First Doosan wheel loader for DCV Engineering
New DL300-5 joins extensive rental fleet along with several new Doosan crawler excavators
PLANT hire business DCV Engineering Ltd, based in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, have added their first Doosan wheel loader their extensive rental fleet.
The company’s new DL300-5, which is currently on hire to a local recycling and recovery business in Wellingborough, has been added to more than 500 existing items of equipment for hire, along with a number of new Doosan crawler excavators, including 14-tonne DX140LC-5 and DX140LCR-5 and 25-tonne DX225LC-5 models.
David Venn, joint managing director of DCV Engineering, commented: ‘We began purchasing Doosan equipment in 2014. Our first Doosan machine was a DX225LC-3 crawler excavator. With the excellent quality, reliability, performance and residual prices offered by Doosan equipment, it is not surprising that we have continued to purchase Doosan excavators and now Doosan wheel loaders.’
Centrally based with very close connections via the M1, M6, A45 and A14, DCV Engineering provide a nationwide service. As well as self-drive and operated plant hire, the company has branched into road sweeping and access equipment, and has a large telehandler fleet.
DCV Engineering also have specialized knowledge and experience of the recycling industry, with a wide variety of mobile waste recycling equipment for hire, including crushers, screeners and trommels.
With its bucket capacity of 3.0 cubic metres, the company’s new DL300-5 wheel loader is intended to meet a wide range of material-handling needs, from loading and transporting granular material, such as sand and gravel, to industrial, mining and quarrying applications.
The machine is powered by a Doosan DL08 six-cylinder diesel engine, which delivers 202kW (271hp) of power at 1,800 rev/min.
With operator comfort and convenience at the centre of its design, the cab on the DL300-5 offers generous headroom, a fully adjustable heated Grammer air-suspension seat, and a steering column that provides more clearance for the operator’s legs and knees. The steering wheel can also be tilted and moved telescopically to match the operator’s preferred position.
Meeting ROPS/FOPS regulations, the cab also offers a wide emergency exit (located on the right-hand side) to provide fast and easy evacuation in critical situations.
The 5.7in full-colour LCD panel in the cab is suitable for both day and night work. The user-friendly monitor has two customizable screen displays to suit the operator’s preference, giving a full readout of machine settings and maintenance data.
In addition, a rear-view camera greatly enhances visibility and safety, with the screen in the cab showing what the camera sees as well as several lines to help judge distances.