Doosan DX300LC-5 adds 20% to 30% more output at Mítov QuarryPublished 2/12, 2020 at 15:05
Fast Cargo s.r.o. is a family company based in Přeštice near Pilsen in the Czech Republic, offering services in recycling, demolition and the sale and extraction of construction aggregates.
The latter is an important part of the business and takes place at the company’s Mítov quarry, where Fast Cargo has reported a great return on investment on its new Doosan DX300LC-5 30t crawler excavator.
There are substantial demands placed on machinery at the Mítov quarry, with over 150,000t of stone extracted annually with 900t of material moved every day. After the previous excavator broke down irreparably, around five brands were shortlisted for the competitive tender to replace the machine with a DX300LC-5 being chosen. This was supplied by Garnea, the Doosan dealer in the Czech Republic. According to Fast Cargo, the Doosan DX300LC-5 has provided the higher capacity and efficiency the company was hoping for.
“Since we bought the machine, it has worked for over 1,400h without a single problem,” says Lukáš Kindl, CEO of Fast Cargo. He adds: “Aspects such as the service provided by Garnea, the dealer's excellent approach, the low fuel consumption and fast delivery were all important in the purchase decision for the Doosan machine.” Fast Cargo highlighted other advantages including the 1.8m3 quarrying bucket; this has enabled an increase in the hourly extraction rate of between 20% to 30% when compared to the excavator replaced by the DX300LC-5. Furthermore, the DX300LC-5 has low fuel consumption, even in the heavy operations found at the Mítov Quarry, of 11l/ph to 12l/ph. Drivers also report that inside the DX300LC-5 it is very comfortable and quiet to operate.
The good service provided and the dealer's approach are seen by Fast Cargo as essential to the successful cooperation between the companies. Optimum customer satisfaction is the top priority at Doosan and is complemented by the onsite support provided by Doosan experts, including Stephane Dieu, product manager for Doosan Infracore Europe, who is a regular visitor to the Mítov Quarry. Commenting on the Doosan range, Stephane Dieu said: “The DX300LC-5 is a 30t excavator offering an impressive 270HP of engine power and a hydraulic flow of 500l/ph. It is part of the wide range of excavators from Doosan from 1t to 80t.
“We offer some of the lowest costs per ton and highest productivity, based on the cost of the machine and the fuel and maintenance costs. As shown by the high performance of the DX300LC-5 at Mítov Quarry, I believe Fast Cargo made the right choice of machine.” Lukáš Kindl, CEO of Fast Cargo, concurs: “I agree that it was a good decision to choose the Doosan machine. We are very satisfied and we will definitely continue to work closely with Garnea and Doosan.”