UK: New Doosan 34t Excavators Increase Safety on Aldeburgh Beach
To increase safety for the public, the UK Environment Agency has hired two new Doosan DX340LC-3 Stage IIIB compliant crawler excavators from Lynch Plant Hire to demolish and remove steel box piles, rails and wood that made up old groynes on the beach at Aldeburgh in Suffolk.
The new DX340LC-3 excavators from Lynch were supplied by Berkshire-based Promac Solutions Ltd, the authorised Doosan dealer for South East England.
Launched to meet the new Stage IIIB emissions regulations, the new Doosan DX340LC-3 excavators from Lynch are the first in the country. Merrill Lynch, Operations Director at Lynch, said: “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. We are investing heavily in new equipment to meet current and future environmental regulations as part of our company mission – ‘Meeting Hire Demands’. This is complemented by the comprehensive training undertaken by Lynch personnel, covering environmental and site-specific inductions as well as that for sector-specific training cards (National Grid, Rail, Thames Water, etc.)”
Under the supervision of site foreman, Roger Philips, the Environment Agency team carried out the removal work on the old groynes on a 600 metre section of the beach at Aldeburgh from the Martello Tower to the end of Slaughden Road and 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.
Along with the larger DX380LC-3 Stage IIIB compliant crawler excavator, the DX340LC-3 model features new D-ECOPOWER technology, providing operators with increases in productivity and fuel efficiency, as well as smoother controls. D-ECOPOWER technology utilises an electronic pressure-controlled pump within a closed centre hydraulic system to accomplish increases of up to 26% in productivity and up to 12% fuel consumption improvements, depending on the mode selected.
Press Release, June 6, 2013