A Dieci Apollo 25.6 R is proving a nimble addition to the Natta plant fleet on a site in Royal Berkshire.
The construction of a 64-bed nursing home on the site of a former office block is typical of the compact brownfield sites, with limited access and manoevrability, that contractors are increasingly tasked with tackling.
Telehandlers, of course, will find their true home in residential building projects, and with politicians donning their hi vis and hard hats to express a commitment to new build housing at every available opportunity the market for this class of machine in the UK construction sector is certainly on the rise.
For vehicles sold in Europe in the 18 to 36 kW range, Stage 3 A engines are still the benchmark.
Of course, even with a simplified level of engine specification, the hire and construction markets will still need the necessary muscle to do the job, and on the Natta site in Royal Berkshire the mechanical injection Apollo 25.6 R, with its 36.5 kW/50 hp Kubota engine, was demonstrating that it could do just that.
The Italian manufacturer’s range of machines now covers every conceivable application. The Apollo 25.6R, however, sits in the kind of compact class that a project like the Bracknell one demands.
Vital statistics include a width of just 1.84 metres in a machine that weighs 4,700kg, The 25.6R has a maximum speed of 24km/h, which in the restricted space available to an operator on which the Natta Dieci was employed the lower figure is all you would ever need.
The engine’s maximum torque of 170Nm @ 1,600rpm provides a capacity of 2,500kg and a maximum lifting height of 5.78m, all in a compact package featuring vital statistics of 4.10m in length, 1.84m in width and 1.94m in height.
The lifting height will extend to 5.78m with a capacity at that reach of 1.7t, and a maximum outreach of 3.25m.
Capacity at maximum outreach is 0.8t. Ask any operator on site what would be top of their wish list for almost any class of construction plant and good visibility from the cab would invariably be their first response, and the man behind the controls at the Natta site reports that the Dieci scores highly in this regard.
Further in-cab comfort and convenience can be found in the list of extras, such as radio, pneumatic seat, and work lights, whilst other options include electric contact on the boom head, and a number of accessories with quick coupling.
As your Dieci Construction machinate distributor please contact us if you have any further questions on this or any of the other products in this range.