Specialist civil engineering contractor J K Guest of Wigan has decided to standardise on Doosan machines for its general purpose digging fleet and recently took delivery of five new units from local dealer, PlantLink of Rainford on Merseyside.
The new additions to the Doosan fleet, which cover models from 8 to 34 tonne represented by a DX80, DX225, DX255, DX300 and DX340, are all currently being used on a pipeline contract near Kendal on behalf of KMI Plus - a joint venture between Kier Construction, J. Murphy & Sons and Interserve Project Services alongside Mouchel as its design partner. The work involves the installation of 3.5 km of 200 mm diameter rising main for United Ultilites and the Doosan excavators are tasked with keeping the nine month project on schedule.
Commenting on his decision to standardise on Doosan, Jonathan Guest said: “I've been running Doosan excavators in the fleet for some time and have never had a problem with them but, I have to say, the most impressive aspect of Doosan ownership for us is the outstanding after-sales service provided by PlantLink.”
KMI was established in 2005 in order to provide a comprehensive consultancy, design and construction service specifically aimed at meeting the current and future demands of the UK Water Industry Asset Management Programme.