New Doosan excavators at EIS Waste Services Ltd

Published 2/12, 2020 at 14:35

EIS Waste Services Ltd, based in Aberdeen in Scotland, has purchased two new Doosan DX180LC-5 18t crawler excavators from Balgownie, the local authorised Doosan dealer, which has its 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. It works 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. This has seen the company to grow steadily over the last three decades and now handles in excess of 100,000t of waste materials every year.

The new DX180LC-5 excavators are the first Doosan machines purchased by EIS Waste Services and are part of continuing investment being made to further increase capacity at the company’s Gallowhill Waste Recycling Facility. This includes a new €1.12M processing plant, one of three now installed at the Gallowhill site, which is Aberdeen’s largest purpose built waste transfer and recycling facility, with plans to further expand operations. The increased capacity will allow EIS Waste Services to divert even more waste from landfill, providing clients with more environmentally friendly and sustainable disposal and recycling solutions. 

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. The fleet now comprises of over 35 collection vehicles and a container fleet in excess of 4,500 units, all run by the company’s 105 full time employees. This now means that EIS Waste Services has grown to become Aberdeen`s largest dry waste collection and recycling provider, successfully managing in excess of 1,500 planned waste and recycling collections per day during the busiest periods.

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 visibility for the operators to sort and pick through the many piles of waste arriving at the site. Here large items made of wood, metal, plastic and other materials are removed 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 11h per day, clocking up to 3,500h a year, so the five year/10,000h 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 a Perkins 1204F diesel engine providing 97.9kW of power at 2,000rpm. 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% when 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. ‘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 (3min to 60min configurable by the operator). 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.

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