Western Australian family-run hire business, Sweeney Hire, are finding that small machines are perfect for their line of work, after recently adding another Kobelco mini excavator to their growing fleet.
Tom and Mel Sweeney founded Sweeney Hire in 2016 starting with a used Kobelco SK13SR mini excavator. They loved it so much, that three years on they now own three SK17SR’s mini excavators and are looking to expand their fleet of Kobelco’s in the future.
“We never had a problem with the SK13, so we kept going back to using Kobelco’s,” says Tom. “We’ve found them efficient and really reliable, every customer we’ve had has said how much they love using them.”
The business is mainly 80% dry hire, with jobs ranging from small DIY jobs, to larger jobs on bigger sites like petrol stations and housing construction.
“We try to put ourselves in our customers shoes and think what would they need out of a machine? The SK17 is great as it’s so compact and easy to manoeuvre. Our favourite feature is the zero-tail swing as it can get into those tight spaces in backyards and smaller worksites,” Mel adds.
“If it’s not blue, then it won’t do is the motto we’re going by, and it seems to be working!” Tom says.