clean­ing up

A fleet of eight Toy­ota Huski skid-steer load­ers are help­ing a waste col­lec­tion and dis­posal ser­vice in Western Aus­tralia

Earthmovers & Excavators - - Product News -

Steann Pty Ltd is based in the Perth sub­urb of Ned­lands. The com­pany’s fleet of eight Huski load­ers and 19 trucks col­lects green waste, e-waste and rub­bish from kerb­sides through­out the Perth and south-western WA. Af­ter col­lec­tion the waste is trans­ported to the rel­e­vant sort­ing sta­tion.

Com­pany founder Jack Groote said the re­li­a­bil­ity and ef­fi­ciency of the Toy­ota Huskis is out­stand­ing.

“I have tried other brands over the years, but the run­ning costs were prohibitive,” Groote says. “We pre­fer the straight-for­ward de­sign of the Toy­ota skid steers.”

The most re­cent ad­di­tion to the Steann fleet is a 730kg op­er­at­ing ca­pac­ity 5SDK9 model which will be the largest loader it has pur­chased. Steann says it chose this model to han­dle a larger pur­pose-made grap­ple for col­lect­ing fridges that was too large for its ex­ist­ing load­ers.

The com­pany has used Toy­ota Huski load­ers since 2002 when it pur­chased a 3SDK8 model and cur­rently has sev­eral 4SDK8 load­ers still in reg­u­lar use af­ter 10,000 hours’ ser­vice.

Steann has formed a work­ing re­la­tion­ship with Toy­ota Ma­te­rial Han­dling Perth (TMHP), who says the Huski mod­els are per­fectly suited to Steann’s heavy-duty waste dis­posal.

“The renowned re­li­a­bil­ity of the Toy­ota diesel en­gines, hy­draulics and drive sys­tem make them ideal for Steann’s op­er­a­tions,” TMHP sales man­ager Paul Smith says. “The Huskis are equipped with slick, long-wear­ing tyres to suit the con­stant on-off road ap­pli­ca­tion. The slick tyres are longer-wear­ing than treaded tyres and they don’t dam­age peo­ple’s lawns.”

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