Doosan excavator equipped with crusher bucket chosen for reducing oversize slag
- 29 October 2008
- Company & Industry News
Taylor Site Services of Cardiff has recently taken delivery of a Doosan DX300LC excavator equipped with a MB900 Dig-A-Crusher bucket in order to tackle a back-log of oversize slag produced by the nearby Celsa steelworks.
A small mobile crusher was the initial choice of machine but a demonstration showed it to be totally unsuitable for the job as every time a piece of metal was inadvertently loaded into the hopper, the crusher jaws became jammed and the process had to be halted until the offending item had been retrieved by hand.
However, the new excavator/crusher bucket combination has proved perfect for the task because if any metal is scooped up, the excavator operator immediately senses a different sound from the attachment and can simply rotate the 3.5 tonne unit to empty out its contents with minimal delay and without leaving the cab.
Once the back-log of some 3000 tonne of material has been dealt with, the machine will only need to be used for a couple of days per week to keep pace with oversize material and for the rest of the time the excavator will be put to work as a conventional machine elsewhere on site.
The 30 tonne DX300LC is the sixth Doosan machine to be purchased by Taylor Site Services, all of which have been supplied by local dealer Construction Plant Services, also located at Cardiff Docks.
More information from:
Doosan Infracore UK Ltd