Ovenden selects Doosan excavator for sorting duties

By Lindsay Gale12 May 2011

A new Doosan 22 tonne DX225LC tracked excavator is now providing sorting and stockpiling capabilities for materials and recycling operations R H Ovenden Ltd at its Aylesham, UK, base. The machine is being used to handle construction waste, hardcore, concrete, soil, metals and wood brought to the centre by customers or by Ovenden's own fleet.

The DX225LC has a digging reach of 9.3 m (30.5 ft) and a dump height of 6.6 m (22.3 ft) and has been fitted with an additional rotation circuit, fitted by Doosan dealer Promac Solutions, to allow it to operate a grab attachment to handle wood waste. It also features a hydraulic coupler to allow for speedy attachment changes to allow the machine to carry out reduction work with a shear.

The DX225LC features an electronic power optimising system (EPOS) that maximises machine productivity while minimising fuel consumption. It connects the excavator's hydraulic system and engine controls via a data transfer link. Advantages include the availability of a power mode and a normal operating mode for maximum efficiency under all conditions, electronic control of fuel consumption, automatic deceleration, and regulation and precise control of the hydraulic flow rate required by various machine components.

Low maintenance features include centralized grease inlets, wide side access doors for cleaning radiators and coolers, boom pivot bushings with greasing intervals of 250 hours, bucket pins with greasing intervals of 50 hours and a large capacity engine air precleaner that removes more than 99% of airborne particles and extends filter cartridge service life.

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