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Site dumpers with cabs "are the way forward"

Digger Blogger | 20:19, Mon May 20 2013

Cabs on dumpers is where it's at, according to Tim Pearman, following his recent purchase of a Wacker Neuson 10 tonne capacity articulated machine.

“The 10001+ unit is my first dumper equipped with a cab”, says Mr Pearman, who runs Redditch-based Tim Pearman Construction. “And I reckon its cost-per-tonne for moving muck over short distances will be second to none, with the added benefit that the operator stays warm and dry in bad weather and will not have to get on and off the machine every time it’s loaded.”

Supplied by local dealer SM Plant of Rugby, Wacker Neuson’s flagship dumper is powered by a Deutz 4-cylinder, turbocharged engine developing 88 kW (120 hp) @2400 rpm which drives all four wheels via a 4-speed powershuttle torque converter transmission.

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Its purpose-built and spacious ROPS/FOPS Level 2 safety cab is an optional extra. It has an LED monitor linked to a forward facing camera, two doors which can both be locked in the fully open position and a heater.

Established in 1986, Tim Pearman Construction is a groundworks contractor whose work includes laying floor slabs using ride-on power floats. The fleet includes five dumpers, five excavators, two rollers and a variety of concreting equipment.

 

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