The PicBucket® Excavates a Pool Site in Far Less Time!
Excavation Couville is a well-respected firm from the greater Montreal area, specializing in close quarter or hard-to-access excavation jobs, like in-ground pools in back yards. One of the area's most popular pool installation companies relies on Couville to get the job done. Couville's fleet of Kubota equipment includes two KX-121 mini excavators and a loader. In the words of Sylvain Villeneuve, president of Excavation Couville, "If you want to get ahead in this business, you need the right equipment." Over the years, he has been faced with many challenges, and every close quarter excavation site has its own particular difficulties.
Mr. Villeneuve had heard about the PicBucket but was skeptical about the potential performance of a tool that combines the force of a hydraulic hammer with the digging power of a conventional bucket. After discussing it with PowerTech specialists, he understood the technical specs and capacities and how they applied to his work sites. "On paper it looked great," he said, "but the real test was the work site."
Given the fact that it is the client who chooses the pool's location based on esthetics, contractors uncover unexpected surprises once the digging begins. In western Montreal, it is not uncommon to find sandstone, limestone, schist and even dolomite hiding beneath the surface all of which can make the excavation difficult.
Sylvain Villeneuve was waiting for just such a surprise. He wanted to put the 31 cm, 1000 Series PicBucket to the test on the Kubota KX-121-2. It did not take long before he was convinced. First off, you do not need any special training to use the PicBucket, because it works just like a conventional bucket. The work was completed without a hitch and everyone on the site was amazed. The bucket acts like a hydraulic hammer with the digging power of a conventional excavator. You can even remove debris with it. "I saved a lot of time by removing debris as I broke the surface. There was less moving around with the equipment. Usually, with a conventional bucket all I can do is break new ground. With the PicBucket, I can clear the work area as well and keep better track of my progress."
"With a conventional hammer, this type of work site would have required far more man/machine hours. I got this job done in far less time thanks to the PicBucket. For us, productivity means profit; for our clients it means the job gets done quickly and that keeps them happy."
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