“We have been purchasing Doosan machines for over 10 years now and they have always performed well in our busy sorting and loading operations in Bristol,” declares Kevin McDonagh, Operations Manager at McCarthy Marland.
So impressed, in fact, has the South West recycling and waste management firm been with the equipment that the company has purchased two new DX140LCR-5 Stage IV 15 tonne reduced tail swing crawler excavators and a new DL250-5 Stage IV wheel loader.
Already hard at work at the company’s Material Recycling Facility (MRF) in the St Philips area of Bristol, the machines were purchased from local Authorised Doosan and Bobcat dealer, Kellands (Plant Sales) of Bridgwater in Somerset.
Formed in 2001, McCarthy Marland has seen significant growth in recent years, taking on extra personnel and increasing its fleet of lorries and skips to satisfy demand. The company was created to fill a gap in the local market for removal of both domestic and commercial waste and now collects hundreds of skips of different sizes every day.
At the St Philips facility, McCarthy Marland accepts nearly all waste types for recycling and any size of delivery vehicle, from car and trailer up to articulated lorries. Well-honed tipping procedures ensure that waste disposal customers benefit from quick turnaround times with minimal fuss.
Recycling is an essential part of the business at McCarthy Marland. The company recycles around 95 per cent of waste materials that come into St Philips using state-of-the-art waste segregation technology, which enables it to recover as much recyclable material as possible so that it can go on to be reprocessed and reused. This includes a significant amount of material sent on to waste to energy companies in Newport and Cardiff in Wales.
“We provide our customers with skips or roll-on roll-off containers to be filled with waste materials,” continues Kevin. “With our guidance and blessing, more and more of our customers are choosing to separate the waste themselves on site, which makes it easier to handle the recyclable materials when they come to us, so we can recover materials such as wood, soil, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, plastics, cardboard, plasterboard and hardcore.”
Complementing the new Doosan machines meeting the very latest Stage IV emission regulations, the commitment to protecting the environment at McCarthy Marland continues in the company’s fleet of lorries, which are all low emission ‘Euro 6’ category vehicles and they come in a range of sizes allowing easy access into difficult-to-reach urban locations.
The small proportion of the waste that is not recyclable is sent to end-disposal sites, each one fully licensed by the UK’s Environment Agency and audited regularly by senior management at McCarthy Marland. All of the chosen disposal sites are in close proximity to the St Philips facility, minimising emissions from the company’s bulking vehicles.
Higher Power – Lower Fuel Consumption
Like all Doosan’s Stage IV compliant models, the DX140LCR-5 excavator offers increased performance, durability and fuel efficiency, with a focus on greater power, robustness and versatility.
It is powered by the Perkins 1204F engine, which combines reduced fuel consumption with the power and torque of larger engines with a smaller displacement. The engine provides a 6 per cent increase in power with an output of 85.9 kW (115.3 HP) at 2,000 rpm and a 3 per cent increase in torque. Swing torque has also been boosted by 28 per cent.
Trouble-free operation is guaranteed by meeting Stage IV emission regulations without the need for a diesel particulate filter (DPF), through the use of cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) after-treatment technologies.
Fuel consumption has been lowered by up to 10 per cent compared to the previous generation machine. As well as the Stage IV engine, new systems and functions have been incorporated to achieve this significant result.
For example, the current fuel consumption can be read directly on the LCD panel and the engine can be shut off automatically after a pre-set time when the machine is not being operated. In addition, to save fuel, Doosan has developed a special new system – called Smart Power Control (SPC) – to optimise the balance between the pumps’ output and the diesel engine.
The new operator’s cab in the DX140LCR-5 is one of the largest in the compact radius industry. Already excelling in spaciousness and ergonomics, the new cab has been further refined for outstanding operator comfort and ease of operation.
The new DL250-5 Stage IV compliant wheel loader offers as standard a number of advanced new features, which are available only as options on other machines on the market. With a bucket capacity of 2.5 m³, the DL250-5 wheel loader is intended to meet a wide range of material-handling and loading applications.
The Doosan DL250-5 wheel loader is powered by the company’s DL06 engine providing 128 kW (172 HP) of power at 2,100 RPM (SAE J1995 gross), again meeting Stage IV emission regulations without the need of a DPF and incorporating an electronic high-pressure common-rail (HPCR) fuel delivery system and a turbocharger with a Wastegate valve (WGT) installed to improve power and fuel efficiency.
As well as offering more standard features than other machines of its size on the market, there is an expanded choice of options for the DL250-5 wheel loader, including ride control; a double suspension (horizontal and vertical) heated seat; a 3rd spool auxiliary line; a reversing fan and a limited slip differential system.
The compactness and robustness of the DL250-5 model provides excellent manoeuvrability in narrow and confined space areas, such as those at McCarthy Marland in Bristol, and in combination with the impressive selection of attachments available, it can undertake a very wide range of applications.
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