Doosan dealer Promac Solutions has bagged a £2m order from Lynch Plant Hire.
A major part of order comprises the new Doosan DX300LC-3, DX340LC-3 and DX380LC-3 Stage IIIB compliant large crawler excavators from 30- to 38-tonne, as well as smaller crawler and wheeled excavators including the new DX140LC-3 and DX160LC-3 Stage IIIB compliant crawler excavators recently launched by Doosan in the UK.
Merrill Lynch, operations director at Lynch, said: “Our company mission is ‘Meeting Hire Demands’ and with this latest order from Doosan, we are focusing on new requirements laid down by our customers for Stage IIIB machines for projects such as Crossrail and the legacy works after the 2012 Olympics, which will form the bulk of over £12m of purchases in the next 12 months to meet this need.
Nutter hangs over Southampton docks.
Not "diggers".. But still got my heart beating. This is a guy called James Kingston who describes himself as an adrenalin junkie, constantly looking for adventure. I call him a nutter, always assuming that this is genuine and there is no photo trickery involved.
He posted this video of his climb to the top of a 315ft (96m) tower crane on a construction site in Southampton's Ocean Village, where he then hangs... with just one hand. I suggest tower crane owners will now need to take greater security measures.
The UK Environment Agency has hired two new Doosan DX340LC-3 crawler excavators to demolish and remove steel box piles, rails and wood that made up old groynes on the beach at Aldeburgh in Suffolk.
On hire from Lynch, these are month the first DX340LC-3 excavators in the country. Lynch operations director Merrill Lynch says: “Stage IIIB machines are now being specified on many of the projects we are supplying such as Crossrail and the legacy works after the 2012 Olympics."
The Environment Agency team carried out the removal work on the old groynes on a 600m section of the beach at Aldeburgh, from the Martello Tower to the end of Slaughden Road. They removed approximately 20 steel piles and associated debris from the beach. The work involved digging around the redundant piles and pulling them out of the ground and then back-filling with the excavated beach material.
A fleet of eight 20-tonne JS200 crawler excavators has been bought by a construction company and put to work one of the biggest ever highway projects in the Caribbean.
Construction company Construtura OAS has purchased the machines and pressed them into service on the US$7.5 billion Solomon Hochoy highway extension project in Trinidad and Tobago. They have been bought from JCB’s distributor in Trinidad & Tobago, FT Farfan.
The customer, a division of the OAS Group, has a fleet of more than 150 JCB machines in its domestic market of Brazil, and the level of service and back-up provided by JCB and its dealer network has played an important role in this latest purchase.
A Kramer 880 wheeled loader has been put to work at Nordic Recycling’s facility on Tilbury Docks in Essex to handle dry recyclables in areas where space is at a premium.
Delivered by Exeter based Denbow International on a four year contract, the Kramer loader is now part of a five machine fleet at Tilbury supplied and operated by Denbow. The fleet is currently working two shifts from 6 am to 11 pm, 5 days per week and handling a total of some 1000 tonne of waste every week.
Nordic Recycling is one of the UK’s largest independent waste management companies and is owned by Forth Ports, a major UK port operator. This ownership provides Nordic with a unique set of capabilities in relation to the collection, recycling, treatment and export of bulk materials.