"We are always having to jump curb in order to dig our power trenches," says Decker. "With backhoes-loaders, we were damaging curb and having to replace it. The wheel excavator has reduced the amount of damage by 75%."
Of course, backhoe-loaders will continue to have a place in Dow Industries' equipment arsenal. "Backhoe-loaders will be an integral part of our fleet and our business," says Davis. "They do things no other one machine can do."
Yet, the wheel excavators are proving they can play just as integral a part in the company's operations.