Quarry and waste solutions specialist takes delivery of a low noise wheeled excavator
- 30 October 2009
- Company & Industry News
J & J Franks, which has been operating a sand quarry at its Betchworth site since the 1950s, has since developed the business into a fully integrated quarrying and waste solutions business under the guidance of Peter Crate who took over the company from his father in 1998.
One of the first tasks undertaken by Peter was to replace ageing equipment with the best value and quietest excavators and wheeled loaders he could find at the time, resulting in the purchase of a fleet of Doosan machines.
The latest DX160W excavator, supplied by local dealer Promac Solutions of Aldermaston, has been equipped with an hydraulic high-rise cab to provide up to 2 m of extra height for maximum operating visibility, a rotating sorting grab and a height limiter to enable it to work safely within the new 8 m high recycling building - a height dictated by local green belt building restrictions.
The DX160W is powered a Doosan 6-cylinder common-rail diesel engine developing 99 kW at 2000 rpm and weighs approximately 17 tonnes in the configuration supplied to J & J Franks.
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