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E A Grey purchase first Doosan excavators

Doosan DX140LC excavator

E A Grey Civil Engineering Solutions Ltd, based at St Austell in Cornwall, have purchased the company’s first two Doosan crawler excavators from Kellands (Plant Sales) Ltd, based at Bridgwater in Somerset, the authorized dealers for the Doosan Heavy range in the whole of South West England.

The new Doosan DX140LC and DX225LC excavators are the first medium-sized excavators to be purchased by E A Grey, who own a number of smaller excavators and previously hired in bigger machines of this type.   

Tom Grey, company owner and managing director of E A Grey, said: ‘As part of thorough research into what was available on the market, I heard very good reports from both owners and operators of Doosan excavators in fellow companies in the South West, who spoke about the high performance of the machines, especially the fuel efficiency, high breakout forces, comfort and reliability, supported by the excellent back-up provided by Kellands as the local dealer for the area.  

 

‘I also know Derek Phillips very well and he is now the Doosan sales representative for Devon and Cornwall.  Before we purchased the new Doosan excavators, we visited the Kellands headquarters at Bridgwater with Derek, where we were able to try out the machines and experience the service offered by Kellands for ourselves. The performance of the new excavators since they have arrived has more than exceeded all the high expectations we had when we made the purchases.’

The Doosan DX140LC and DX225LC crawler excavators are suitable for a wide range of excavation and general construction applications. The six-cylinder Doosan engine and e-EPOS operating system provide optimum productivity, controllability and fuel economy. Weight balance is optimized to achieve higher lifting capacities and breakout forces, while the class-leading ROPS cab offers unbeatable comfort and excellent all-round visibility.

Powered by the Doosan DL06 diesel engine providing 71kW (95hp) at a maximum governed speed of 1,850 rev/min, the DX140LC model has a maximum digging depth of 5,645mm, a dump height of 8,675mm and a maximum digging reach of 8,300mm. Bucket breakout force is 109kN and the arm breakout force is 64kN. The DX225LC excavator is also driven by the DL06 diesel engine providing 110kW (148hp) of power at 1,900 rev/min. The bucket breakout force is 149kN while the arm breakout force is 105kN. Maximum digging reach is 9,730mm at ground level and maximum digging depth is 6,620mm. The dump height is 6,990mm. 

The new Doosan DX140LC and DX225LC excavators are both working on the Carland Cross Wind Farm project near Newquay in Cornwall, where E A Grey are working on behalf of Balfour Beatty for ScottishPower Renewables as client.  

Carland Cross was one of the first windfarms installed in the UK and it has been operating successfully since its completion in 1992. The wind farm is now approaching the end of its operational lifespan and in January 2010, ScottishPower Renewables were granted permission to repower the site, resulting in the replacement of the existing 15 wind turbines with ten new ones that will increase the generating capacity of the wind farm to 20MW.

 

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