Nifty Kubota Mini takes the hard work out of waste handling
versatile Kubota mini excavator fitted with a waste handling grab has
turned waste handling into a one-man job at a South Wales recycling
The 2.8 tonne canopied KX71-3 has been put into service by Alpha Waste Recycling at its Bridgend waste transfer station.
specially fitted Kinghofer waste handling grab is used to unload
incoming skips full of waste material which it places on the floor
inside the transfer station.
The Kubota operator then uses the
grab to separate out any wood, plastic, cardboard and metal from stone
and soil waste and load them into bins that are sent off for recycling.
Waste Recycling’s Director, Alvyn Evans, said: "As there is restricted
space inside the 2,000 sq ft building, we needed a small machine that
could get in and out of all the tight corners with ease. The
ultra-compact Kubota is perfect for the job."
waste material was previously carried out by a team of men working by
hand and was quite backbreaking. It’s now an easy one-man job with the
Kubota which has made the entire operation far more efficient.
Kubota was chosen by Mr Evans on the recommendation of a business
colleague who operates several in his plant hire business.
was bought from local authorised dealer, Cambrian Plant Sales of
Cardiff, which has considerable expertise in rehandling operations and
sourced the waste handling grab.
The mini excavator also came
with a standard digging bucket and grading bucket should Alpha Waste
ever need to carry out civil engineering or landscaping work.
The newly-improved KX-71-3 outperforms many mini excavators in its class, setting new standards in power and reach.
bucket cylinder hoses are routed through the arm, and boom cylinders
shielded by a thick steel plate, for extra protection and safety. It
is available with a quiet, luxury cab or canopy, both of which meet
For ultra-efficient operation the
variable displacement pumps provide the optimum hydraulic oil flow and
pressure according to the workload. The result is an engine that
delivers higher fuel efficiency and less vibration and noise, important
factors when working inside enclosed spaces.
reputation for quality, performance, reliability, versatility and
unbeatable resale values of the world-leading Kubota brand makes them
the ideal tool for many different applications and end-users, from
civil engineering to landscaping and plant hire companies to owner
“As well as being the only mini excavators with a
unique 'ANTI-THEFT' key system fitted as standard”, said Kubota (UK)
Ltd Sales & Marketing Manager, Richard Harrison.
As the UK,
European and world market leader Kubota offers the widest range of
minis available from a single manufacturer, with 17 base models
spanning the weight range from 0.85 – 7.5 tonnes, including the
increasingly popular zero tail swing machines.
about the market-leading Kubota mini excavators range can be obtained
from Kubota (UK) Ltd – Construction Equipment, Dormer Road, Thame,
Oxfordshire, OX9 3UN. Tel: 01844 214500 Fax: 01844 216685. Email: email@example.com
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Kubota KX71-3 mini excavator fitted with a waste handling grab has
turned waste handling into a one-man job at Alpha Waste Recycling,
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