Sydney drainage and civil contractor backs Kobelco excavators

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Dexcon Civil is based in north-west Sydney and specialises in the installation of sewer and watermain infrastructure for residential and industrial land developers in some of Sydney’s fastest growing areas. The business is owned and operated by Kieran, his brother Adrian and their father Mick.

Kieran, Adrian and Mick from Dexcon Civil with their Kobelco excavators

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The group’s daily workload is tough and demanding, and they need a fleet that can handle the harsh conditions, a requirement that they say led them to Kobelco.

"We’ve never had any reason to steer away from Kobelco machinery," Dexcon Civil director Kieran Donnelly says.

"We bought our first Kobelco excavator almost 10 years ago when we started the business and have been using them ever since."

Kobelco initially appealed to the group with its pricing, but Donnelly says they quickly found many other things to like about the brand.

"Kobelco excavators have a good reputation for performance and are quality machines, which is important when you are working for clients who expect their projects to be completed to a rigorous schedule," Donnelly says.

"We can’t achieve that if we have equipment that underperforms or is unreliable, which is why we have stuck with Kobelco over the years."

Dexcon Civil currently has a fleet of ten Kobelco excavators ranging from the smaller SK17 up through the middle range including SK85s and SK135s then into the larger SK260s and SK350s.

"Kobelco offers a good range of machines which works well for us as we take on a large variety of projects.

"We use our smaller SK17 and SK30 for maintenance work on water mains around the Sydney metro area and then we have our middle range machines like the SK135s which are equipped with offset booms, making it a perfect machine for trenching works along roadways or in areas where you have limited room," Donnelly adds.

"Our bigger machines are kept busy on deep excavation work for the installation of sewer pipelines that generally require a lot of rock breaking."

Donnelly says the business is currently looking to add more Kobelco excavators to the fleet.


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