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Doosan delivers biggest UK order to Lyndon Thomas

Published:  27 September, 2016

Eight new Doosan DA30-5 articulated dump trucks (ADTs) have been delivered to Northampton-based Lyndon Thomas, the biggest ever order for Doosan trucks in the UK.

The company provides a range of services including earthmoving, contract crushing and screening, plant hire, demolition and distribution of all types of aggregate. The order makes Lyndon Thomas the owner of the largest fleet of dump trucks in the East Midlands.

The Doosan Stage IV trucks were purchased – along with a new Doosan 30 tonne DX300LC-5 Stage IV crawler excavator – from Doosan dealer Murley Construction after testing an ADT for a month.

Company owner Lyndon Thomas said: ‘The climb rate of the Doosan demo machine was far superior to that of the ADTs from Volvo and that was with a tailgate which was not on the other machines.

‘More than a dozen of our operators worked the Doosan ADT very hard over the four-five weeks we had the machine and they were all impressed with the traction, power and general performance available.

‘Reliability was also very good as our operators tried to push the machine to its limits – I think this is a facet of the rugged simplicity of the Doosan ADT design which means less can go wrong. The same can be said of the new Doosan DX300LC-5 excavator which we have bought and which has also performed excellently.’

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