AUSA launches its new 2-tonne (4,400 lb) dumper at the Matexpo trade show
AUSA, the manufacturer of compact all-terrain industrial vehicles, attended Matexpo, the biggest construction machinery exhibition in the Benelux area, which was held from September 6 to 10 in Kortrijk, Belgium.
During this event, AUSA launched its new dumper with a 2,000 kg payload which, together with the brand's electric range, attracted a large number of visitors.
New D201AHG dumper, when cost-effectiveness is the priority
The new 2,000 kg (4,400 lb) dumper is AUSA's first articulated dumper with this payload, placing it between the 1,500 kg (3,300 lb) D150AHG and the 3,000 kg (6,600 lb) D301AHG. One of the key features of this new model is that, thanks to the effective design of the swivel skip, it can transport more than 1,300 liters (1.7 cu yd) of material, making it the dumper with the highest capacity in its class.
The D201AHG is designed for operation in municipal works, as its small size - standing at just one 1.5 meters wide (59 inches) - makes it ideal for transporting soil or debris in locations with little room for maneuvering. It combines perfectly with a mini-excavator in such spaces, performing the work highly efficiently and thus making it more cost-effective.
To minimize downtime in the event of maintenance or any issues, it has a backward folding cab, which allows easy access to any component. The power unit, a reliable 18.5 kW (24.8 HP) Kubota engine without a particulate filter, is located in this area.
Combined with the all-terrain traction, this engine allows the D201AHG dumper to negotiate slopes of up to 50%.
In terms of safety, the AUSA D201AHG is equipped with various features that improve the operator's peace of mind and the safety of their surroundings:
First of all, power is transmitted by a hydrostatic transmission that ensures far more comfortable and safer operations. Additionally, the driver's cab is equipped with a seat with an operator’s presence sensor and a seat belt with fasten sensor, to prevent the machine from starting up if the required precautions have not been taken and to avoid unintentional machine movements. It is also equipped with an electronic negative brake, which is automatically engaged when the dumper's engine is switched off to ensure that it comes to a standstill.
AUSA exhibiting at Matexpo for the first time
AUSA's first time attending Matexpo consisted of a remarkable outdoor exhibition of the brand's leading models. During this five-day event, visitors were able to see first-hand the manufacturer's dumpers, rough-terrain forklifts and telehandlers. The main attractions were the new D201AHG and the range of electric vehicles, consisting of the D151AEG dumper and the T164E telehandler.
“Matexpo is the most important trade fair for the construction sector in Benelux, so being here underscores our commitment to this market”, remarked Mario Torres, AUSA's Country Manager. “During the first quarter of 2022, we opened a new 1,200 m2 (13,000 sq ft) facility in this area devoted entirely to the distribution of AUSA machinery, spare parts and our after-sales service, making Benelux one of our key markets for growing the brand. During this time we were able to confirm that users in this area are becoming increasingly aware of the quality of our products, with strong interest in our range of electric vehicles and the new D201AHG dumper. We are extremely pleased that we attended this trade fair.”