Plant and Vehicle Maintenance Manager Frank Dominici, works among 100 other staff who demonstrate a genuine commitment to the landscape and preservation of the cemetery. Investing in the right equipment is critical for Frank and his team to be able to carry out their tasks efficiently and keep the cemetery in pristine condition.
Recently, Frank has taken delivery of an additional two Canycom S100 Swivel Dumpers, now making up a fleet of six machines. Frank utilises the Canycom for transporting dirt and materials in excavation. Due to its 980mm narrow width, Frank can easily maneuver over the cemetery paths without interrupting the precious landscape and monuments.
“It improves efficiency, requiring less people to do the task,” stated Frank. “Traditionally we would have four men each with a wheel barrow but these days we only require two to operate the excavator and Canycom. The swivel bucket makes it perfect for backfilling.”
The Canycom S100 is manufactured in Japan and distributed by Makinex for customers who specifically require a machine with a 180° pivoting bucket that can work in confined spaces. It is powered by a Kubota Diesel engine and can easily transport over low ground pressure environments.
Rookwood General Cemeteries Reserve Trust, located in Western Sydney, is one of the largest cemeteries in Sydney. Assumptions aside, Frank enjoys working at Rookwood.
“I have been here for eight years and it has been the best place I’ve ever worked. Our new CEO Fiona Heslop is very proactive and invests a lot of resources into Rookwood to improve efficiency and keep things updated and professional. Recently new uniforms were issued to move away from the morbid perception and encourage staff to feel proud of our profession.” Frank concluded.