Astwood Bank Cricket Club are a thriving cricket club located just over 10 miles from A&Y's Warwickshire headquarters. With 5 men's teams playing at a high local standard as well as Women's teams and an ever expanding junior section the club is one on the rise, growing year on year.
This week a group of volunteers have been working hard at their 3rd team ground, with the help of a Yanmar ViO17 excavator, supplied by Redditch's Dormer Plant Hire.
The excavator was being used to dig out the footings for an extension to the changing facilities. This particular extension will allow them to have electricity for the new kitchen and shower facilities for the 2017 season.
Weighing 1.7 tonnes, being a zero tail swing machine and having an extendable undercarriage from 950 - 1280 mm, the ViO17 is the ideal excavator for small to medium sized jobs like this one. A big plus point for the ViO17 is it's impressive stability along with strong front and side lifting capacities for a machine in this class.
This is brought about from; having a lower centre of gravity than many competing machines, the extendable undercarriage and Yanmar's unique VIPPs system.
For Astwood Bank CC this work is just the start of many more planned improvements, they will be beginning work on the clubhouse extension at the main ground soon after the end of the current season. This extension will provide a much more suitable facility for cricket - larger club room, additional changing and showering areas.
We wish the club all the best with their on going works and hopefully more Ammann and Yanmar machinery will be used along the way!