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Doosan mini excavators added to Bell Plant fleet

by Kyle Molyneux  |  Tue 03 Dec 2019

Doosan mini excavators added to Bell Plant fleet

Bell Plant Ltd, part of the Gloucestershire-based K W Bell Group, has taken delivery of 12 new six-tonne Doosan mini excavators, supplied by Kellands (Plant Sales) Ltd, based in Bridgwater in Somerset, the Authorised Doosan Dealer for London and the South of England including the Channel Islands. These are the latest Doosan machines to arrive at Bell Plant from Kellands in a close relationship that began 20 years ago in 1999, when the first Solar 55 mini excavator was purchased by Bell Plant.

Part of the current fleet renewal programme, the new Doosan order comprises seven DX63-3 conventional tail swing and five DX62R-3 reduced tail swing mini-excavators, in a deal worth around £500,000. These are the latest Stage V versions of both machines, powered by the same Yanmar 4TNV98C diesel engine, providing 59.4hp at 2,100rpm. Another feature on the six-tonne excavators is the hydraulic system, with a maximum flow rate of 132L per minute. This is complemented by the 4.4-tonne bucket digging force and the 2.9-tonne arm digging force, combined with a longer arm for a better overall working range. The traction force is 5.6 tonnes and travel speeds are 2.6km/h in the low range and 4.7km/h in the high range. Each machine has been supplied with a fully automatic Geith hydraulic quick coupler and a full set of Geith 300, 450, 600 and 900mm buckets, and a grader/rehandling bucket.

The operator cabs on the DX62R-3 and DX63-3 mini excavators is similar to that found on much larger medium and heavy-duty machines. The cabs have a large entrance and exit, plus heating and air conditioning system as standard.

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