Kennards Hire  has introduced a fleet of small high-tip dumpers, which are much easier and quicker to use than older style dumpers. The rubber-tracked machines are fully hydrostatic and can carry 500kg.

A major feature is that the high-tip dumpers can tip to a height of 1450mm, which is high enough to load into a standard, two-tonne tip truck or building site skips.

Just 685mm wide, they can navigate tight passageways and doorways. Kennards Hire also has some larger, 800kg high-tip dumpers.

Bayview Excavations hired one of the small dumpers from Kennards Artarmon to move 120 cubic metres of material.

Bayview Excavations’ Richard Cant said, “We were working on a steep, challenging site, with tight access. We could fill a 10 cubic metre bin in about three and a half hours.”

Brent Howell, who operates Coastbuild, used another small dumper while digging out an old stormwater retention tank in a backyard.

“The job turned up after we built a house and a metre wide passageway was our only access. We moved about 15 tonnes of fill up a fairly steep incline without a problem,” said Brent Howell.