Auckland based earthmoving company The Digger Collective has recently purchased its second Sumitomo SH235X-6 from New Zealand distributor, AB Equipment.
However, there was something very special about this one. It was wanted in a hurry!
“We put it out to tender but on the condition that it was very time critical, the excavator needed to be delivered and ready to go in just one week,” says The Digger Collective director, Keegan Webster.
“AB Equipment were the first ones to answer the call, easily meeting the brief within the tight time frame. That’s pretty good service when you consider that we had a machine with all the bells and whistles on-site working before most of their opposition had even responded with a quote. The machine came with an optional Topcon GPS system.
“Our existing Sumitomo SH235X-6 has worked very well for us and is very versatile. We particularly like the zero-tail swing as we work on a lot of projects where space is limited.” The zero-tail swing of the Sumitomo SH235X-6 unlike a standard counterweight 20-ton machine that swings around, is safer for this type of work, reducing the potential for damage and minimizing traffic disturbance.
“Our operators are also impressed with the SH235X-6’s power and can’t get over how smooth and easy it is to operate,” he adds.
“The addition of a Doherty tilt hitch and bucket controlled by the intuitive tilt bucket controls on the joystick has added a large degree of versatility. The cab is also very comfortable and has all the bells and whistles for operator comfort.
“All up the Sumitomo’s have shown themselves to be a very reliable machine,” says Keegan
For further information call 0800 303090 for the location of your nearest nationwide AB Equipment branch.