Banffshire-based Currie Contractors Cullen Limited has purchased the first Doosan DX210W-5 21 tonne wheeled excavator in Scotland from Balgownie Ltd, the local Authorised Doosan and Bobcat dealer with headquarters in Inverurie in Aberdeenshire.
The new Doosan wheeled excavator has already worked on projects spanning the length of the UK. Its first project was on a new solar power installation outside Andover in Hampshire in Southern England, where it worked alongside another Doosan DX225LC-3 excavator owned by Currie Contractors.
Ian Currie, a Director of Currie Contractors, said: “We provide a wide range of services and have always run a 20 tonne plus wheeled excavator for the advantages it offers in trenching for ducts and for general deep sewer work. This type of machine is also well suited to road works and hardcore levelling of the type that it was carrying out in Andover. The new Doosan DX210W-5 wheeled excavator provides exceptional performance for these applications.”
Ian’s son, James, also a Company Director, commented: “We favour the Doosan brand in our fleet and have been buying Doosan excavators from Balgownie since 2008, when we purchased our first machine – a DX255LC model. We still have that excavator – it’s a great machine and its performance over the years has convinced us to stay with the Doosan range for our fleet.
The excellent service provided by Balgownie was very important in opting for Doosan again for the new wheeled excavator. We think it is a distinct advantage to have all your machines from one manufacturer, all with the same set-up and our preferred Geith quick hitches, so buckets and attachments can be interchangeable.”
On the solar park project, the DX210W-5 wheeled excavator was operated by Gordon Durno, who has been with Currie Contractors for over 30 years.
James Currie added: “Our operator, Gordon, is very well respected in the industry and everybody knows what a good job he does. Quite often he is the very last machine on site and loads up all the containers, reinstates the compound area and finishes any batter works.”
Gordon commented: “The DX210W-5 is a nice piece of kit, with plenty of speed and power. I’m finding the two-piece boom to be very useful too. The cab comfort level is incredible so it’s a good place to spend your working days.”
Located between Aberdeen and Inverness, Currie Contractors is a specialist in road construction and road recycling, but offers a wide range of other services, including mulching; forestry; snow ploughing and renewable energy. As well as Doosan excavators, the company owns a wide range of other plant and attachments for use on projects and for hire to external customers.
As well as the full range of Doosan wheeled excavator models, Balgownie is responsible for sales and servicing of the Doosan crawler excavator, wheel loader and articulated dump truck ranges in Aberdeenshire, Morayshire, Angus and for much of the Highlands and parts of Perthshire and Kinross-shire. The company is also the Authorised Bobcat dealer for the same area.
Balgownie Ltd started trading as an engineering company in 1907 in sheet metal work and tank manufacturing, supplying to shipyards, farmers and the food industry before diversifying into the manufacture and supply of dairy equipment. Today, Balgownie is one of the leading specialists in construction, tractor, trailer, agriculture and groundcare machinery sales in Scotland.
As well as meeting the latest Stage IV emission regulations, the DX210W-5 goes much further and sets a new benchmark for wheeled excavator design worldwide. This achievement is marked by a distinctive machine styling scheme that is common to all Stage IV machines from Doosan. The DX210W-5 offers enhanced comfort and controllability together with a number of features to boost fuel efficiency, uptime and return on investment, with a focus on increased power, robustness and agility.
For more information about Doosan construction equipment, visit www.doosanequipment.eu
For more information about Bobcat and Bobcat products, visit the website www.bobcat.com