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Cabbed Dumpers – The Way Forward

5th August 2019 Paul Andrews

Family firm GAP Group Hire meets customers’ site safety requirements and growing demand with all new 6.0 and 9.0 tonne dumpers purchased going forward being cabbed.

Ken Stewart, GAP’s Head of Procurement, explained: “Due to the recognised superior safety standards, the construction and related industries are moving from ROPS (Roll Over Protection Systems) towards cabbed dumpers. The machines are particularly advantageous in the rain or cold (heating as standard and air conditioning as an optional extra), allowing the operator to work comfortably and safely all year round. Extra protection, good head and legroom and optimum all-round visibility are other benefits reported by users.” 

GAP has numerous cabbed dumpers in the fleet already, all of which are manufactured and supplied by Wacker Neuson and powered by Perkins engines. The dumpers are hydrostatic all-wheel drive, which eliminates frequent gear shifts with hydrostatic braking as soon as the accelerator is disengaged.  

Ken continued: “Utilisation of our current 6.0t and 9.0t Wacker Neuson cabbed dumper fleet in both forward tip and swivel variants is good which has allowed for additional dumpers to be forecasted for delivery throughout the year. As more interested parties see these higher specified machines as the way forward, GAP's commitment to embracing innovation will ensure we are well positioned to fulfil the industry's needs." 

 

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