Luke Michell, operations manager for Auckland contractor Green Civil recently added a DX140LCR and a DX235LCR (12-14 tonne range) excavator from AB Equipment to its increasing Doosan fleet.
“Just because you’re using a more expensive brand of equipment doesn’t mean that you’re going to make any more money,” he says.
“It makes no difference whose brand it is so long as the equipment is right for the job.”
Green Civil bought its first machine, a Doosan DX 225LC some 8 months ago and added a further one six months later and then supplemented the fleet with a Bobcat E55 excavator.
“Despite some unwarranted stigma that has surrounded the brand in the past, as well some of our own reservations, I can honestly say that the performance and reliability of our Doosan fleet is providing us with tremendous value for money,” says Luke.
“My partner Wayne Green and myself reckon that Doosan is just perfect for the type of work we do which involves installing foundations, general earthworks, drainage and paving on several residential sub divisions across Auckland.”
One of the current projects Green Civil is currently involved in is a mixed residential and commercial apartment block in Albany. There is a lot happening on this small site where access is critical meaning the zero tail swing of the recently purchased Doosan DX140LCR is really coming into its own.
“The DX140 is an awesome machine,” says Luke. “Truly this machine is doing a lot more work than we expected. In fact as much as 250 hours a month that means it’s working constantly with no problems,” says Luke.
“Even with the zero tail swing models on the Doosan excavators we’ve also found them all to be well balanced, have great digging power and a fantastic reach.”
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