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First Doosan excavator for Mead Construction

Doosan DX300LC-7 excavator

Cambridgeshire-based business purchases new DX300LC-7 for use at new chalk quarry

MEAD Construction, based in Swaffham Prior, in Cambridgeshire, have purchased the company’s first Doosan crawler excavator – a new 30-tonne DX300LC-7 Stage V model – from Pioneer Plant Ltd, the local authorized Doosan dealer.

Having initially been founded as a housing company, Mead Construction are a family-owned business who have evolved into fully-fledged construction, haulage, plant hire and building materials specialists covering Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Hertfordshire. This diversity is one of the many strengths of Mead Construction and the new DX300LC-7 excavator is working at the company’s latest investment in a new chalk quarry near Great Wilbraham, where the company is looking to produce agricultural lime for local farmers.

Phil Mead, plant hire director, said: ‘We have reserves of up to a million tonnes of chalk at Great Wilbraham and the new Doosan DX300LC-7 will play a key part in developing this resource. This is the first Doosan excavator we have purchased – the Doosan brand was recommended by several local companies we know, such as G Webb Haulage, and our staff in the quarry have been impressed with the new DX300LC-7.

The latest-generation Doosan DX300LC-7 Stage V excavator builds on the very successful design of the previous Stage IV machine. It introduces major enhancements in operator comfort, machine controllability, productivity, uptime and return on investment, with a strong focus on low fuel consumption, increased power, robustness and versatility.

Already excelling in spaciousness and ergonomics, the new cab in the DX300LC-7 model is said to take operator comfort and ease of operation to new levels. As well as a new high-quality seat, the enhanced cab offers more features as standard than other machines on the market, ensuring super controllability and high precision in all applications. As standard, 360° cameras provide full visibility around the excavator and allow the operator to see a top-down view of the area outside the machine.

To meet Stage V engine emission regulations, the new DX300LC-7 excavator is powered by the latest generation Doosan DL08 diesel engine, which provides 202kW of power at 1,800 rev/min. The engine offers a new solution to exceed Stage V regulations, without exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), by boosting the quantity of air available during combustion, increasing the temperature of the process, and greatly reducing the amount of particulates produced.

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