As Kobelco introduces the next generation of its powerful and fuel-efficient excavators, a Melbourne contracting business is moving to its next generation, too.
Daniel Begbie has just taken delivery of the first new Generation 10 Kobelco SK210LC-10 in Australia. Daniel’s father, Robert Begbie started his earthmoving business 30 years ago and Daniel recently started his own operation. Both senior and junior Begbie choose Kobelcos for their businesses.
“I learnt everything I know from my Dad and one of the biggest lessons was seeing the effect fuel efficiency has on the bottom line,” Daniel says. “You always know it’s important but until you see the numbers you don’t realise how critical it is. Kobelco really delivers on fuel efficiency.
“Three years ago, I wanted more responsibility so I bought a machine of my own and started Begbie Contracting. The natural decision was to start with a Kobelco and the SK210LC-8 fitted my needs perfectly.”
Kobelco’s fuel efficiency is best-in-class, so when it came time to update his machine Daniel put himself on the list for the first Generation 10 machine to arrive in Australia. He received his new machine in late February.