Huski cuts labour costs

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- 18 Oct 2018 ( #894 ) - Brisbane, Qld, Australia
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GreenScope Property Services operations manager Craig Gierke
GreenScope Property Services operations manager Craig Gierke
A Queensland landscaping business' recent addition of a Toyota Huski skid steer loader has slashed labour overheads.

GreenScope Property Services operations manager Craig Gierke says the addition of the Toyota Huski 5SDK5 skid steer loader to his Brisbane-based fleet has allowed him to tackle a wider range of jobs across the South East Queensland region and complete them more efficiently, with half the labour previously needed.

"Instead of taking three or four staff onto a job, the Huski loader allows us to take only two. So, those two staff are still able to do the job in the same timeframe as four, but I'm not having to pay out for the extra labour. It's win/win in that respect because there's a definite return-on-investment from the machine."

Toyota Material Handling Australia's Queensland area sales manager - Earthmoving, Jason Stamp, says Gierke was looking for his first skid steer loader for the business and needed something that would strike a balance between being powerful enough for large jobs yet small and manoeuvrable enough to operate in constricted spaces.

"Craig came to us with a brief that included having a machine that could deal with the tight access of his housing development clients," Stamp explains. "After checking out the Toyota Huski 5SDK5 in our showroom, we gave him a demo unit to use on his sites to ensure he was happy with it and, as it turns out, he was."

One of Gierke's favourite features of the Huski 5SDK5 is its ability to easily change implements. "I really like being able to change from one implement to another. Whether it's a bucket or an auger, it's easy to take one off and put on another really quickly."
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