Scottish rental firm adds Doosan to fleet

By Sarah McCay03 December 2014

S & DE Robertson managing director, Stuart Robertson, with the new Doosan DX180LC-3

S & DE Robertson managing director, Stuart Robertson, with the new Doosan DX180LC-3

Scotland-based rental firm S & DE Robertson has purchased a new Stage IIIB compliant DX180LC-3 18 tonne crawler excavator from Balgownie Ltd, the local authorised Doosan and Bobcat dealer.

S & DE Robertson previously owned Doosan Solar 140 14 tonne and DX80 8 tonne excavators from 2006 to 2010.

Managing director Stuart Robertson said the new model had replaced a backhoe loader for use on various sewerage, drainage and other site works near the company’s headquarters at Insch, Aberdeenshire.

Mr Robertson said, “With the new 18 tonne machine from Doosan, we are getting everything – additional power and digging performance, with a chunkier boom and a very robust undercarriage to handle heavy earthmoving and lifting work on site, whilst it is still compact enough for work on road contracts and housing developments where size can be an issue.

“The all-round visibility from the cab is excellent and the DX180LC-3 model has impressive reach at ground level. On the current sewerage and drainage works, the DX180LC-3 excavator is excelling in lifting the heavy concrete pipes into place for the new waste pipe system.”

Mr Robertson added that the company was looking to expand its rental business and saw a lot of possible work coming from the construction of the new Aberdeen by-pass system.

He said S & DE Robertson was also looking to expand in other busy sectors in the area, such as timber haulage and tipper hire.

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