Hitachi Construction Machinery - North America
New ZX350LC-5 working on test track project
July 10, 2015


Triple T Excavating, headquartered in Nanaimo, British Columbia, has added a new ZX350LC-5 to its fleet. The company, owned by brothers Rick and Curt Tomlinson, covers a spectrum of services including excavation, civil work, acreage development and septic systems.

This ZX350LC-5 is busy helping shape 155 acres of twists and turns on Vancouver Island – the future home of an exclusive high-end membership and company-rental test track for auto enthusiasts. The test track, named Vancouver Island Motorsport Resort, is the vision of GAIN, Vancouver Island’s Premier Dealer Group, which represents performance brands including AMG, Alfa Romeo, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Smart, Sprinter, Subaru and Volkswagen.

Triple T Excavating will be moving about 300,000 tons of dirt to bring the test track to life – removing overburden and completing the final cuts and fills to bring the track bed to final levels. Then the company will backfill with layers of gravel to allow for the asphalt paving. Total volumes of dirt removal and gravel backfill will exceed 750,000 tons.

Triple T Excavating is working on the site with Chris Erb from SupErb Construction. The site is estimated to be completed in spring 2016. The ZX350LC-5 joins three Hitachi excavators already working on the site – two ZX250LC-5 excavators and one ZX225LC-3.

Triple T Excavating is serviced by Wajax Equipment, Nanaimo, British Columbia.