The Young Group is a family-owned business spanning the full spectrum of property investment, development, construction, management, and leasing. The company was founded in 2008 by Trent and Nakiya Young who have built the company on family values, integrity, and trust to provide a positive contribution to communities and build spaces for businesses and people to flourish. They are leading the way in Tasmania as locals and work closely with all stakeholders to provide quality and value in this space.
‘Driven by a strong local knowledge and extensive industry expertise, our team is committed to shaping places that fuel economic and social success. Working across commercial, retail, industrial and residential sectors, we are focused on delivering innovation and sustainability to achieve a better future for our communities.’ The Young Group
With this mindset The Young Group were open to exploring the Hidromek range of equipment, even though they were unfamiliar with the brand, ‘aside from seeing them beside the highway’ as mentioned by Sean Devine their Operator. They are currently working on a 60M$ warehouse development on 6.5 hectares over 5 years in Hobart's Northern Suburbs. The site will include local breweries with tastings, shops, community centre, cafes and a factory which is adjacent to affordable homes, with stage one starting soon.
Over time, The Young Group have owned a ‘mix of different brands of equipment including Hitachi, Komatsu, Kubota excavators, bobcats, skid steers and a Dynapac roller’ as explained Tim Holloway, Head of Construction. They were looking to expand the fleet to complete some of these new projects and were approached by Onetrak to consider Hidromek machinery that suited the needs for their operations.
This was the start of the partnership with Onetrak and the Hidromek Brand, back in Oct/Nov 2022. They have added to their fleet with the Hidromek HMK310LC excavator and the HMK110CS roller which are currently being used for their ‘subdivisions, quarry on the farm and the roads that lead to the quarry’ Tim explains.
The have found the Hidromek equipment to be ‘powerful and fuel efficient, with different settings for your power modes and it is on par with other brands, even a bit better.’
‘The driving experience is really good, I’d rate it above a 10 out of 10. Both machines, the HMK310LC and HMK110CS are comfortable, spacious and smoother in the cab, with the HMK310LC excavator being especially comfortable.’
‘Some of the stand outs for us are the touchscreen, the Topcon GPS, the Doherty quick-hitch and the cold box for your drink or lunch is cool.’
‘It didn’t take long to get used to the controls as they are standard. The roller is easy to operate, and it is simple to show someone how to operate it. We were impressed with the safety features which include the lock-on controller and having to be in neutral before you start.’ adds Sean.
‘The visibility from the cab is good due to the cabs design and wide cab angles, and you can also take the padfoot off the roller providing a multi-option, which was one of the reasons for buying it.’
‘Onetrak’s support and service has been great, with Onetrak’s attention to detail, and relatively quick response time being a highlight. We deal with the service team at the Bridgewater Branch. They have been very responsive and great to deal with’ Sean adds.
Sean concludes ‘We get questions all the time about the equipment, with curious people including truck drivers wanting to know what the Hidromek’s are like. We are more than happy to recommend Hidromek and Onetrak to anyone asking as we are pleased with the performance and comfort of the machines.’