15 June 2022, 10:30
Working in Elliotts‘ quarrying and recycled aggregate operations
Elliotts (Cheltenham) Ltd., based in Bishops Cleeve, near Cheltenham in Gloucestershire in the UK, has been providing services to the area for well over 100 years. From early beginnings that started with deliveries by horse and cart, the company has now added the very latest in quality equipment with the purchase of a new Doosan DX380LC-7 40 tonne crawler excavator and DL320-7 wheel loader for use in the company’s quarrying and recycled aggregate businesses, respectively. As well as aggregates, Elliotts also specialises in skip and plant hire in the local area.
The new Doosan machines were supplied by Kellands (Plant Sales) Ltd, based in Bridgwater in Somerset, the Authorised Doosan Dealer for West and South England.
The Best Package on the Market
Nick Elliott, Managing Director of Elliotts (Cheltenham) Ltd., said: “We have been buying Doosan machines for a number of years and the new DX380LC-7 crawler excavator and DL320-7 wheel loader are the latest. We choose the Doosan brand because it is a guarantee of excellent, dependable equipment backed by the expertise and fantastic service and support provided by Charlie Cook and the rest of the team at Kellands. We believe it is the best package available in our market.”
The new Doosan DX380LC-7 excavator is working at Perton Quarry in Tarrington in Herefordshire, which is owned by the Elliotts group. The DX380LC-7 works at the face loading blasted material into a mobile crusher to produce 6F2 aggregates. The DX380LC-7 is also combined with a breaker to reduce larger pieces of rock that come off the quarry face during blasting.
The mobile crusher moves between Perton Quarry and Elliotts‘ main aggregates recycling operation based outside Cheltenham. Here it joins the new Doosan DL320-7 wheel loader to be part of the fleet of equipment used at the site, where construction waste such as raw concrete and rubble is sorted and processed to produce 6F5 aggregates. The DL320-7 is used to load lorries with aggregates for delivery to Elliotts customers.
For the bulk supply of aggregates to the construction industry and general public, product can either be delivered by one of the Elliott’s vehicles, or collected from the company’s yard at Bishops Cleeve. All materials can be delivered in a variety of load sizes, either loose in one of the tipper lorries, or perhaps in convenient Bulk Bags or smaller 25 kg Handy Bags.
All types of sands and gravels are available, including Red and Yellow Building Sand, Plastering Sand, Sharp Sand and Fill Sand. The choice of gravel is huge, with Conmix and 10, 20 or 40 mm Shingle being the most popular. All types of roadstone are available, including Type 1, Scalpings, 6F2, Crusher Runs, Drainage Stone and other specialist types.
Elliotts can also supply decorative aggregates including the very popular Reading Flint, Cotswold Shingles, Cheshire Pink, Cotswold Chippings, Red Chippings, Grey Chippings, Oatmeal, Green Chippings, Cornish Spa, and two sizes of Plum Slate. Recycled aggregates mostly destined for the larger trade contracts include a Recycled 6F5 and sometimes Type1 and Clean Stone.
New Doosan Stage V Machines Bring Major Enhancements
The new Stage V excavator and wheel loader build on the very successful design of the previous Stage IV machines. They introduce major enhancements in operator comfort, machine controllability, productivity, uptime and return on investment, with a strong focus on low fuel consumption, increased power, robustness and versatility.
Part of the latest generation DX-7 range of Doosan excavators, the DX380LC-7 Is powered by the Scania DC09 Stage V compliant diesel engine, providing 240 kW of power at 1800 RPM. The DX380LC-7 features Doosan’s innovative D-ECOPOWER technology, providing operators with higher productivity and lower fuel consumption per hour, as well as smoother controls.
The DX380LC-7 offers a digging depth of 8165 mm, a digging reach of 11930 mm and digging height of 10940 mm. The digging force over the bucket is 25.9 tonne and the digging force over the arm is 16.0 tonne.
With a standard bucket capacity of 3.3 m 3 , the new DL320-7 wheel loader is part of Doosan’s new award-winning ‘DL-7’ wheel loader range. Power is provided by the new Doosan DL08V Stage V 6-cylinder engine, with an output of 202 kW (271 HP) at 1800 RPM. Increased bucket capacity provides increased productivity for a very wide range of material-handling applications.
The LIS (Load Isolation System) on the DL320-7 provides a smoother ride and higher comfort for the operator, as well as higher output due to improved stability when the wheel loader is moving. The lift arm is cushioned by a hydro-pneumatic accumulator linked to the lift hydraulic system, acting as a shock absorber. The benefits include reduced cycle times, higher performance and better fuel efficiency while carrying out load and carry applications.
The new EMCV (Electric Main Control Valve) joystick in the DL320-7 is fully integrated in the armrest in the cab, providing the operator with smoother and precise controllability of the lift arm and attachments on the wheel loader. Features available via the EMCV system include Automatic Return-to-Dig, Bucket Tilt Kick-out and the Bucket crowd stop position and shock prevention for higher operator comfort.
Increased Comfort and Controllability
Already excelling in spaciousness and ergonomics, the new cabs in the DX380LC-7 and DL320-7 models take operator comfort and ease of operation to unheralded levels. The cabs have new high quality seats and offer more features as standard than other machines on the market, ensuring super controllability and high precision in all applications.
Using the new Doosan Smart Key system on the control panel in the cabs, an operator can start the machines using a keyless device, helping to prevent machine theft. The Smart Key system provides remote door control, door lock and unlock, door release, searching and other functions.
Nick Elliott from Elliotts added: “All of our operators like the new machines which provide advances in every area over the previous generation machines. In particular, the operators like the redesigned cabs on both machines, which provide a very comfortable and safe environment to work in.“
DoosanCONNECT Telematics System
The new DX380LC-7 and DL320-7 are both factory-installed as standard with Doosan’s state-of-the-art DoosanCONNECT wireless fleet monitoring system. The DoosanCONNECT system offers a web-based fleet management solution which is very useful for monitoring the performance and security of machines and promoting preventative maintenance. It is available as a standard feature on all new Doosan excavators (from 14 tonne), all new Doosan wheel loaders and Doosan articulated dump trucks.
Source: DOOSAN INFRACORE EUROPE S.R.O.; BT