Construction equipment-supplying and EHS-exhibiting supremos, CLM, are coming to the Big Show with a brand new tracked minidumper - the Taurus 700.

There's always room at the event for another little 'un, although the Taurus 700 punches well for its weight. Manufactured by IMER, the new machine comes in four variants - CLM will be showcasing the Honda GX270 petrol engine-powered 700 CB-88, which comes with a mounted 0.33m3 skip and a self-loading shovel.  We suppose that demand will dictate whether other versions become available in the UK.

The machine CLM is bringing along is a bit of a performer, wtih an unladen weight of 560kg, capably hefting 700kg as fast as 2.3km/h and able to climb slopes up to 20% fully loaded.

The Honda engine generates 6.3kW at 3600 rpm, and there's a 12V/60Ah battery on board. Hydraulic PTO is 14l/min and the engine and controls are both dampened to reduce noise and transmitted vibrations. The new machine has a foldable platform and is just 1824mm long (shovel up), but the Taurus 700's party trick is its extendable undercarriage, ranging from 760mm - i.e. just narrow enough to pass through a standard doorway - widening to 1060mm for additional stability. For our money, it's a fine looking bit of machinery too!

Meet the CLM team and see the new Taurus 700 on Stand D40 at the the Executive Hire Show - which takes place February 14/15 at the CBS Arena, Coventry CV6 6GE.