Regeneration Game Plan for Wigan’s Warriors
Greater Manchester firm, DXI Regeneration, has made moves to consolidate its supply chain and swell its fleet. With much of the investment being made with Molson Equipment, from the wide range of brands available as part of their “Single Source Supply” offering...
As the rest of the business world starts to emerge, startled eyed from the shadow of lockdown, Greater Manchester based multi-disciplinary contractor, DXI, is already ploughing into its bulging workload.
Like many in the construction sector, its team has worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic to bring its expertise to projects up and down the country. Like many, the pandemic has offered the opportunity for the team at DXI to look at its burgeoning business and refocus where necessary.
With a background that covers disciplines as wide and varied as groundworks, bulk earthworks, demolition and ground remediation as well as the turnkey construction of specialist waste management and recycling centres, the firm has a diverse plant fleet that reflects the diversity of its workload.
Managers at the firm were looking to try and consolidate its supply chain while continuing to upgrade its plant fleet, a difficult task given the wide variety of machines it requires.
By working alongside the DXI Regeneration team, Molson Equipment Sales Manager, Andy Wilkinson, has developed a package that will help do just that.
Andy said, “As a dealership, Molson are able to make an unprecedented range of equipment available to our customers from a single source. We are able to offer plant machinery that is suitable for a variety of applications, with the advantage of just having one point of contact for all. It can help make the management of their supply chain so much easier for our customers.”
With an ever-expanding order book, the team at DXI has upped its range of equipment to deal with demand and taken on three Kobelco excavators (an SK270SRLC-5E, an SK350LC-10E and an SK230SRLC-5E) as well as two Ammann rollers (an ARS130 model and an ARX12) and a Hydrema 912F dumper, all of which have been taken on a full service contract package.
Andy went on to explain, “The full-service package offers the DXI team complete piece of mind. Taking on these machines under service contracts means that costs are fixed. Any breakdown costs (parts, labour and travel) are covered, as are the costs of lubricants and coolants. It is more of a ‘preventative maintenance’ regime. It means that DXI can focus on what it is good at, and the Molson team can focus on what it delivers.”
The Ammann machines offer superb build quality, are economic to run with, fantastic fuel efficiency and coupled with high residual value they provide the perfect solution to DXI’s roller requirements.
The ARS 130 single drum roller has an operating weight of 12.5tonnes and a drum width of 2130mm which offers a centrifugal compacting force of 230 – 300Kn. It boasts the ACEforce Intelligent Compaction system to help improve compaction efficiency and quality. The cab is designed to provide 360-degree operator visibility, while its compact frame improves its manageability, which alongside its fuel efficiency and climbing ability, ensures the ARS 130 is exceptionally productive.
The Ammann ARX12 is a light, articulated ride-on tandem roller with an operating weight of 1.48tonnes, drum width of 820mm and offers a centrifugal compaction force of 23Kn. It works directly against kerbs and other boundary edgings and so eliminates the need for any additional edge-compaction plant.
The Kobelco machines offer their well-known build quality in addition to their fantastic fuel efficiency and smooth control, coupled once again with the high residual value that is so important.
The SK230SRLC-5E features a 24.1tonne operating weight and a Hino J05EUM Stage V compliant engine, which delivers a rated power output of 124kW. The larger SK270SRLC-5 excavator has an operating weight of 26.6tonnes with a similar power output of 124kW delivered by a Hino J05EUM-KSSL Stage IV complaint engine while the largest machine in the new DXI brood is the 37.2tonne SK350LC-10E crawler with a rated power output of 213kW provided by the Hino J08E Stage V compliant engine.
The Hydrema 912F dumper offers straight or swivel tipping for its 10tonnes maximum payload, 6 speed ZF Soft-Shift transmission (full auto or manual) and is powered by a Stage IV compliant Cummins QSB 4.5L engine. All of which have already seen action on a project near Prescot on Merseyside, where the DXI team is working on a remediation scheme which will see it process 49,000cu m of contaminated factory workings and create a 460m long, 4m high, reinforced soil noise attenuation bund using treated fill.
Andy said, “We are at the early stages at the moment, but we would like to help support the DXI team as they continue to go from strength to strength. It is very important to them that they are able to have complete faith in the machines they use and the customer service we provide. Our service contracts offer them complete peace of mind.”