Ensuring the right equipment for an electrical business

Friday, 02 October, 2020 | Supplied by: Toyota Material Handling Australia Pty Ltd

An electrical contracting business located in Dural has opted to add a mini excavator to its fleet.

MD Industries chose the M-16U Huski Construction Equipment mini excavator to assist its work on whole customer solutions such as demolition and fit-outs.

“Because we cover so many areas, we can wrap it up as a package: do all the excavations, trenching, footings, the civil works, concreting, and of course the electrical side of things. We also provide 24-hour everyday quick response,” said MD Industries Director and Project Manager Matt De Bono.

“At the moment we’re focused on building a network of electric car-charging stations throughout NSW. When it’s complete, and it’s due for completion by June 2021, you’ll be able to find one every 150 km, all the way to the state borders.”

Given the regional nature of the network, MD Industries faced logistical challenges in terms of transporting a 2.5 tonne excavator to job sites.

“We go to some pretty far-flung places and it was just too big, heavy and expensive for towing. We were hiring excavators in rural areas, but the further we went, it was getting harder and harder to find machines. We were travelling an hour just to get a machine and then an hour back,” said De Bono.

The business needed something lighter and smaller, yet still powerful. As a Toyota Huski skid steer loader user, De Bono said his experiences with the 5SDK5 influenced his decision to buy the M-16U Huski mini excavator.

“When we started out, we didn’t have a skid steer loader. But as the business grew, we realised we needed those wide-ranging capabilities that the Huski 5SDK5 provides,” he said.

“It has helped us perform duties more efficiently. The Huski skid steer loader definitely makes life a lot easier for us and it’s fair to say that it has helped our business grow.

“Likewise, our business growth and the size of our recent electric car-charging station commitments really spurred the decision to get our new Huski mini excavator, making it quicker and easier to finish our projects.”

Online: www.toyotamaterialhandling.com.au
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