As part of the launch process, HPE Africa placed an R200LC-9S demonstration unit on site with one of the largest fleet owners of water and earth moving equipment in South Africa. Over a 14 day period, the machine built gravel stockpiles and loaded this material into tipper trucks. The operator commented that he was impressed by the machine’s speed and smooth operation. Fuel consumption was carefully monitored by HPE Africa’s technical staff and verified by the client. At the end of the 14 day period the R200LC-9S achieved an average fuel consumption significantly below the expected nine litres an hour.