Edinburgh-based Daltons Demolitions Limited, one of Scotland’s leading demolition companies, has purchased a new full demolition specification Doosan DX300LC-3 30 tonne crawler excavator from Scotia Plant Ltd, the Authorised Doosan and Bobcat Dealer for the central belt of Scotland.
The new Stage IIIB compliant DX300LC-3 excavator 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. The new excavator package also included a new Geith quick hitch and a new Doosan heavy duty bucket.
Tony Mill-Irving, Contracts Manager at Daltons, who was responsible for specifying the new excavator, working closely with David Nicholson, Sales Manager at Scotia Plant, said: “We purchased the new DX300LC-3 excavator, based on the performance of the Doosan DX300LC model it has replaced. Like the Doosan DL300 wheel loader in our fleet, we have been very happy with the DX300LC machine which we ran for 4-5 years – the feedback from our operators was very good, scoring highly on comfort and power to weight ratio. Since its arrival the new Stage IIIB machine has more than met expectations.”
The first project for the new DX300LC-3 model was on a demolition contract at Dunfermline, which involved demolition of a steel frame building, which had previously seen life as a supermarket distribution centre and before that, as a whisky bottling plant. The existing buildings have been demolished by Daltons to make way for a new office and manufacturing facility for a leading oil industry company.
Daltons started the 12 week contract using the older DX300LC machine which was replaced two-thirds of the way through by the new DX300LC-3 excavator. The additional hydraulic circuits on the new DX300LC-3 excavator are perfect for use with shears, pulverisers, grabs and the other attachments Daltons uses in the demolition process.
Over 50 Years of Trading
Established in the 1950s, Daltons (www.daltondemo.co.uk) has been trading successfully for over 50 years, starting out in the scrap recycling business, where it is still a major player in the Scottish market, before forming Daltons Demolitions Limited in 1964. The company’s steady expansion has allowed depots to be opened in Leith, Airdrie and Linlithgow in addition to the headquarters at Gogarbank Iron & Steel Works on Station Road in Edinburgh.
The extensive expertise available from Daltons ensures that the company can demolish and clear buildings whilst ensuring that projects are always fully compliant with the latest demolition industry regulations. The company undertakes all sizes of jobs, from demolition and dismantling of multi-storey buildings to soft strip work.
Daltons has worked with some of Scotland’s largest public and private organisations over the years. The company has been involved in a number of large scale demolition projects on behalf of local authorities, heavy industrial, chemical and energy companies. Daltons has been able use its experience and knowledge to deliver some complex and technical projects for clients and maintain the key objectives of safety, quality and programme for the clients.
Like all other excavators in the Doosan range, the new DX300LC-3 model is a dependable, high performance machine. It is powered by the Doosan DL08K 159 kW ‘common rail’ 6-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine meeting Stage IIIB emission regulations through the use of EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation). Launched over two years ago to meet the new emissions levels, the DX300LC-3 excavator has proved to be an extremely reliable power unit with exceptionally low fuel consumption.
Workload/hour outputs have increased by an average of 6% across the different power modes in the DX300LC-3. A new travel device has increased the maximum travel speed to 5.3 km/h, while the drawbar pull is increased by 4% to 29,800 kg and lifting capacities have been increased by 6%.
New hydraulic pumps and valves increase both hydraulic flow by up to 11% and pressure (350-370 bar) to boost front, travel and power functions as well as increase lifting capabilities and reduce cycle times. Overall, the new hydraulic system improves the productivity of the machine through highly responsive controls.
The DX300LC-3 model is part of the comprehensive Doosan Heavy range available from Scotia Plant Ltd (www.scotiaplant.com) that includes Doosan crawler and wheeled excavators, wheel loaders and articulated dump trucks, backed by over 30 years of experience in the construction equipment market. Scotia Plant is also responsible for the full range of Bobcat equipment including compact loaders, compact excavators and telehandlers.
To support both Doosan and Bobcat products, Scotia Plant offers a large selection of genuine accessories and parts. The company carries most essential spare parts and provides a back-up service with rapid delivery for other items.
Customers also benefit from the company’s on-site service network, covering everything from emergency repairs to routine maintenance. The company’s trained engineers have years of experience of repairs and servicing of heavy plant and machinery and the company’s service vans are fully equipped with workshop tools and parts for on-the-spot service work.