As the first volume shipments of the new mid-range H55DR mini excavator arrive in the UK, Hanix Europe report enthusiastic reception from dealers. The new generation D series machine delivers levels of operator comfort, convenience, functionality and low environmental impact that have not been seen before. Built in Japan, the zero tail H55 has outstanding build quality for trouble free performance in tough conditions and promises low lifetime costs of ownership.
Eddy van de Wal of Geert-Jan de Kok B.V., based in The Netherlands commented, “We have been selling Hanix excavators for 13 years. Our customers appreciate the robust construction and their ability to cope with the extreme winter conditions that we get here. The quality of the product is evident in the attention to even the smallest detail.”
The H55 D series mini excavators are designed as workhorses for confined spaces. The machine is compact enough to be used inside confined areas such as courtyards. Providing a digging radius of over six metres and a digging depth of over four metres, the machines can still turn in under three metres. The weight is well distributed and the low centre of gravity ensures stability and greater safety.
For operator comfort and safety, the generously sized cab provides good all-round visibility with mounts to dampen noise and vibration. In addition to powerful heating and demisting, air-conditioning is also available as an option. All controls are logically grouped and fall easily to hand with clear instrumentation.
The hydraulic system is load sensing to deliver more power when needed. Buckets are not a captive component and standard pins allow operators to use their existing equipment without difficulty. Power take-off valves permit the installation of bucket rotation devices and other equipment such as breakers for concrete and augers for post holes.
H55DR excavators feature powerful Kubota engines that conform to EU stage three regulations for emissions. An optional engine shut-off system will stop the engine if the machine is left idling for longer than five minutes. Fuel savings of around five percent are projected.
Long-term performance, serviceability and low up-keep were key design criteria. Engines and hydraulic systems are located at working height. Easy access to these bays is via generously sized steel covers. The steel panel work will withstand everyday site knocks and, even if subject to high impact, can be easily and inexpensively repaired. Likewise, cabs use plain glazing which is less expensive to replace and easier to maintain than the curved glazing used by other manufacturers.
Cabs have in-built fittings to allow for the installation of security grilles or panels. All Hanix excavators sold in the UK and Ireland are Datatag protected as standard and registered under the construction industry equipment security registration scheme – CESAR.
Sales and service is provided in the UK by a nationwide network of trained dealers who in turn are fully supported by the Manchester HQ, where extensive parts stocks are maintained to give 24 hour response on the rare occasions when replacement parts are needed. The Hanix H55DR is one of a complete family of machines from 800Kg to 7.5 tonnes designed to make easy work of difficult tasks.
Peter Rosevere, Tel. +44 (0) 161 335 2330 Fax. +44 (0)161 335 2349
E-mail: sales@hanixeurope,com Web: www.hanixeurope.com
Hanix Europe Ltd, Unit B Alliance Industrial Est., Windmill Lane, Denton, Manchester, M34 3SP, UK
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