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Doosan DL550-3 for Camden Plant

Doosan DL550-3 wheel loader

North London-based recycled aggregate supplier purchases UK’s first flagship Doosan wheel loader

CAMDEN Plant Ltd, based in Chingford, north-east London, have purchased the UK’s first top-of-the-range Doosan DL550-3 Stage IIIB-compliant wheel loader from Berkshire-based Promac Solutions Ltd, the authorized Doosan dealer for south-east England.

The new DL550-3 has replaced a previous-generation Doosan DL500 model and joins Doosan DX380LC and DX225LC crawler excavators, which were all purchased from Promac in 2010.


Serving clients primarily across north London, Hertfordshire and Essex, Camden Plant’s principal activities involve the recycling of construction and demolition waste and the supply of recycled Type 1, 6F1 and 6F2 aggregates, pipe bedding, road planings, gabion fill etc. The company also supplies primary aggregates such as sand, ballast and MOT Type 1.

Commenting on the arrival of the new DL550-3 wheel loader, general manager Alan McNamara said: ‘It is essential in our business that we have the best tools for the job to ensure we maintain consistency and quality in everything we do.

‘We ensure we have state-of-the-art equipment at all times and make sure we look after it well. As a result, all of the plant and machinery we employ in our recycling processes are less than three years old and are regularly serviced in accordance with manufacturers' guidelines.’

Designed to optimize fuel efficiency, the new flagship DL550-3 model is powered by the 13-litre Scania DC13 SCR 6-cylinder diesel engine, which delivers ‘best in class’ power and engine torque, with a maximum power output of 283kW at 1,800 rev/min.

The high engine power output is combined with a new ZF transmission and several other features that, as well as minimizing fuel consumption, are said to provide exceptional performance, ease of handling, serviceability, durability and significantly enhanced operator comfort.

New kinematics and a larger cylinder on the lift arm have allowed the main pressure in the front hydraulic system to be increased by up to 70 bar, with a corresponding increase in breakout and lifting forces of up to 5%. The lift arm has also been strengthened with 10% thicker metal in the arm and the tilt lever.

‘The increased loading capabilities of the DL550-3 have proved very advantageous, allowing us to load lorries in just two passes rather than the three that are necessary with the smaller loaders conventionally used for this application,’ added Alan McNamara.

‘This has greatly increased the turnaround on lorries, which is a key feature for our business especially when we may have 40 or so vehicles queuing to be loaded.’


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