Kanga and Dingo diggers both offer tight access solutions. However, as housing developments use a greater percentage of available land when they build, tight access has another level. I’m calling it ‘super tight access’. Our standard machines are 1050mm wide including buckets. Even with this slim width, we have a call every couple of weeks for a job that has a access requirement smaller than 1050mm. From 1 meter down, I consider it super tight access.
Kanga v Dingo for your super tight access solution.
There must be a limit to how small access points will become in the future. Otherwise we’ll have use for the Tonka truck in 15 years as we get down to 200mm! So the emerging standard has become doorway widths. A regular door is 820mm so anything less than this creates options when the boundary access is limited. Going through the front door, down the hallway, past the kitchen in the backyard is more common than you think! I have a mate that actually put timbers down through the house, took the wheels off of the mini digger, drove it through, refitted the wheels and dug a swimming pool! There are easier ways.
So what does Kanga and Dingo offer in a standard door access size? The ‘Kanga Kid’ is the baby of the Kanga range which cuts a neat trim at just 800mm in width. It most often comes on tracks that gives increased versatility once you get to your job. The Dingo takes it 40mm better with a 760mm machine. The down side with the Dingo solution is that you have to take off the standard wheels and put on the narrow wheels to match their smallest bucket. Whilst this is possible with some extra effort, you then have minimal efficacy of the machine once you get to your job. If you are carting bark chips from the front to back then great. If you are trenching, excavating or posthole digging then your traction will be compromised. http://www.dingo.ws/html/att/more_buckets.htm
With all that said availability of these two machines is the next question. In Adelaide I’m unaware of any dingo dry hire with these narrow wheels. The Kanga Kid has been available at one supplier up until last week. However, now when in need of a beer holder in your kitchen, or a digger in your backyard, U Kanga Do It has the super tight access ‘Kanga Kid’. Find a dingo or call us today to book your super tight access solution with a Kanga Kid.