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Takeuchi at Smart Hire



How do you increase your profile in the crowded hire and rental business? For Smart Hire, the answer is not complicated: specialise in supplying equipment that most of your customers need.

“With customer service being the cornerstone of a successful hire and rental businesses, it often pays to have a specialisation where your business can become well-known in a particular field of expertise”, said owners Hein and Veronica Otten.

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SM 0084 - Rookwood TB216 Final 2 lrSemco’s Australian designed Takeuchi TB 216 excavator solves a major problem for one of Australia’s largest and oldest cemeteries.    

These features gave operators the ability to access the pathway between grave sites and dig to full depth to either side of Sydney’s Rookwood Cemetery Trust have used their series of Takeuchi TB108 excavators with success in excavation of grave sites adjacent to narrow pathways. As well as providing a full 180 degree swing on the boom, a Semco custom-designed front dipper arm extended the dig depth by the extra 400 mm required for gravesites. the path without having to reposition the excavator.    Continue reading


Power and manoeuvrability needed to deliver efficient outcomes for contractors

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Contractors carrying out repair work such as digging out old clogged drains and replacing septic trenches are often confronted by work sites where access is minimal and the space for manoeuvring equipment is extremely limited.

Similar conditions may be found on new residential constructions while carrying out trenching work involving stormwater, underground power and other services. Other common obstacles for excavators include carports and archways. On established properties, householders are also concerned that heavy machinery on their property may damage or interfere with lawns and gardens. Continue reading

Tight sites no problem for Takeuchi


Excavation for concrete footings in smaller allotments poses a challenge when it comes to access and manoeuvrability.

Star Concrete contracts to some of Sydney’s leading project builders as well as developers of prestige constructions.

“When we were looking for an 8 tonne excavator that could handle tough jobs all day long, as well as letting us access tight sites, the Takeuchi TB 180FR zero swing machine was definitely the right decision”, said Star Concrete’s Michael Ruperto.

“In fact, features like the sliding swing boom have proven to be so productive, we have just added a second excavator to our fleet.

“The machine’s sliding boom system, coupled with its high output combined hydraulic flow, gives us all the power we need for operating attachments such as our PD10 2-speed Idrive.

“When working in the machine for extended periods, you really appreciate the reduction in ground vibration, thanks to the short pitch rubber crawler tracks. These also help to minimise impact on concrete gutters – a major consideration in residential developments”.

“Fine boom movement is needed on many site applications and the TB 180FR’s proportional hydraulic controls give the operator the dexterity called for in these situations. Also adding to productivity is the comfortable and spacious operator’s compartment.

“Throughout the company’s 30-year history we have continually upgraded our equipment that lets us efficiently handle pier foundations, strip footings, ground and suspended slabs, driveways and paths,” Michael said.

Star Concrete also constructs waffle pod slab systems, infill slabs, stiffened raft slab, suspended slabs and factory floors.