Tell us about your background, your experience and how long you have been in the excavations business?
Joel from Earthwise Excavations: I have been running my own excavations business for about 8-years now. I started off my career in building and construction as an apprentice in Tasmania. Soon after qualifying a builder, I took over my father’s concreting business and that involved excavating groundworks when preparing concrete slabs, foundations and a lot of very steep driveways in Tasmania. Soon after, I bought my first excavator, a 5-tonne Kubota Excavator.
What type of excavator did I see on your website and what can it do?
Joel from Earthwise Excavations: That large one you saw is my 8-tonne Caterpillar and it can do almost anything, I love it haha. Since buying that digger, I’ve been using it to work on a lot of site preparation for new homes, cut and fill etc… We do everything, from Swimming pool excavations, Rock Walls, Drilling piers/foundations, and general site works.
An 8-tonne machine – How do you move an excavator of that size from one site to the next?
Joel from Earthwise Excavations: We use a Tilt Tray delivery service.
It seems to have more attachments than a Swiss army knife, what are the main attachments that your excavator uses regularly?
Joel from Earthwise Excavations: Well apart from the different sized Digging Buckets, we also use a number of Augers (drills) and a Rock-Grab/Log-Grabbers.
Thanks for meeting with me Joel, all the best with your digging in the future and I know who to call if I ever move to Tasmania and need some earthworks done.
Joel from Earthwise Excavations: Haha, yeah well it sure is a nice place to live here.
Visit the Earthwise website at www.earthwise.com.au