Pink Skips chooses its machines.
- 06 April 2010
- Company & Industry News
Founded in 1998, Pink Skips started life with a single 7.5 tonne truck and 20 skips but has now grown to become one of the UK's largest privately owned waste management companies, currently employing nearly 100 people and with a turnover of approximately £6.5m.
The new Doosan machines, which form part of a 25-strong fleet of equipment used within the companies waste handling, recycling, demolition and hire activities, comprise of a pair of DX225LC tracked excavators and a DL300 wheeled loader.
Both the 22 tonne excavators, which have been equipped with underbelly and cab protection, rear-view cameras, spark arrestors, wide core radiators and reversible cooling fans, work 70 hour weeks inside Pink Skip's £2.5m materials recycling facility (MRF).
The company currently recycles 90% of the mixed waste it receives from both construction and demolition projects and commercial and industrial clients, all within a 25 mile radius of its Shropshire base.
The DL300, which has a standard 3 m3 capacity bucket but with a reversible cutting edge, heaps incoming waste within the MRF and also handles and loads recycled aggregates, topsoil, glass, cans and paper around the 10 acre site.
Commenting on the choice of Doosan, Pink Skips operations director William Wellings says: "We have tried most makes of machinery over the years but this time decided to give Doosan a try as not only do we see their equipment all over the place but also for the price, they come with a very high specification."
In fact, although the new machines have only been on site a matter of months, William has already placed an order for a further DX225LC and one of the latest 14 tonne DX140LC models for delivery in early 2010 as well as a second wheeled loader for later in the year.
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