Equipment reliability is key for rapidly growing VT Group
One of Melbourne’s major drainage and plumbing contractors has recently upgraded its excavator fleet with eight 1.2 tonne Takeuchi TB210R compact excavators.
Based in Keilor East, VT Group supplies plumbing and drainage services to major residential developers across the city’s northern regions, as well as outer growth areas of Geelong, Werribee and Whittlesea.
Director, Heath Peatling said “Our core business was previously focused on drainage works. Recently merging with a plumbing specialist, we are now a comprehensive supplier of drainage and plumbing services that include pre-slab sewer and storm water, internal plumbing and retention systems.
“As a significant supplier of underground and aboveground services to residential developers, it is important we have the latest equipment to perform work efficiently and on time to ensure other trades and services have site access.
“Experience with our large fleet of Takeuchi TB016 excavators has been very positive, with reliability and performance always up to expectations. Because these excavators were very reliable and easy to maintain and repair, many had logged over 8,000 hours of hard labour and it was time to replace these and evaluate which machine would be best for our business efficiency.
“As the demands of residential construction have become tighter and more challenging, we found the new 1.2 tonne TB 210R model was a perfect size for us. The machines fit through all tight areas and are used for final finish and trench repair work” Heath said.
Semco’s Graham Murphy said the TB210R had proven a success for many contractors who needed a powerful, versatile mini excavator that was able to be easily towed on a trailer behind a light utility vehicle.
Operating weight: 1,150 kg
Rated power: 12 Hp/ 8.86 kW
Max dig depth: 1755 mm