As the first volume shipments of the new mid-range H55DR mini excavator arrive in the UK, Hanix dealers report enthusiastic reception from horticulturalists and landscape contractors. Built in Japan, the zero tail H55 has ‘outstanding build quality for trouble free performance in tough conditions and promises ease of serviceability for low lifetime costs of ownership.’
Kevin Pawley of Hanix dealer Oswald Record, based in Birmingham says, "We have been selling Hanix excavators into agriculture for 10 years. Our customers appreciate their robust construction, their ability to cope with the extreme conditions and their multi role capability. The H55 copes with many tasks from grubbing out tree roots and digging drainage trenches to scraping out animal sheds. The compact dimensions and zero-tail flexibility mean work can be undertaken more safely in confined spaces."
The H55DR mini excavators are designed as workhorses for confined spaces.
Providing a digging radius of over six metres and a digging depth of over four metres, the machines can still turn in under three metres. The weight is well distributed and the low centre of gravity ensures stability and greater safety while minimising ground compaction.
For operator comfort and safety, the generously sized cab provides good all-
round visibility with mounts to dampen noise and vibration. In addition to
powerful heating and demisting, air-conditioning is also available as an option.
All controls are logically grouped and fall easily to hand with clear instrumentation.
The hydraulic system is load sensing to deliver more power when needed. Buckets are not a captive component and standard pins allow operators to use their existing equipment without difficulty. Power take-off valves permit the installation of bucket rotation devices and other equipment such as breakers for concrete and augers for post holes.
The new machines feature powerful Kubota engines that conform to EU stage three regulations for emissions. An optional engine shut off system will stop the engine if the machine is left idling for longer than five minutes. Fuel savings of around five percent are projected.
Long-term performance, serviceability and low up-keep were key design criteria.
Engines and hydraulic systems are located at working height. Easy access to these bays is via generously sized steel covers. The steel panel work will withstand everyday knocks and, even if subject to severe blows, is easily and inexpensive to repair. Likewise, cabs use plain glazing which is less expensive to replace and easier to maintain than the curved glazing used by other manufacturers.
Cabs have in-built fittings to allow for the installation of security grilles or panels. All Hanix excavators sold in the UK and Ireland are Datatag protected as standard and registered under the construction industry equipment security registration scheme – CESAR.
Sales and service is provided in the UK by a nationwide network of trained dealers who in turn are fully supported by the Manchester HQ, where extensive parts stocks are maintained to give 24 hour response on the rare occasions when replacement parts are needed
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