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Move the earth with NC Site Dumpers

08-Jun-2016

NC Engineering is a diversified manufacturing firm producing a wide range of machinery for the agricultural and construction industries. Since 1975 they have been committed to quality products at affordable prices, winning numerous awards for design and innovation through their policy of continuous research and development. The NC range of site dumpers are robust and durable, with vast manufacturing experience in the construction industry, site dumpers are suitable for any earthmoving task.

“Site dumpers are incredibly popular in Europe and have a number of applications they can be applied to in Australia, where they would work very well,” said Wayne Reichow, Sales Process Manager at Porter Equipment Australia. “In addition to their robustness, site dumpers are well-known for their operating efficiencies too; by switching the onus from size to utilisation, big savings can be generated for business owners.”

Some of the best features of the NC site dumpers are the excellent rough terrain performance from permanent 4-wheel drive, excellent power to weight ratio, ample ground clearance and superior turning circle. For the swivel dumpers; over 180° swivel for easy placement when driving along trenches (185° maximum) and over 90° tipping ability. “The layout of the controls and some of the individual features on the NCs are impressive. The engineers have really thought about certain aspects of the design, even down to simple things like the operator’s seat that can flip forward to keep the rain off when not in use,” said Reichow.

The instrument panel is simple including a fuel gauge, hour meter and warning lights for parking brake, oil temperature, oil pressure and engine temperature. There is an on-board security feature to deter battery theft in the form of a sturdy lock-box compartment on the outside of the machine for the battery. The swivelling mechanism on the NC site dumper’s bin comes into its own in narrow worksite environments especially for companies working alongside main arterial routes, or where backfilling trenches becomes a major component of the job. Despite the obvious advantages of having a power swivel skip that can discharge on either side, the articulation at the centre of the NC dumpers means an operator can still turn the wheel to get the bin into place.


“These machines have to pass some of the most rigorous health and safety standards written,” observed Reichow “and as such site-safety has been engineered into the NC site dumper range.” All machines include heavy duty all-steel centre console for increased leg protection, folding ROPS as standard, flashing beacon, reversing alarm and a handbrake safety device, which will not move the machine until released.

NC site dumpers provide an extremely cost effective and useful earth moving solution, and are popular with operators and project managers alike. “Site dumpers are essentially just massive wheelbarrows after all,” commented Reichow. “And I can’t think of many jobs that you could complete without a good old wheelbarrow.”


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