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Levenseat enter next phase with Doosan

Doosan DX380LC-3 crawler excavator

Waste and recycling business purchases first DX380LC-3 Stage IIIB excavator in the UK

LANARKSHIRE-based waste-management and materials recycling business Levenseat Ltd have purchased the first new Doosan DX380LC-3 Stage IIIB-compliant crawler excavator in the UK waste and recycling industry.

The 39-tonne excavator was supplied, together with a new Doosan DL200 wheel loader, by Coatbridge-based Scotia Plant Ltd, the authorized Doosan and Bobcat dealers for the central belt of Scotland.


The Levenseat waste-management site comprises a fully engineered 2 million cubic metre landfill and a 5-hectare materials recycling facility.

Angus Hamilton, development director at Levenseat Ltd, said: ‘The new Doosan DX380LC-3 model has replaced a previous generation Doosan DX340LC excavator we purchased four years ago.

‘We have moved to a bigger machine with the DX380LC-3 excavator, offering a 40-tonne-plus-class undercarriage for optimum stability, a 15% increase in drawbar pull and a 15% increase in front lifting capacity over the previous DX380LC model, to give us extra performance, strength and durability to cover all the applications at Levenseat.’

The DX380LC-3 is powered by the Doosan DL08K ‘common-rail’ six-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine which meets Stage IIIB engine emission regulations through the use of EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) and diesel particulate filter (DPF) after-treatment technologies.

Combined with an 8% increase in torque, the Doosan DL08K engine delivers 5% more power (213kW/286hp) at 1,800 rev/min (a 6% reduction in rev/min compared with the previous model).

The Doosan DX380LC-3 excavator also features new D-ECOPOWER technology, providing operators with increased productivity and fuel efficiency, as well as smoother controls.

D-ECOPOWER technology utilizes an electronic pressure-controlled pump within a closed-centre hydraulic system to deliver up to 26% more productivity and up to 12% less fuel consumption, depending on the mode selected.

Angus Hamilton added: ‘The new machine is currently working on preparing the next cell in our landfill operation, but we envisage that the DX380LC-3 excavator will feature heavily in the future development of our recycling operations.

‘The new Doosan DL200 wheel loader is working on our wash plant and is ideally sized for this application, in which we produce clean, graded aggregate for sale from externally supplied gully wastes, street sweepings and construction and demolition waste.’  


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