The Hinowa HS701 is a stand-on, diesel-powered, 0.29m³ capacity dumper with a mast-type hi-tip feature, enabling it to load skips up to 1.35m high.
It is being exhibited at the Vertikal Days cranes and access trade show at Haydock racecourse this week to get customer feedback. First production models are expected to be ready for delivery in September, Hinowa said.
Preliminary specifications include a 7kW (9.4HP) Kubota engine, two-speed gearbox, and a top speed of 3.8km/h. At just 758mm wide, it is designed to pass through a garden gateway or standard door. The prototype has a fixed undercarriage but Hinowa will offer a hydraulic widening version as on other models. Load capacity is 550kg to heights of up to 1.35m and the bucket can be tilted by up to 88 degrees.
Hinowa construction equipment is sold in the UK by Access Platform Sales (APS). Richard Tindale, sales and marketing director of APS parent company IAPS Group, said: “The HS701 is long awaited by UK customers who love the performance and quality of the existing HS850 model, but need the high-tip feature which it lacks. The arrival of the HS701 will allow Hinowa to meet the fleet needs of the larger tool hire companies who are currently struggling to find a high quality, robust and well-supported tracked dumper of this specification.
“Vertikal Days is traditionally a cranes and access show, but it increasingly attracts a lot of UK tool and equipment hire companies. We know from past events that the mini-dumpers attract a lot of attention so we feel it is the right event for us to showcase the prototype and get final customer feedback ahead of series production.”