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Ram Equipment boost product portfolio with D’Avino D12 Dump Truck

Dry hire earthmoving equipment specialist RAM Equipment is focused on ensuring its customers have access to the most effective equipment for the job at hand, with the Adelaide-based business having recently bolstered its product portfolio by adding the D’Avino D12 high-volume, rear-tipping dump truck to its line-up.

Established by Kevin and Michael Grace in 2014, RAM prides itself on providing its clients innovative service solutions, underpinned by an extensive, carefully selected range of equipment decked out with the latest technology and designed to deliver exceptional performance.

This sees RAM work closely with its clients to gain insight into their requirements on a project-by-project basis, assisting with the planning and execution of individual projects, and ultimately ensuring its clients are equipped with the most efficient machines for the job.

“With 70-plus years of expertise, we understand what it takes to get the job done right,” Kevin told EEM. “That’s why we offer innovative dry hire solutions to the market.

“RAM has one of the largest fleets of construction equipment for dry hire in South Australia and supplies specialised attachments for excavators and skid steers within the industry.”

The D12 slots neatly into RAM’s selection of site dumpers, providing an all-rounder option for undertaking earthmoving operations, with it sporting the hallmark qualities that have come to be associated with the D’Avino range, having been both built to last and tackle demanding applications.

RAM’s product portfolio encompasses excavators, skid steers, site dumpers, compaction rollers, wheel loaders, dozers, graders and tipper trucks, along with a range of attachments, while it also offers attachments, accessories and ex-hire machinery for purchase.

“Our promise to our customers is to continuously improve our processes and make construction hire easy – when it matters,” Kevin commented. “Growing our fleet is an important aspect to servicing a wide range of industries, and with global supply chain issues we must take any opportunity we can.”

Kevin highlighted the value the D12 adds to RAM’s product portfolio, pointing to the impressive range of qualities it providers operators, enabling it to power on through and thrive in tough local conditions.

“The D’Avino D12 dumper is a great addition for medium-to-large-sized worksites as it has an impressive carrying capacity of 12,000kg thanks to its high-volume skip,” he told EEM.

“The most impressive aspect of the site dumper is its ability to change the steering modes, giving it crab steering, front and combine steering. This increases the machine manoeuvrability, and an impressive turning circle of 4650mm.”

In addition to this, Kevin singled out a number of key features that strongly appeal to clients looking for an efficient and reliable dump truck option.

“For half the year, most clients want to utilise a site dumper that has an enclosed cabin for safety,” he observed. “Along with this, the D12 is equipped with a double steering axle, and a 4WD hydrostatic transmission, has a levelled carrying capacity of 6800 l and a heaped capacity of 8300 l.”

Weighing in at 6170kg (unladen weight),the D12 runs an 83 kW Perkins 1104 TA Tier IIIA engine and has a maximum driving speed of 35km/h, with it combining high performance and manoeuvrability with operator comfort and safety.

The D12’s key features include:
• High-performance drivetrain – the fourspeed, 4WD automotive hydrostatic transmission enables high torque and power output with constant traction to the wheels during speed shift, paving the way for the D12 to safely operate to a maximum gradient of 40% with a full load. Along with this, the machine’s independent inching control pedal aids the operator in completing tasks with maximum precision, and a front swivel axle and differentials lock system enable maximum traction and grip with any ground condition.
• Double steering axle and rigid chassis – the four wheels/three-mode steering system increases manoeuvrability in confined spaces, seeing a 25% reduction in the turning radius compared to conventional articulated machines in the same category. The system also comes with “crab steering mode”, enabling the operator to safely approach trenches and working areas on a single manoeuvre.
• Enclosed cabin – the wide enclosed cabin is designed to meet FOPS II and ROPS standards, with the automotive air-conditioning system and suspended seat providing the operator a comfortable and safe environment. In addition to this, the all-around wide surface of the windows offers enhanced levels of visibility.
• Certified Hardox body – the high-volume body is manufactured using Hardox 450 abrasion-resistant steel, setting a new benchmark in the industry, while optional bulkhead protection ensures operator safety in any condition.

Distributor Nimac Pacific is focused on bringing quality machines to the local market, with its broader D’Avino range of trucks having created a strong impression among business owners and machine operators.

As Nimac advises, the D’Avino machines are built in Italy, and are put together “following state-of-the-art manufacturing and quality control processes”.

“For over seven decades and three generations, the D’Avino family has been involved in the industry, building an incomparable know-how and experience on manufacturing machines which are focused on satisfying the customer needs,” Nimac states.

As noted by Nimac, D12 dump trucks provide a range of performance, robustness and reliability benefits, and have been chosen as a partner for private and public expeditions in extreme environments all over the world.

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