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Affordable Access takes UK’s first TraXporter dumper

5 Dec 14 A Hampshire hire company has taken delivery of the first Hinowa TraXporter 2.5-tonne tracked dumper to arrive in the UK.

The Traxporter TX2500 tracked dumper with swivel skip
The Traxporter TX2500 tracked dumper with swivel skip

Affordable Access Hire purchased the dumper from Hinowa dealer APS. Its first assignment was a project reinforcing river banks as part of flood prevention work.

The TX2500 TraXporter has a swivel skip that can be operated while the vehicle is in motion. It also has a 180° rotating seat and controls, so the operator can always face the direction of travel. The dumper can carry 2,500kg and is rated for 1.49m³. Slewing the skip also enables tipping from either side or the rear.

Affordable Access owner Tony Thornton said: “We already have three tracked dumpers in the fleet but wanted to add a dumper that could rotate both the skip and the driver console. The TraXporter cost thousands of pounds less than anything else we could find – and yet is a very high quality machine, so it was a no-brainer for us. It has great ground clearance, a respectable top speed and is from a very well-regarded manufacturer, backed up with excellent after-sales support from APS.”

The TX2500 has a top speed of 12km/h (7.5mph) and a Kubota V2203-EU1 4-cylinder 35.9kW (48.8hp) diesel engine.

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