The BMD300 uses a Honda GXV160 (5.5hp, 4kW) as standard on all the dumpers compared to the look alike competitor which uses a GCV160 as standard, however due to Carb Tier 3 emissions which were introduced on the 1st January 2007 the GCV160 will only be suitable for machines sold in the European Union. With using a GXV160 engine there is a large cost increase to the finished machine. The warranty period of the 2 types of engines can be seen in the table below
The BMD300 uses same size wheels all the way round the machine, (not including the friction wheel) so that if you want to keep a spare tire in the case of a puncture only one type has to be kept in stock compared to the MT where the front and rear wheels are different sizes. With all the 4 main wheels been interchangeable this allows different tire options to be put on all 4 corners of the machine, compared to other machines on the market where different wheels cannot be fitted on the rear due to different fixing methods. When changing the tires this can be done with ease in less than 3 minutes by moving the friction wheel levers into the service position, and changing the tire followed reapplying the pressure. In comparison to other machines where all 3 tires all the tires have to be deflated before a tire can be changed.
The BMD300 offers a full 12 month warranty while the MT only offers a 90 day warranty when used in the commercial sector or 12 months for consumers
On the BMD300 a remote tank is a standard this is situated under the engine cowl and can filled with ease from the top console of the machine. The capacity of the remote fuel tank is 2.5litres (0.66 US gal) compared to the GCV engine with a capacity of 1.1litres (0.29 US gal) and the GXV capacity of 2.0litres (0.52 US gal). The BMD300 also includes 2 fuel filters 1 of which is in the fuel tank and the second being an in-line filter ensuring no contamination will enter the carburetor.
The BMD300 also includes a lifting eye which is situated between the skip and handles at the point of the centre of gravity (COG) of the machine. The dumper also includes strapping points for when moving the machine on the back of vehicles.
The BMD300 has 90litre (23.77 US Gal) water level capacity and a 134litre (35.39 US Gal) heaped capacity with a 300kg (661lbs) skip capacity. Other similar machines on the market have water levels of 80litres (21.13 US Gal) and heaped capacity of 169litre (44.88 US Gal) and a maximum skip weight of 250Kg. To compensate for the extra weight extra bearings are added this can be seen in point 7.
With the machine going over rough ground extra bearings are added at (Position A) this is to ensure maximum support for the axle.
With the dumper exposed to all conditions protection for all key components is essential, and are all included as standard on the machines these include transmission support plate this ensures that no damage can occur to the aluminium housing of the transmission this can be seen in the figure 2 below while other machines on the market have no protection at all.
Additionally a belly plate is put on the under side of the machine, this ensures all the key components on the underside of the dumper are protected from dirt this can be seen in figure 3 below. If the maintenance is required it is easily accessible by removing 6 x M8 screws
Speeds: The BMD300 gives 4 forward gear and 1 reverse these offer speeds of between 99.8 meters/min (3.7mph, 5.98kph) in the forward gears and a maximum speed 43.3 meters/min (1.6mph, 2.5kph). The throttle also gives a greater variable speed for reducing and increasing the speed of the dumper over different terrain.
The size of the mini dumper is also very critical point with it being 1588mm (62.5 inches) this will fit into most vans across the width allowing space for other tools, and under 720mm (28.34 inches) wide and will fit through the most standard doorways.
One of the biggest features of the mini dumper is the strength of the chassis which has been deigned and tested to last in the Rental sector, as with all other components on the dumper. Features of the chassis include a 2.5mm thick steel with strengthening plates in the key areas where high stresses occur. By comparison see figure 4 below where it shows failures of a competitor’s machine at low hours.