Green Edge Con­tract­ing – we start where oth­ers stop

Farm World News - - Farm World 2016 -

Right now, Green Edge is Vic­to­rian based but is field­ing calls from all over Aus­tralia.

This com­pany uses the amaz­ing ver­sa­til­ity of the ‘ Menzi Muck’ and due to the ma­chine’s de­sign it can reach places that a hu­man can’t walk. Slopes of up to 70 de­grees are no prob­lem as the Menzi pushes it­self up a slope, big wheels first, then hy­drauli­cally ac­ti­vated claws dig into the sur­face and an­chor the ma­chine in place to en­able it work. It looks pre­car­i­ous, how­ever the ma­chine is sta­ble enough to reach out with its 2m boom ex­ten­sion and do what it has to do, even with an 850kg grap­ple at­tached.

When on flat ground or un­du­lat­ing ter­rain, the Menzi can fold down and travel on all four wheels at max­i­mum speed of 10km an hour which makes it very fast to get from one job to an­other.

The way the ma­chine works is very low im­pact; its two large tyres and the sta­bil­is­ing claws at­tached to the ground barely leave a mark, un­like a tracked ma­chine that can tear up the en­vi­ron­ment. “Where a nor­mal ex­ca­va­tor has to cut in a flat spot to get where it has to get, or build a flat spot,” said the in­cred­i­bly en­thu­si­as­tic op­er­a­tor, “I don’t have to do that. I just clam­ber straight down the side of the hill or bank or what­ever. I can step over drains or fences or other ob­sta­cles.”

Green Edge Con­tract­ing is a mem­ber of the Mu­nic­i­pal Works Of­fi­cers As­so­ci­a­tion (MWOA) and has val­ued clients such as Theiss, DEPI, West Gipp­s­land Catch­ment Au­thor­ity (WGCMA) and Vic Parks.

Visit us at Farm World site No: 529-531 or call 0414 554 277 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

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