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New Doosan equipment for McCarthy Marland

Doosan DL250-5 wheel loader

Bristol-based recycling firm purchases two DX140LCR-5 crawler excavators and a DL250-5 wheel loader

WASTE-management company McCarthy Marland Ltd have purchased two new Doosan DX140LCR-5 reduced tail-swing crawler excavators and a DL250-5 wheel loader for use at the company’s materials recycling facility (MRF) in the St Philips area of Bristol. 

Formed in 2001, recycling has grown to become an essential part of McCarthy Marland’s daily operations – the firm recycles around 95% of waste materials that come into the St Philips MRF, using state-of-the-art waste segregation technology to recover as much recyclable material as possible for reprocessing and reuse. 


In recent years, the company has grown rapidly having taken on extra personnel and increasing its fleet of lorries, skips and earthmoving machinery to satisfy demand.

Kevin McDonagh, operations manager for McCarthy Marland, said: ‘We have been purchasing Doosan machines for more than 10 years now and they have always performed well in our busy sorting and loading operations in Bristol.

‘As part of the deal, Mark Payne, sales director at Kellands [local dealers], was able to arrange a very good package, including three-year warranty and a three-year service contract, giving us complete peace of mind. Using his knowledge of the industry, Mark has also ensured the machines have been set up with the correct specifications for our applications.’ 

As with all Doosan’s Stage IV-compliant models, the DX140LCR-5 excavator offers increased performance, durability and fuel efficiency, with a focus on more power, robustness and versatility. 

The machine is powered by a Perkins 1204F engine, which combines reduced fuel consumption with the power and torque of larger engines with a smaller displacement. The engine provides a gross power output of 85.9kW (115.3hp) at 2,000 rev/min.

Fuel consumption has been reduced by as much as 10%, compared to the previous generation machine. As well as the Stage IV engine, new systems and functions have been incorporated to achieve this level of fuel economy. 

For example, the current fuel consumption can be read directly on the LCD panel and the engine can be shut off automatically after a pre-set time when the machine is idle. Doosan have also developed a new system – Smart Power Control (SPC) – that optimizes the balance between the pumps’ output and the diesel engine.

Powered by a Doosan DL06 engine providing 128kW (172hp) at 2,100 rev/min, the DL250-5 wheel loader, with a bucket capacity of 2.5 cubic metres, is intended to meet a wide range of material-handling and loading applications.

As well as offering more standard features than other machines of its size on the market, there is also a wider range of options for the DL250-5 including: ride control; a double suspension (horizontal and vertical) heated seat; a third spool auxiliary line; a reversing fan; and a limited slip differential system.

In addition, the machine meets Stage IV emission regulations without the need for a diesel particulate filter and incorporates an electronic high-pressure common-rail fuel delivery system, as well as a turbocharger with a Wastegate valve, to boost power and fuel efficiency. 


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