If you like big machines check out this video from Hastings Deering that shows the delivery of two Caterpillar 740 Ejector Trucks to Greensill Farming Group.
Hastings Deering says Cat Ejector Trucks are designed to dump material from the rear without raising the body. This offers a safer, more versatile distribution across work sites.
Operator trainer Peter Duff said these trucks are so safe the machines will tell you if they’re going to roll.
“The machines keep the centre of gravity low, they have stability monitoring inside the cab to allow the operators to see everything happening around the machine,” Mr Duff said.
“It’s a no-dumper, so the ejector body will just push it straight out the back and run it out nice and keep your grader drivers happy.”
Greensill Farming Group chief executive Peter Greensill said the decision to purchase these machines was driven by the consideration to improve daily production and the safety profile of the areas they work in.
The business grows sweet potatoes and sugarcane, employing 180-200 people.
“We selected these machines to minimise the risk of roll over, avoid overhead power lines, and also allow our team to control the delivery of the material onto the ground,” Mr Greensill said.
“With the even delivery of the material, we are able to improve production time as we don’t need to run a dozer or compactor alongside those machines, there is virtually no carry-back, so payload and productivity are maximised.
“The idea was to buy new so that we could lower our repair and maintenance costs on the existing fleets, have more uptime and to continue to drive productivity and efficiency onsite in the safest way possible.”
Hastings Deering and Greensill Farming Group both hold safety as an integral part of business operations. These machines are designed to achieve safe, reliable production and material delivery.
- For more information about the Cat 740 visit here.