The Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) Atitjere Municipal Works Team have just taken delivery of a new Kubota SVL75 skid steer.
Shane White, Nathan Fishook and David Rankine got familiar with the new machine on Tuesday, 28 September.
The new machine has a higher lifting capacity and is tracked making it more suitable for landfill works than the older JCB wheeled skid steer that it replaces. The control layout and cabin is very similar to the old machine making the change over easy. The cabin in the new skid steer is air conditioned and has an adjustable suspension seat that makes operation comfortable. It also has an auger attachment and extension forks for the front end loader making it very versatile.
“There were some big smiles last Tuesday during the initial handover and familiarisation session. We are now looking forward to putting the new machine to work,” said Warren Kenney, Manager, Council Services Delivery – East.
Photo above: Shane White, Nathan Fishook and David Rankine are happy with the new skid steer.
The new Kubota SVL75 Skid Steer.
David Rankine testing out the new skid steer.