Reliable and comfortable
Based just 40 miles (64 kilometres) from JLG Groundworks, Jim Dorricott Construction Ltd has been operating as a civil engineering firm around the town of Shrewsbury since 1990. It took delivery of a Hitachi ZX26U-6 mini excavator at the beginning of 2019 to work on the groundworks for a commercial/retail development on the outskirts of Telford.
The ZX26U-6 was excavating parts of the two-hectare site so that operators could investigate and remove the existing services. After this, a Hitachi ZX225USLC-5 was utilised to dig deeper in order to lay sewage pipes connecting the site to the main local sewer.
The company added the mini to its fleet due to the positive experiences it had with its four Zaxis medium excavators. “Hitachi machines are reliable, and we’ve never had a problem with them,” says Director Russell Buckley.
“We needed a smaller machine that wouldn’t damage the pipes, so the ZX26U-6 was ideal. The new Hitachi Zaxis-6 mini excavator has excellent all-round visibility, it’s noticeably more economical and uses AdBlue®, which is important for the environment.”
Comfort is another key consideration, as operator Derek Jones confirms: “I’ve been working in the construction industry for 38 years, operating machines from two to 70 tonnes. The ZX26U-6 is comfortable, and easy to get in and out of to change attachments. This is really important as it saves time on this type of project.”