Wombat Released Into The Wild
A new Hitachi ZX38U-5 mini excavator joins The Dirty Dingo team
The Dirty Dingo is a civil construction company renowned for quality engineering combined with innovative management of water, sewer, electrical, gas, communication and civil works.
Since its hatching in 2010, the company has proven itself as a rare species in the industry.
When asking Managing Director Matthew Dinh what makes his company unique, he replied, “We stand out in a positive way! We are a bit old fashioned, but that means we actually care about who we are, what we do and how we do it – The Dirty Dingo way!”
During his early days as a young engineer, ‘Dinh’ was frequently instructed to ‘go’ and sort out issues on project sites – the reason he later became known to many as ‘Dingo’.
His wife on the other hand not only observed a dedicated Dingo, but also a rather dirty one – mud, dirt and grit always hitched a ride home with Dingo! So born was the name ’The Dirty Dingo’.
Searching for a premium product, the team opted for the new Hitachi ZX38U-5 mini excavator.
Proudly named Wombat, because she digs, the team made a few unique customisations to her exterior including a new paint job and a few funky graphics.
Wombat is being used for all her great talents – excavation of trenches for drainage, communications, electrical, sewer and gas works, as well as minor earthmoving works.
After leaving the Hitachi nest, Wombat undertook her first project on Sydney’s Northern Beaches where she was transported by barge to a crown land site. There she excavated a trench for the installation of a stormwater pipe upgrade.
Worth her weight in gold, Wombat is currently assigned to civil construction works on Patrick’s Port Botany Expansion Project, her first high profile project where she is receiving much deserved attention!
“She is performing as expected – small enough to fit in tight situations and powerful enough for more challenging projects,” said Matthew. “We’re impressed with the whole machine and she is proving the envy of those that are privileged enough to operate her.”
Matthew highlighted the excavator’s smooth operation, auto idle and fuel efficiency as outstanding features that make it well suited to urban work environments.
“With a smooth operating machine we get more work completed fast with less noise or disruption, as well as the added bonus of saving us precious dollars when it comes to running costs.
“More efficient, reliable and new technology such as quick hitch and anti-burst valves are paramount, pushing us in the right direction when it comes to safety.”
According to Matthew, quality, service and the relationship with the machine supplier were crucial in purchasing their newly prized excavator.
“The relationship we have with Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia is one we value very much.”
“They understand our needs and provide us with uncompromised service.”
“We believe that a strong relationship and mutual understanding will lead to a stronger business as we continue to grow. Teaming up with a reputable supplier with great attention to detail reflects the way we do business and mirrors our company standards.”