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John O’Flynn buys zero-swing excavators

Groundworks and civil engineering contractor John O’Flynn has taken delivery of three new Doosan excavators including two 14 tonne DX140LCR reduced tailswing models.

The firm works on housebuilding across south west England and has built up a fleet of 12 excavators, together with a variety of supporting mobile plant.

Commercial director Alf Hambidge tells CN why the firm picked the Doosan machines: “We’ve had a variety of machines in the past from Daewoo who of course are now Doosan, and we’ve been very happy with those machines. In this case we were particularly looking for zero-swing excavators. We do a lot of work on housebuilding projects which are typically very constrained in terms of space.”

As well as the new 14 tonne excavators, the firm has also replaced its seven-year-old 22 tonne excavator with a Doosan DX225LC.

Mr Hambidge says the firm was looking to expand its fleet even further over the next few months. “We’re also looking at getting some more 13-tonne excavators, and maybe some more of the smaller six to seven tonne machines as well,” he says.

Somerset-based dealer Kellands has been signed up to carry out the fleet’s service and maintenance work.