New Doosan excavator for Dalton Demolitions
Scottish demolition contractor purchases 30-tonne bespoke DX300LC-3 crawler excavator from Scotia Plant
EDINBURGH-based Daltons Demolitions Ltd, one of Scotland's leading demolition companies, have purchased a new full demolition specification Doosan DX300LC-3 30-tonne crawler excavator from Scotia Plant Ltd, the authorized Doosan and Bobcat dealers for the central belt of Scotland.
The new Stage IIIB-compliant DX300LC-3 model – which replaces a DX300LC machine in the company’s fleet – has been supplied with a host of safety and demolition features, including a cab guard, heavy duty undercarriage, underguarding, side protection, additional hydraulic circuits, safety handrails, vandal guards and a warning beacon. A new Geith quick hitch and Doosan heavy-duty bucket has been provided on the machine.
The first project for the new DX300LC-3 model was on a demolition contract in Dunfermline, which involved demolishing a steel frame building to make way for a new office and manufacturing facility for a leading oil company.
Daltons started the 12-week contract using the older DX300LC machine which was replaced two-thirds of the way by the new DX300LC-3 excavator. According to Daltons, the additional hydraulic circuits on the excavator are perfect for use with shears, pulverizers, grabs and the other attachments that the contractor uses in the demolition process.
As with all excavators in the Doosan range, the DX300LC-3 model is a dependable, high-performance machine. It is powered by a Doosan DL08K 159kW common rail six-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine meeting Stage IIIB emission regulations through the use of exhaust gas recirculation.
Workload/hour outputs have increased by an average of 6% across the different power modes on the excavator. A new travel device has increased the maximum travel speed to 5.3km/h, while the drawbar pull has increased by 4% to 29,800kg and lifting capacities have risen by 6%.
New hydraulic pumps and valves on the machine are said to increase both hydraulic flow by up to 11% and pressure (350-370 bar) to boost front, travel and power functions, as well as extending lifting capabilities and reducing cycle times. The new hydraulic system improves the productivity of the machine through highly responsive controls.