We should have brought one a long time ago

Makinex stands for Making Inefficiencies Extinct, it is our core aim with all our products. Working with businesses who want something better, more efficient, time saving or will protect their workforce’s health and safety.


The Cormidi and Canycom Range of Dumpers are a great example of how purchasing the right machine for your company or a specific job can save you time and money.


Makinex recently worked with Urban Escape  http://www.urbanescape.com.au a Sydney based landscape and pool construction company, who has been in business for 20years. They purchased a Canycom ride on Swivel Bucket Tracked Dumper.


Previously they had been using similar machines, many of their jobs had difficult access and needed excessive labour to install materials or remove excavation materials.


They had always put off purchasing a dumper due to budget, but Nick McCarthy from Urban Escapes said “We should have purchased a dumper long ago, when we worked out how much we’ve spent over the years on hiring – we could have purchased several for the same amount”


Purchasing any machine is a large investment for many businesses and Urban Escape did some research before jumping in, Nick had used competitors machines in the past but after a recommendation from a friend who had bought a Cormidi from Makinex and once Nick saw the extra features the Canycom had such as swivel whilst tipping he could see the benefits to his business. He needed a safe machine with large capacity and a tipping mode. The Caycom filled all these criteria and more.


During research Nick found out that on other dumpers the operators needed to get off the machine and move pins which was unsafe when dumping into the rear of a truck or stockpile. The Swivel and dump action of the Canycom is more efficient and a lot safer.


They can now backfill large areas quickly and move excavation materials from stockpiles in tight access jobs whilst offering their customers a more competitive quote and ability  to bring a project in on time and budget.


Nick McCarthy from Urban Escapes says “We found the Canycom to be ideally suited to our needs as a residential landscaper and swimming pool builder. We excavate many of our pools with tight access. The Canycom compliments the rest of our small access fleet and gives us the ability to carry out the pool construction including the excavation. Working with Makinex was easy”



All in a score’s work: 20 years of operation and still going strong

Since 1994, Mick Snell has directed his company CMS Plant Hire, providing wet and dry hire for the greater Sydney region. His business also spans out to Newcastle, Campsie and even Canberra when builders call for a seasoned expert in earthmoving and excavation.

Mick has recently purchased a Cormidi Dumper 80 and is more than satisfied with its performance. “It’s easy to use, which means anyone can jump on and operate it. Except for me of course – those days of operating are over as I now manage the worksite and projects!” Mick laughs.

The Cormidi 80 was purchased for a specific contract at an aged care rehabilitation facility in Sydney. “We had to work in narrow spaces for the extension that was taking place within the site. Having the Cormidi meant we were able to load and transport material such as dirt and site waste quickly and easily.”

“We had previously rented Cormidi’s for contracts that were short to long, as well as by-the-hour jobs across civil, excavation and landscaping applications. I am very happy with the decision to purchase the Cormidi. It really suits my business needs.”

Formerly, Mick managed up to 65 staff and a fleet of over 80 plant equipment. These days he still is very busy managing his business, but is still finding the work very satisfying with fewer staff and plant. “The more rewarding part of my job is seeing a finished project, as well as the diversity of each different job. Every day is different and I appreciate the variation,” Mick beamed.

For more information on CMS Plant Hire visit www.cmsplanthire.com.au.

For more information on the Cormidi Dumper range, call 1300 795 953.