Doosan first for Camden Plant

By Lindsay Gale01 May 2013

The Doosan DL550-3 supplied to Camden Plant is the first of its type to start work in the UK

The Doosan DL550-3 supplied to Camden Plant is the first of its type to start work in the UK

Based in North London, UK, Camden Plant’s principle activity is the recycling of waste from the construction and demolition industries and supply of resulting product, including Type 1, 6FE and 6F2 aggregate, recycled pipe bedding, road planings and gabicon fill, as well as primary aggregates. It serves clients across North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The company is the first in the UK to take delivery of a top of the range Doosan DL550-3, Stage 3B compliant wheeled loader. Power comes from a Scania DC-13 SCR 6-cylinder diesel delivering 283 kW (380 hp) that is combined with new ZF transmissions that together minimise fuel consumption, provide a high performance level and ease of handling, as well as improving durability, serviceability and enhanced operator comfort. New kinematics and a larger cylinder on the lifting arm have allowed hydraulic pressure to be increased by up to 70 Bar, increasing breakout abd lifting force by up to 6%.

According to Camden general manager Alan McNamara: ““The increased loading capabilities of the DL550-3 wheeled loader have proved very advantageous, allowing us to load lorries in just two passes rather than the three that are necessary with the smaller loaders conventionally used for this application. This has greatly increased the turnaround on lorries which is a key feature for our business especially when we may have 40 or so lorries queuing to be loaded.” The DL550-3 is also being used by Camben for stockpiling work on the company's site.

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