Hear from our customers on how their business benefited from partnering with AdvanceQuip
KIWI LUMBER – CASE 1021G
The addition of the awesome CASE 1021G Wheel Loader to Masterton-based Kiwi Lumber’s fleet has been met with universal approval!
Featuring new innovations that are as powerful as they are practical, highlights of the G Series wheel loader line include: best-in-class breakout force, patented SCR engine technology and an all-new cab with improved ergonomics for operator comfort.
“It’s a nice machine to work with,” says Julian Tuhoro, Log Yard Controller. “Having something that makes you feel good, both when you’re starting and when you finish.”
DIGGER SOLUTIONS – CASE CX75C, CX130C & 1110EX-D
Kerikeri-based Digger Solutions has a fleet boasting a number of CASE machines, their most recent addition of a CX75C adding to that of a CX130C and two 1110EX-D Rollers.
Owner Mike Harrison explains what drew the team to partnering with AdvanceQuip: “They had machinery available immediately and I found them very good to deal with.”
“The guys from AdvanceQuip are really great to work with. They regularly phone up and check-in, which tells me that they are interested in us as customers and have a genuine stake in ensuring their machinery is performing to the best of its ability.”
“The equipment is performing well. The excavators are nicely balanced and perform well with the work we’re tasking them with.”
PRISTINE PROJECTS – XCMG XE35U
Northland-based Pristine Projects were the first the country to take delivery of an XCMG Mini Excavator, after AdvanceQuip supplied an XE35U.
Owner’s Dwayne and Tahnee Pauley have established the business in KeriKeri, initially focusing on drilling and cable jointing but expanding their offerings as the business continues to grow.
“With an experienced team and quality equipment, it allows us to tackle pretty much anything and work confidently with customers from the private and commercial sector”, Dwayne says.
“This is what we got this XCMG excavator for—to work hard and not run out of energy. We haven’t had any issues with the machine since we got it; I’m very pleased with AdvanceQuip,” he added.
TISDALL CONTRACTING – CASE EXCAVATOR
Clayton and Mandy Tisdall have built up their rural contracting business in the deep south through hard work, consistency and reliability. These traits are reflected in their choice of machinery, having adopted the Case CX130C excavators as best suited to their needs.
“Good machines, lots of power, run well, smooth, good on fuel. There’s no rattles, just a well built machine.”
“AdvanceQuip have been really, really good to us, just really good to deal with… the back-up has been brilliant”
KIWI FERTILISER – CASE 721F WHEEL LOADER
Kiwi Fertiliser moved their Volvo on and bought their first Case wheel loader in 2016 so we caught up with Allan Stretton, their Stores Manager and Operator, Vic to see how it was all going.
“Visibility for the operator is unbelievable… The ease of controls and the comfort, really good… We find it so efficient, and the speed of loading so good.”
“Service-wise, the back up is tremendous. I’d recommend AdvanceQuip for the Case loader to anybody!”
SWALE EATHRMOVING – TV380 COMPACT TRACK LOADER & CX145C SR EXCAVATOR
Swale Earthmoving has been operating for 38 years on the north side of Auckland. Owner Dave Swale explains how the Case TV380 CTL and CX145C SR short radius excavator help him get the job done.
“Reliability is one of the biggest things I look for when I’m buying machines, and comfort, and definitely fuel economy. Serviceability on the machines, everything opens up and we can get at everything, even with the TV380, very impressive.”
“I’ve dealt with AdvanceQuip for a few years now, always been very helpful, always very pleasant to deal with, anything goes wrong they’re out in a flash. More than happy!”
HAUTAPU PINE PRODUCTS – CASE 721F WHEEL LOADER
Log processors Hautapu Pine Products have four wheel-loaders moving products around the yard or loading and unloading trucks, and the company has been loyal to the CAT brand for years.
“One difficulty we started coming across was a machine to safely lift the empty five-axle logging trailers which are common nowadays,” says manager Mark Benson. “The existing brand was a bit light in the back end and especially the latest model we bought was really struggling to lift the trailers,” he says. Another problem being encountered with the old loaders was cracking of the loader frame due to the undulating ground in the yard. The steel was just a bit light.
“A suggestion was made to take a look at CASE, so that’s what we did,” Mark says. “I paid particular attention to the hydraulic ram size and the overall build quality, especially the thickness of the steel frame, and whether the machine of the same size as our others would handle those trailers.”
Buying the CASE 721F has fixed the problem of lifting empty five axle trailers, thanks in part to the weight distribution of the new machine. This model and all others in the Case wheel loader range between 10 and 20 tonne operating weight feature a mid-machine mounted cooling system positioned right behind the cab. Along with that area being one of the least dust-affected areas on the machine, it also allows the engine and transmission to be placed further to the rear, improving weight distribution, load capacity and stability.
“The power of the machine is great, and with the machine sitting stable we don’t have an issue lifting those trailers anymore,” says Mark. “I’m really happy with how things are going. It was a huge step for us to move from where we had been, especially when a brand loyalty has been built up over so many years,” Mark says.
“However, when we looked at what this 721F could do, and its price point compared to what we would have had to spend by purchasing a larger CAT, it was a no-brainer.”
FORESTRY ROADING SERVICES – CASE GRADER 865B
Ronnie Pierce, the owner of Forestry Roading Services, bought a CASE 865B grader in September 2015, and in typical understatement he says “it’s turned out to be a fairly good sort of a tool.”
It’s got terrific cutting powers in the blade. It seems to peel the material back a lot more than any other grader I’ve ever used.
It’s very, very nimble and very, very fast, and has an excellent transmission for forward /reverse work. You can operate all day comfortably and effortlessly. The VHP variable horsepower, it clicks in when you want it and you just seem to have another level of cutting or pulling, whichever you want.
The mudguards and that were my design through a local engineer, we put them on it just to protect it. We do a lot of road travel. She gets round the roads at around 45k an hour so it’s reasonably fast there.
I’ve come off a Volvo 6 wheel drive; I would say this thing is probably better than what it (the Volvo) is in our type application, in many ways. Overall an excellent machine and hopefully it will do 20 or 30,000 hours.
Ronnie has been so pleased with the performance of his machine that in early 2017 he added a CASE CX130C excavator to his fleet – testament to his satisfaction with both the brand and the backup provided by AdvanceQuip.