Geelong-based excavation business, DirectBor trusts and uses only the
Case brand of excavators for all of their projects. Owners and operators,
brothers Aaron and Mark Finch and father Paul, have 57 years of combined
experience in the excavating game, and have only used Case construction
equipment for their work.
DirectBor manages underground asset installation processes and related
works including basic trench excavation and pole-to-pit installations, under
river boring and large-scale town and subdivision infrastructure work.
Paul began using Case equipment over 40 years ago, and continues to
trust the brand. The operation uses a number of Case machines, but they take pride
in the CX50B mini excavator.
Aaron has a tilt hitch attached to his CX50 mini excavator for applications
likely to encounter large rocks, and also has attachments for horizontal
drilling. The CX50 sets the standard for digging power with its well-sized boom
and arm for a wider operating range as well as a rectangular cab design
offering more room and visibility.
From a comfort perspective, the 20 per cent wider cab and optimised
control layout allow easy operation, satisfying even the most demanding
operators. Aaron says he usually spends 4-5 hours a day in the machine but does
not feel tired even after a long, hard day because the cabin is so comfortable.
The excellent visibility from the cab also increases the safety factor.
According to Aaron, the business usually turns
over their machines after about 1000 hours to get a better trade-in; however,
with the Case machines, they have been keeping them for up to 3000 hours.