UK’s first Doosan DX490LC-5 50t excavator at Hydrock

Published 23/6, 2016 at 13:48

The UK’s first Doosan DX490LC-5 50t Stage IV compliant crawler excavator has been purchased by Hydrock, a provider of consultancy and specialist contracting services for construction, infrastructure and the environment in the UK.

Supplied by Kellands (Plant Sales), the dealer for the Doosan and Bobcat ranges for South West England, the new DX490LC-5 is powered by the 283kW Scania DC13 diesel engine. The engine meets Stage IV emission regulations without the need of a diesel particulate filter, through the use of cooled exhaust gas recirculation and selective catalyst reduction after-treatment technologies.

The Scania engine operates at a much lower engine speed than the previous Stage IIIB model, leading to a 5% reduction in fuel consumption. This is complemented by the introduction of energy-saving features that together lead to a 13% reduction in fuel consumption compared to the Stage IIIB machine.

The new excavator is working on its first contract on the Kings Weald development in Burgess Hill in West Sussex, where Hydrock is working on behalf of the residential developer, Croudace Homes. Kings Weald is a new 475 residential dwelling and associated infrastructure development on the site of the former Keymer brick and tile works.

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