Aberdeen (Scotland)-based EIS Waste Services Ltd has purchased two new DX180LC-5 18t crawler excavators from authorised Doosan dealer Balgownie.
EIS is an independent waste management provider specialising in bespoke waste collection, recycling and disposal services to a wide range of public and private sector clients in the industrial, commercial, construction and domestic sectors. It handles in excess of 100,000t of waste materials every year.
A new customer for Doosan, EIS is investing to further increase capacity at the company’s Gallowhill Waste Recycling Facility. This includes a new £1M processing plant, one of three now installed at the Gallowhill site.
Already Aberdeen’s largest purpose built waste transfer and recycling facility, there are plans to further expand operations at Gallowhill. The increased capacity will allow EIS to divert more waste from landfill
The new Doosan DX180LC-5 excavators have been equipped by Balgownie with raised cabs, hydraulic grabs and several other features to meet the specifications required by EIS. The raised cabs, rear/side cameras and side mirrors on the excavators provide excellent visibility for the operators to sort and pick through the many piles of waste, removing large items made of wood, metal, plastic and other materials, before feeding the remaining waste into the processing plants at the facility.
Neil Sharp, managing director of EIS Waste Services, said: “The new DX180LC-5 excavators meet our requirements in terms of the size of machine we prefer, providing the nimbleness and quick hydraulics we need, to move quickly in and around waste piles, initially sorting and picking out materials that cannot be loaded into the processing plants.
“Our excavators need to be very dependable as they work continuously 11 hours per day, clocking up to 3,500 hours a year, so the five-year/10,000 hour warranty that Balgownie has provided with the machines is a key element for us, showing real confidence in the performance and durability of the Doosan machines.”