Queensland demolition and recycling business, Envirosite’s latest acquisition, an R235LCR-9 23.5-tonne excavator featuring its standard Hyundai Hi-Mate remote monitoring system, positions the company for further growth.
The past 12 months have been hectic for Envirosite with business growing by up to 60%, doubling of staff and fleet expansion with the addition of four new machines from Hyundai Construction Equipment Australia .
Daily reporting capabilities on engine hours, fuel consumption and machinery travel hours are some of the advantages of the new R235LCR-9 23.5-tonne excavator with its standard Hyundai Hi-Mate remote monitoring system.
Envirosite’s Director, Myron Lichtnauer said the business boom is being driven by a strong infrastructure sector and a return in market confidence. To keep up with demand, the company was hiring a range of excavators from a competitor brand, capable of working in tight spaces.
When it came time to purchase, Envirosite considered many brands before homing in on Hyundai’s zero tail swing machines that no other make could match in terms of stability. The support from their Hyundai dealer was also exceptional. For the first time, the company has outsourced equipment maintenance to their dealer based on the level of service experienced.
According to Myron, the dealership has also become an important backup for the Hi-Mate system.
The Hi-Mate system alerts Envirosite to replacement times for commonly wearing parts and tracks routine maintenance timeframes, alerting them via an SMS or email. This enables increased productivity as the company can factor in downtime well in advance.
Myron also uses the Hi-Mate to track data on machinery work hours and location, which helps him provide 100% accurate progress reports to clients as required. The system’s capabilities extend to measuring trends on fuel consumption, enabling Myron to include this information at the tendering stage to ensure operating costs are covered.
Since Myron manages three to four different sites at once, he gets instant access to data with the Hi-mate, which has really simplified the logistics of remote equipment management.
Along with the new R235LCR-9 excavator, Envirosite added a Hyundai HSL650-7A skid steer loader and a Hyundai R27Z-9 mini excavator to its fleet four months ago.
Easy to operate, the HSL650-7A skid steer is particularly useful for site clean-ups on large jobs, replacing slow manual labour with efficient performance. An air-conditioned cab keeps it comfortable for the operator while protecting them from dust and other debris during clean-ups.
The R27Z-9 mini excavator was chosen for its versatility, powerful functions and the capability to operate in tight spaces. A wide range of attachments including rock breakers, augers and core hole drillers adds to the versatility.
Envirosite has gained significantly from the purchase and use of Hyundai construction equipment, a move that has freed up internal resources for their business development plans, which include opening a waste transfer recycling station. The station will recycle everything from plastic and concrete to steel and timber, helping the company increase their competitiveness when tendering for new projects as they don’t need to outsource waste removal.
Myron adds that they will need to expand their fleet further to move materials and manage waste once the transfer station is operational.