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This machine was built in France and its designer came up with the novel idea of a hydraulically driven single wheel attached to the digging arm as a means of getting about on site.
The Faucheux is a fairly strong looking machine and it weighed 680kg putting it at the heavyweight end of the towable digger spectrum.
The K240 had a petrol engine and full 180 degree slew operated by two hydraulic cylinders which was a step forward from the usual 130 degrees offered by Powerfab, Fleming and many other competitors.
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