HYDREMA’S recently launched 707G ADT has been tipped to be a big hit in the Scottish market.
Tim Wadsworth, sales director of Hydrema UK, told Project Plant that he believes the machine is the “safest” small dump truck around due to its visibility, stability and easy cab access.
The 707G was unveiled at bauma 2019 but the finished version of the machine has only started being released to customers in recent weeks. The dump truck has been designed to offer the benefits of a larger rear tip ADT but with the compact size of a traditional site dumper. The machine comes with a 3.8 litre Stage V Cummins diesel engine available in two engine sizes – 55kW and 90kW. The smaller 55kW version doesn’t require AdBlue.
Tim said the machine is a “step in a different direction” for Hydrema, which is celebrating its 60th year. “This is a brand new, designed from the ground up, seven-tonne payload, hydrostatic drive articulated dump truck,” he explained. “It comes as standard with a swivel tip body and 500mm tyres. There are also tyre options of 600mm and 700mm for lower ground pressure applications.
“The 707G is a completely unique machine, not just a rehash seven-tonne dumper. It has been designed to meet the UK safe dumper requirements and provide the best visibility, stability, and access to the cab in and out (one step rather than three). There’s nothing on the market quite like it.
“We got the first couple of trucks out in the last few weeks and the feedback has been really promising.
“I think it will be ideal for the Scottish market. Hydrema dump trucks have always been very popular in Scotland because of their low ground pressure aspect. The optional 600 and 700mm tyres will make the 707G hard to beat in soft conditions. We can see the machine being used as an alternative to some tracked machines and believe the focus on safety will make it very popular with hirers and contractors alike.”
Tim stressed the importance to Hydrema of innovation and launching unique products to the marketplace. “Hydrema is an engineering-led company,” he said. “We are a small producer but good at producing something that is innovative that fits into the marketplace.”
Hydrema has also launched a Tier 5 version of the firm’s 922G ADT this year. The new 922G will benefit from even more power and a new retarder. There is also a 920G version that is available on 920mm tyres for ultra low ground pressure.
Tim believes that political uncertainty in the UK has resulted in a quieter second quarter for the industry this year, but says the market is generally “very buoyant and there are plenty of jobs out there ready to start”.
“The ADT market has been very good the last few years,” he added. “We have had some fantastic results and are looking forward to seeing the how the 707G is received.”