An Avant 750 compact tool carrier is earning its keep on a 40 acre Sussex camp site with the help of an impressive line-up of nearly 30 different attachments.
Scotts Farm Camping Site, located at West Wittering near Chichester, has been owned and operated by Doug Broadbridge for over 20 years and currently offers 330 pitches for caravans and motorhomes as well as a large area for tents.
Mr. Broadbridge discovered the Avant machine at a landscaping trade show and immediately saw its potential for his business. Initially he chose a 420 model, but after a couple of years made the decision to up-grade it to the more powerful 750 unit to enable the use of a greater range of attachments.
Supplied by new local Avant dealer Chichester Farm Machinery, the machine is used on a daily basis for everything from power washing and carting large rubbish bins to mixing concrete and towing caravans.
"It really is an amazing machine and a real Jack-of-all-trades," says Mr. Broadbridge. "I've driven many makes and sizes of loaders all my life, but the Avant can do so much more - one minute its handling soil with a bucket and the next its helping us plant trees using an auger."
The 750 model chosen by Scotts Farm Camping is powered by a Kubota 4-cylinder diesel engine developing 36 kW (49 hp), driving through a 2-speed hydrostatic transmission. The all-wheel drive, articulated machine is just 1050 mm wide and can handle loads of up to 1.4 tonne.