Elliotts purchases new Doosan excavator & wheeled loader

Elliotts (Cheltenham) Ltd., based in Bishops Cleeve, near Cheltenham in Gloucestershire, west England, has been providing services to the area for well over 100 years.
Loading, Hauling & Excavation / June 20, 2022
By Guy Woodford
Elliotts' new DX380LC-7 excavator at work

From early beginnings that started with deliveries by horse and cart, the company has now added the latest in quality equipment with the purchase of a new Doosan DX380LC-7 40-tonne crawler excavator and DL320-7 wheeled 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.

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 wheeled 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 state-of-the-art excavator is 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 wheeled 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.

Elliotts' Doosan DL320-7 wheeled loader
Elliotts' new Doosan DL320-7 wheeled loader is being used at the company's main aggregates recycling operation near Cheltenham

For the bulk supply of aggregates to the construction industry and general public, product can either be delivered by one of the Elliotts' 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 25kg 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 40mm 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.

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 8,165mm, a digging reach of 11,930mm and digging height of 10,940mm. The digging force over the bucket is 25.9 tonne, and the digging force over the arm is 16 tonnes.

With a standard bucket capacity of 3.3m3, the new DL320-7 wheeled loader is part of Doosan's new award-winning 'DL-7' wheeled loader range. Power is provided by the new Doosan DL08V Stage V 6-cylinder engine, with an output of 202kW at 1800 RPM. Increased bucket capacity provides increased productivity for a very wide range of material-handling applications.

Nick Elliott 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. " 


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