STORY AND EVOLUTION OF GEROTTO'S MINI EXCAVATORS
Gerotto Federico Srl started producing and using mini excavators in 2002. Its most popular and sought-after models are the Gatto and the Lombrico, that stand out for their versatility in many different uses.
They were first used in the Leonardo Project, the work that made them famous around the world. It concerned the cleaning and restoration works of the underground canals ("Rii Terà") in the historical centre of Venice, thet were obstructed by mud and debris. Using the mini excavators, it was possible to limit the nuisance and the pollution of a traditional worksite, also reducing the occupied space.
Since that moment it was clear that mini excavators were very convenient in terms of:
- reduction of manual labour
- reduction of working time
- possibility of working in confined spaces, no man entry
- minimal environmental impact
- preservation of architecture
LOMBRICO OF VENICE
The Lombrico of Venice mini excavator has a fully stainless steel structure, including the undercarriage, for an increased resistance to wear (chemical agent, rust) and a greater weight that ensures a stronger grip to the ground.
The Lombrico of Venice has completely been redesigned in a modular way, and now it is possible to install a wider range of tools:
- Bora nose for aspirating muddy materials;
- auger for crushing solid materials;
- frontal high pressure nozzles to remove oily substances and clean the suction hose;
- noses (45° and 90°) and buckets for different jobs.
GATTO OF VENICE
The Gatto of Venice mini excavator has a stainless steel structure too. It has been redesigned in a modular way: it can be now disassembled, inserted through a Ø600 mm manhole, and then reassembled inside the sewer to clean.
The new Gatto of Venice comes with the central hose as an option, depending on customer's needs. Moreover it is equipped with a rollbar for the operator's safety.