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Yamaguchi Mini Dumper Handles the Tough Stuff

Danny Feneck knows about tight access based on his specialist experience carrying out excavations for swimming pools and residential work throughout Sydney’s Hills district and North Shore areas.

“Increasingly, the tasks of pool remediation or new pool installation and associated landscaping and property improvements are being carried out on properties where access is extremely difficult, highly constrained, or has severe limitations for equipment,” said Danny.

“Working with developers, builders and plumbers for many years in this market segment, we have spent a lot of time assessing the suitability of many different types of compact equipment to help us perform the challenging task of efficiently removing material.

“Typically, mini dumpers are worked extremely hard when you consider the number of daily load cycles, often on sloping terrain, rough surfaces and generally tough conditions in which they are required to operate. Durability, reliability, parts support and backup service have become all-important factors in selecting the right equipment.

“Earlier this year we purchased a Yamaguchi WB 06 mini dumper to support our half tonne drive-on dumper, however for many jobs you just can’t use large dumpers. In the earthmoving industry there is always the right tool for the job, and these mini dumpers are no exception.

“This Yamaguchi WB06 mini dumper perfectly addresses the market in which we operate. They are not fast, but certainly perform their job in an efficient manner on sites where there are a few options for equipment that may be used.

“The fact that the Yamaguchi mini dumper is Japanese made and powered by a Kubota engine ticked all the boxes for me. The brand has been around a long time and the all-important factor of parts and service backup helped make the decision for us, particularly when the price was very competitive.

Importantly, the Yamaguchi has a mechanical drive rather than a hydrostatic drive. The mechanical drive works fine and just takes a little time to get used to driving the unit. Once you get your head around how it operates, it does a great job.

“Reliability is very important for our business. The Yamaguchi WB06 dumper has been working hard for us for around seven months and I’m extremely happy with its ability to perform the toughest jobs we demand of this machine,” Danny added.

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