New Doosan Excavators at EIS Waste Services

EIS Waste Services Ltd, based in Aberdeen in Scotland, has purchased two new Doosan DX180LC-5 18 tonne crawler excavators from Balgownie , the local Authorised Doosan dealer, with headquarters in Inverurie in Aberdeenshire.

With roots dating back over 45 years ago, EIS Waste Services is an independent waste management provider specialising in bespoke waste collection, recycling and disposal services. Working on behalf of a wide range of public and private sector clients in the industrial, commercial, construction and domestic sectors in the city of Aberdeen and across the county of Aberdeenshire, EIS Waste Services has grown steadily over the last three decades and now handles in excess of 100,000 tonnes of waste materials every year.

The new DX180LC-5 excavators are the first Doosan machines purchased by EIS Waste Services and are part of the continuing investment being made to further increase capacity at the company’s Gallowhill Waste Recycling Facility. This includes a new £1 million processing plant, one of three now installed at the Gallowhill site.

Already Aberdeen’s largest purpose built Waste Transfer and Recycling facility, there are plans to further expand operations at Gallowhill. The increased capacity allows EIS Waste Services to divert even more waste from landfill, providing clients with more environmentally friendly and sustainable disposal and recycling solutions. With a fleet of over 35 collection vehicles, a container fleet in excess of 4500 units and 105 full-time employees EIS Waste Services has grown to become Aberdeen`s largest Dry Waste collection and recycling provider, successfully managing in excess of 1500 planned waste and recycling collections per day in the busiest periods.

Supplying waste to the operations at the Gallowhill site, EIS Waste Services runs a fuel-efficient, state-of-the-art fleet of specialist vehicles featuring the latest GPS satellite tracking and communications technology, providing complete operational control and real-time job status. As part of the company’s Zero Waste to Landfill package, monthly environmental reports demonstrate performance with statistical data derived on accurate weights using the latest dynamic on-board truck-weighing technology.

Continuous Picking and Loading Operations

The new Doosan DX180LC-5 excavators have been equipped by Balgownie with raised cabs, hydraulic grabs and several other features to meet the specifications required by EIS Waste Services. The raised cabs, rear/side cameras and side mirrors on the excavators provide excellent visibiity for the operators to sort and pick through the many piles of waste arriving at the site, removing large items made of wood, metal, plastic and other materials, before feeding the remaining waste into the processing plants at the Gallowhill facility.

Neil Sharp, Managing Director at EIS Waste Services, said: “The new DX180LC-5 excavators meet our requirements in terms of the size of machine we prefer, providing the nimbleness and quick hydraulics we need, to move quickly in and around waste piles, initially sorting and picking out materials that cannot be loaded into the processing plants.

“Our excavators need to be very dependable as they work continuously 11 hours per day, clocking up to 3500 hours a year, so the 5-year/10,000 hour warranty that Balgownie has provided with the machines is a key element for us, showing real confidence in the performance and durability of the Doosan machines.”

Optimal Fuel Efficiency

The DX180LC-5 is driven by the Perkins 1204F diesel engine providing 97.9 kW of power at 2000 rpm. Like all Doosan crawler excavators, the DX180LC-5 has innovative and exclusive features that lead to huge reductions in fuel consumption amounting to an average of 10% compared to the previous generation machines.

Among these features is the ‘Trip Meter Setting’ screen which allows operators to check fuel consumption daily (or over a desired period) directly from the control panel; the Auto Shut-Off provides an automatic shut down for the engine after a pre-set time when the machine has been idling for a specified period (3 to 60 minutes configurable by the operator); and to save even more fuel, there is a special Doosan-developed system, SPC (Smart Power Control), to optimise the balance between the pumps’ output and the diesel engine.

Doosan Dealer for the North of Scotland

Balgownie is responsible for sales and servicing of the Doosan range of construction equipment from the 1 tonne DX10z mini-excavator to the DA45-7 articulated dump truck and everything in between. As an Authorised Doosan Dealer, Balgownie covers the area from the Scottish Highlands and Islands down to as far south as Fife.

Customers like EIS Waste Services benefit from a superb on-site service network, covering everything from emergency repairs to routine maintenance. Balgownie‘s factory-trained engineers have many years of hands-on experience of repairs and servicing of plant and machinery.

As well as covering existing contracts, Balgownie provides flexible service agreements, depending on the requirements of the customer. The company offers service and warranty work on all existing Doosan machines in its area, backed by a full selection of genuine accessories and parts. Balgownie also holds a stock of new and used Doosan branded machines, to respond quickly to customers’ needs.