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The pedestrian dump trucks – or mini dumpers – are often compared to motorised wheelbarrows, but the are much more than this. Available in tracked or wheel versions, the pedestrian dumper is used for carrying loads in tight spaces that a full sized dump truck would be unable to access. Typically the operator would walk behind the machine, but on slightly larger versions there are platforms for the operator to stand on. Also known as power barrows, these machines are typically petrol or diesel powered, but battery powered versions are starting to appear. Payloads vary, but a typical mini dumper would manage a load of between 200kgs and half a tonne and still fit through a standard doorway. High tip versions are available that can tip directly into a skip or a high sided truck.
JCB has won one of its biggest orders of the year after a 900-machine deal was signed with national builders’ merchant Jewson. The order for machines worth more than £12 million is the biggest ever placed by Tool Hire - the rental division of Jewson - in the 20 years since JCB first began supplying the company. And the special anniversary is being marked in electrifying style – literally – as the new fleet of machines includes 19C-1 E electric mini excavator models and 1TE electric site dumpers. As well as being considerably quieter, the electric models offer zero emissions…>
A South-West building supplier is continuing its push towards greener practices, with the purchase of a new KC70-4e pedestrian dumper from Kubota dealer, CCE Plant Sales. The Yeovil-based merchant, which currently has 21 Tool Hire locations across the Southwest and the Midlands have taken delivery of their first electric mini tracked dumper at their Exeter depot. If successful, Bradfords will look to expand its fleet of electric Kubota’s, during 2023/ 24. Capable of the same high performance as its diesel or petrol-powered equivalents, the KC70-4e is powered by a lithium-ion battery. With a robust and consolidated lower frame, the KC70-4e…>