Doosan closes its biggest UK truck deal
Northampton-based Lyndon Thomas Ltd has taken delivery of eight new Doosan DA30-5 articulated dump trucks (ADTs), which is the biggest single order for Doosan trucks in the UK.
Established in 2010, Lyndon Thomas offers a range of services including earthmoving, contract crushing & screening, plant hire, demolition and distribution of aggregate. The new Doosan trucks were bought along with a new Doosan 30-tonne DX300LC-5 crawler excavator from Doosan dealer Murley Construction.
Company owner Lyndon Thomas said: “The climb rate of the Doosan demo machine was far superior to that of the ADTs from Volvo and that was with a tailgate which was not on the other machines. More than a dozen of our operators worked the Doosan ADT very hard over the 4-5 weeks we had the machine and they were all impressed with the traction, power and general performance available.”
He added: “Reliability was also very good as our operators tried to push the machine to its limits – I think this is a facet of the rugged simplicity of the Doosan ADT design which means less can go wrong. The same can be said of the new Doosan DX300LC-5 excavator which we have bought and which has also performed excellently.”
The Doosan DA30-5 is powered by the Scania DC9 276 kW (370 HP) diesel engine, meeting the Stage IV European emission regulations through the use of both selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) technologies, with an electronic engine brake system, one of four brake systems on the trucks. Doosan’s Stage IV ADTs do not need a diesel particle filter (DPF) to meet the emission regulations.
The new DX300LC-5 (below) is also powered by the Scania DC9 5-cylinder diesel engine, with an output of 202 kW of power at 1800 rpm, providing a 27% increase in engine power and a 30% boost in torque over the previous LC-3 model.
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This article was published on 22 Sep 2016 (last updated on 22 Sep 2016).