AVANT compact tool carrier is the machine of choice for a Yorkshire based environmental specialist

A Barnsley based company specialising in the eradication of Japanese knotweed has recently taken delivery of an Avant 745 compact tool carrier to tackle a wide variety of tasks.

Nimrod Environmental, established in 2007 by Daniel Kaye, spends approximately 60% of its time tackling invasive weeds on a nationwide basis using a variety of methods from chemical treatment to complete excavation and removal to landfill. This work is carried out not only at domestic properties but also on behalf of developers, local authorities and rail companies…

Commenting on his choice of Avant, Mr. Kaye said:

“I was looking for a yard machine that could also be easily towed to sites behind our truck and, in my opinion, the 745 model offered the best combination of compact size, traction and overall performance to suit the services we offer which also include tree surgery, site clearance and commercial landscaping.”


Mr. Kaye continued:

“I have to say that the Avant is doing great things and I’m really impressed with how it deals with everything we throw at it on a daily basis.”

Supplied by the local Avant dealer, Britcom of Market Weighton, the 745 model has been delivered complete with three buckets, a flail mower, tree shear and a set of pallet forks and further attachments are planned to be added in the not too distant future to maximise the machine’s versatility.

The 1400 kg lift capacity 745 is powered by a Kubota 4-cylinder diesel engine developing 36 kW (49 hp), driving through an hydrostatic transmission which provides a top speed of 15 km/h. The all-wheel drive, articulated machine is just 1350 mm wide and features a telescopic boom and self-levelling system as standard.