Mini excavator helps deliver eco-friendly homes

A new Bobcat mini digger is reportedly helping a builder to deliver eco-friendly houses more quickly.

JR Green Build Ltd has purchased a Bobcat R-Series E27 in conjunction with a new Engcon tiltrotator. The firm constructs homes utilising insulated foundation raft and insulated concrete forms.

Owner James Rowlands said, “There is always a lot of handling, lifting and placing of materials on site when constructing these energy-efficient properties. I was looking for a new 2-3 tonne mini excavator that combines good lifting and digging capability with easy transportability – I chose the Bobcat E27 as it is the most powerful machine in this class that I could tow on my trailer to the various sites we will be working on.

“There is real demand for our eco homes and through the combination of the high performance E27 combined with the flexibility offered by the tiltrotator, we will be better able to meet this demand by building homes more quickly.

“As well as speeding up the placement of the insulation products and the other elements of our eco homes, we will also fit the E27 with an attachment with tines which will allow us to save on the cost of hiring an additional forklift machine on site. The Bobcat E27 will enhance every aspect of the work from groundworks, construction and materials handling to completion of the projects.”