JR Green Build, a specialist in the construction of eco-friendly houses, has purchased a new Bobcat R-Series E27 mini-excavator in conjunction with a new tiltrotator, to provide increased performance and versatility to greatly speed up work and reduce costs in completing these properties.
JR Green Build constructs energy-efficient homes using insulation products developed from over 35 years of keeping out the harshest winters in the Nordic countries. The company combines seamless build options with the use of insulated foundation raft and insulated concrete forms to create homes to meet individual needs and those of architect’s specifications.
James Rowlands, Owner of JR Green Build, said: “There is always a lot of handling, lifting and placing of materials on site when constructing these energy-efficient properties. I was looking for a new 2-3 tonne mini-excavator that combines good lifting and digging capability with easy transportability – I chose the Bobcat E27 as it is the most powerful machine in this class that I could tow on my trailer to the various sites we will be working on. Lower transport weight is a feature of all of the R-Series 2-4 tonne models from Bobcat.
“There is real demand for our eco homes and through the combination of the high performance E27 combined with the flexibility offered by the tiltrotator, we will be better able to meet this demand by building homes more quickly. As well as speeding up the placement of the insulation products and the other elements of our eco homes, we will also fit the E27 with an attachment with tines which will allow us to save on the cost of hiring an additional forklift machine on site. The machine will enhance every aspect of the work from groundworks, construction and materials handling to completion of the projects.”
Together with the low transport weight, the conventional swing model offers an in-class unique combination of superior stability, class leading digging performance and breakout forces. The excavator offers just 280 mm of tail overhang which allows the machine to be operated in confined spaces. This makes the machine an ideal tool for highly demanding applications where performance together with transportability have a priority over compactness.
Built Around the Operator
The E27, like all Bobcat mini-excavators, is designed around the operator. As experienced by James Rowlands, the large space for the operator in the cab and the premium interior deliver best-in-class comfort with an improved entry/exit thanks to new ergonomic 3D handles and a wider door. The R-Series cab in the E27 also features significantly larger windows and narrower pillars giving market-leading all-around visibility.
James Rowlands added: “The visibility and comfort in the cab are excellent. I’m quite a big guy, but the cab is a nice place to sit and to operate the machine – it is also easy to get in and out of the E27. The excavator is very smooth to operate and easily controllable – it is therefore very accurate to use and combines this with its digging, lifting and pulling power to easily carry out tasks such as digging trenches and removing tree stumps.”
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