Following the theft of its Kramer 350 4-wheel steer/4-wheel drive compact loading shovel, Leyland based surfacing contractor Pavertec had no hesitation in replacing it with another Kramer machine, although this time a larger and more powerful 280 model
Commenting on the decision to stick with Kramer, and following a short period with a competitive machine whilst awaiting delivery of the 280, Pavertec's managing director John Ralph said, “I really couldn't recommend Kramer equipment highly enough.”
Established in 2005, Pavertec has grown to become a specialist in asphalt surfacing throughout Lancashire with much of its work devoted to road and car park contracts using a large fleet of equipment, including five pavers.
The Kramer 280 is kept busy on site either powering one or a pair of hydraulic breakers or performing clean-up duties using a combination of a 4-in-1 bucket and rotary sweeper attachments. According to Mr. Ralph, the Kramer can carry out a typical clear-up operation in less than five minutes compared with the hour or so it used to take by hand.
The Kramer 280 is powered by a 4-cylinder Yanmar diesel engine which drives through an easy-to-control 2-speed, fully hydrostatic transmission providing speeds of up to 20km/h. The machine features a comfortable cab, accessible from both sides, an impressive maximum load-over height of 2820 mm and an ability to place pallets up to 2670 mm from ground level.