A tracked dumper prevents the rainy season being a wash-out for Drain & Tank.
Investment in a second Hinowa tracked dumper helped ensure that the rainy start to 2018 didn’t put a dampener on productivity for an off-mains specialist. Drain & Tank Engineering added a HS1103 tracked mini-dumper to help with its excavation work when installing below-ground tanks, soakaways and drains.
Dean Smith, director of Drain & Tank, said: “The HS1103 is very efficient and works extremely well alongside our mini-excavator. It has performed really well for us during the rainy start to the year. We recently carried out some work on a glamping site and it was the only machine able to keep working during the wet weather. Everyone else got bogged down!”
Based in Plymouth, Devon, the company serves a customer base across south-west England. It carries out installation, maintenance and repair of sewage plants, septic tanks, drains, soakaways, pump stations and grease traps.
FEATURES AT A GLANCE:
14kW (20HP) three-cylinder Kubota engine
Top speed of 5km/h.
0.52m³, 1,000kg capacity
Width of just under 1m wide offers easy access to narrow or restricted areas
180° slew bucket
The company purchased the HS1103 from Access Platform Sales, the authorised UK distributor for all Hinowa products. It was painted in Drain & Tank’s distinctive colours at the manufacturer’s factory.
The unit is a robust stand-on tracked mini-dumper. Its width of less than 1m enables the machine to work in tight spaces and pass through narrow gaps. The 180˚ slew bucket can carry loads of up to 1,000kg. Its compact design and unladen weight of less than 1 tonne make it ideal for towing on a trailer for transport.
With its robust crawler design and 14kW (20HP) three-cylinder Kubota engine, the machine offers low fuel consumption and durability with a top speed of 5km/h. It is ideal for use on residential construction sites as well as for landscaping, estates management and horticulture.
“The fact that the HS1103 is less than 1m wide means that it can fit through most garden gateways, which is vital for residential work,” added Dean. “The swivel skip for side-tipping is also extremely useful for us.”