Record turnout at Doosan Quarry Days 2018
Around 380 customers and dealers from Europe attend live equipment demonstration event
THIS year’s Doosan Quarry Days event at Belice Quarry, near Prague, in the Czech Republic, saw a record attendance of around 380 end-users and dealers from all around Europe.
Product highlights of the three-day event included: the new top-of-the-range DL580-5 wheel loader, an updated version of the company’s DA30 articulated dump truck (ADT); and the new DL420CVT-5 and DL280-5 wheel loaders.
These models were appearing for the first time at Quarry Days 2018, which provides customers with a unique platform to try out the latest Doosan excavators, wheel loaders and ADTs in a live working environment within a quarry.
As in previous years, customers expressed very high satisfaction with the event, particularly the opportunity to operate the full range of Doosan machines themselves and to have the assistance and advice provided by the many Doosan product experts in attendance.
With more than 25 machines available to try out, the event was created in response to dealer and customer feedback asking for access to hands-on testing of the latest products in a true working environment.
Unlike many manufacturers where customers can only view ‘staged’ demonstrations of machines, Doosan say they have listened to customer requests with their Quarry Days programme. The event is designed to provide the best-possible experience, backed by support, expertise and consultation provided by Doosan demonstrators, trainers and product managers.
Attending Quarry Days this year was Euan Stewart of M N Stewart Ltd, based in Aberdeenshire and a customer of Balgownie, the Doosan dealer for the north of Scotland
He commented: ‘It was nice to get a shot of everything in the quarry to see how they worked and performed. It was also nice to meet new people in the same line of work as myself.’
Another visitor from the UK was James Bird of Murley Construction, the Doosan dealer for the Midlands region. He added: ‘Quarry Days is a great tool that we can use both with existing customers to build on the relationship with the Doosan brand and for prospective customers who have never tried a Doosan product before.
‘They can see everything in the Doosan range from the mini-excavators right up to the biggest machines we had working at the rock faces at Belice Quarry.’