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Doosan fleet digs stormwater tank

7 Oct 11 A fleet of five Doosan crawler excavators are being used on a flood relief contract in the village of Delph near Oldham in Lancashire.

Supplied by Total Plant Hire from Trafford Park in Manchester, the excavators have worked on the construction of an underground stormwater storage tank, 25m across and 22m deep.  The stormwater tank will help to prevent sewers overflowing during heavy rainfall. Completion Is set for spring 2012.

The new tank is part of the £5.3m sewer upgrade project being carried out by Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions working with the Network Construction Alliance for United Utilities. The project forms part of United Utilities’ £3.6bn infrastructure upgrade programme, 2010 to 2015.

The biggest of the excavators on the job is a 34-tonne DX340LC model.

Total Plant Hire has more than 80 Doosan excavators in its fleet, all bought from regional dealer from Plant Link. Owner Thomas Halligan said: “I have been running Doosan excavators from Plant Link for the last four years.  The first order we placed was for six DX300 models.  Right from the start, all the drivers really liked the feel and performance of the Doosan machines and all the machines have required little or no additional maintenance resulting in a minimal spare parts budget.”       

Total Plant Hire started with crawler excavators and added wheeled models in 2008 as the company diversified into the utility market. The fleet was further expanded 12 months ago with the addition of the first Doosan mini-excavators. 

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