L Lynch Plant Hire, the UK’s biggest operated plant rental company, based at Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire, has expanded its extensive hire fleet with an order for over 150 crawler and wheeled excavators from Doosan Construction Equipment, including several newly launched ‘LC-5’ Stage IV compliant excavators from Doosan. The order was secured by Aldermaston-based Promac Solutions Ltd, the Authorised Doosan Dealer for South East England and follows on from another multi-million pound order for Doosan machines delivered by Promac in 2014.
Fast Response from Doosan
The Lynch order demonstrated the fast speed of response that Doosan Construction Equipment can offer customers. Doosan is one of only a few manufacturers to hold a significant stock of machines in the UK. So when Lynch placed an urgent request for a new Doosan DX420LC-3 crawler excavator for a customer site, the immediate availability from the Doosan stockholding ensured that from the order being placed to the delivery of the new machine to site took just five days.
Merrill Lynch, Director at L Lynch Plant Hire, said: “With our new headquarters now established at Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire and new depots recently opened in Warrington in Cheshire, Dartford in Kent and Bridgwater in Somerset, we are an expanding business that saw an impressive 20% year on year growth from 2009. The speed of response offered by Doosan is key to achieving our business goals of ‘Meeting Hire Demands’, ensuring that the level of service we offer is the highest possible in every aspect of our business.
“Our partnership with Promac and Doosan continues to evolve, from the investments being made in Lynch-dedicated staffing and service at Promac to the emergency parts, engineering and training support provided by Doosan. The latter has included full training on the Stage IV engines for our depot staff to prepare for the arrival of the new LC-5 machines from Doosan. We hope to offer even more fuel savings and operational benefits for our customers, which with the Doosan Stage IIIB machines included fuel savings of £50-100 per week.”
Lynch offers over 35 years of experience in the industry and runs the largest CPCS operator database in the country and has a depot structure and quality partner network that enables it to cover the majority of the UK. Lynch has purchased the new Doosan excavators as part of the company’s 24-hour operated plant rental service to meet the needs of virtually any project in sectors such as civil engineering, utilities, demolition and rail engineering, anywhere in England, Wales and Scotland.
The new order includes the first major tranche of Doosan Stage IV compliant 24 tonne DX235LCR-5 reduced radius crawler excavators in the UK, building on the outstanding comfort and controllability of the previous generation Stage IIIB machines with a host of new features that boost uptime and increase profitability.
Presented in a distinctive new machine styling scheme that is common to all new Doosan LC-5 machines, the performance of the DX235LCR-5 has been increased significantly compared to the previous model, including a 9% increase in engine power and a 5% increase in torque; an increase of around 13% in bucket force in both standard and boost modes; a 3% increase in arm force in both standard and boost modes and much higher lifting capacities, up by 9% over the front and nearly 16% over the side.
The DX235LCR-5 offers superior digging performance together with flexibility, convenience and low operating costs in a compact design with a minimum swing radius of 2310 mm. The DX235LCR-5 meets the growing demand for reduced radius machines for work near buildings and in confined areas. The trend towards reduced radius machines has been accelerated by the space premium on construction sites and, in particular, with road and rail construction, the requirement to keep adjacent lanes and track open while working alongside them.
Promac Solutions Ltd is the Authorised Dealer for the full range of Doosan products, covering the central Southern England region including London and the Home Counties, Kent, Essex, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Sussex, Middlesex, Hertfordshire and Hampshire. Promac is also the Authorised Bobcat Dealer for Hampshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
Promac operates from a new state-of-the-art depot and showroom near Aldermaston in Berkshire, with easy access from the M4 and M3 affording excellent coverage of the South East of England.