture, trucking, and transportation for nearly four decades, with over 30 machines running primarily on the East Coast of Australia,” says Paul Marchese, MEB Operations Manager.

The company prides itself on offering a broad range of assets, including a modern fleet of Trimble GPS-equipped plant machinery. MEB remains flexible in its approach to both client and operational needs, and provides a safe, efficient, and top-quality service in all aspects of its operations thanks to a team of highly trained and qualified employees.

According to Paul, MEB has recently purchased a Hidromek Grader HMK230MG to add to its fleet for a government contract.

“We only have one grader for this job as it travels throughout Eastern Melbourne helping maintain the roads,” he says. “We use a combination of both dry hire and wet hire to meet our customer’s needs.

“We have had experience with numerous graders across many different projects, including one that was used in the same job 25 years ago. Since we recently regained this contract, we were looking for a similar grader to the one we used in our initial contract, as we knew that was able to meet the project requirements.”

So, why did MEB choose to purchase a Hidromek Grader?

“Well, it was one of the few graders available in that size with the same feel and build quality as their previous machine,” Paul says.

“It was also clear that Hidromek used quality, well known parts and componentry for their machines, which was important to us when regarding reliability and locating parts for future servicing and repairs.”

MEB’s journey with Onetrak started with the rental fleet. For the past four years, MEB has been hiring Hidromek diggers from Onetrak’s rental fleet and have been very satisfied with not only the machine’s performance, but also the quality of service provided by Onetrak.

Then, during a recent visit to Onetrak’s Hallam branch, the MEB team noticed a Hidromek grader in the yard.

“One of our team members got in touch with Rhodes and scheduled a demo in NSW,” Paul says. “After a brief demonstration, we quickly realised that this was the machine we were looking for.”

And when asked about feedback from his operators on the new machine, Paul says: “According to some older operators, the controls are similar to those of the previous grader, making it easier to navigate. The machine is also fuel-efficient and simple to service. The construction seems durable and sturdy, while the cab layout is superior to others of its size. After test driving several other machines, this one felt the most solid with the features we were looking for.”

Paul says MEB’s experience with Hidromek and Onetrak likely won’t be their last.

“In general, our experience has been positive,” he says. “Faysal and Rhodes were great to work with, and we haven’t experienced any major issues with parts availability.

“We’re hoping to secure another contract soon and if this goes ahead, we’ll be looking to purchase another Hidromek grader from Onetrak in the near future.”

Paul says the machine is fuel-efficient and simple to service. Image: Onetrak

If you’re looking for a quality grader, please explore the Hidromek range, which originates from the tried and tested Mitsubishi brand. Today, these graders have evolved into modern, more powerful, and extremely refined machines under the award-winning Hidromek brand. See the range from 12 tonne to 18 tonne, and contact your nearest Onetrak dealership on 1300 727 520 for a competitive quote.


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