Boosting output at a Czech quarry

The addition of a Doosan DX300LC-5 excavator to an existing quarry operation has helped boost production by 20-30%. The new machine is now working at the Mítov quarry in the Czech Republic.
Earthmoving & Earth Compaction / March 24, 2021
A new Doosan excavator has helped boost output at a quarry in the Czech Republic
A new Doosan excavator has helped boost output at a quarry in the Czech Republic

The facility is operated by Fast Cargo, a family company based in Přeštice near Pilsen in the Czech Republic. The firm specialises in recycling, demolition and the sale and extraction of construction aggregates. The last of these is an important portion of the business and is based at the company’s Mítov quarry.

According to Fast Cargo, this new unit has delivered a fast return on investment at the quarry.

There are substantial demands on machinery at the Mítov quarry with over 150,000tonnes/year of stone extracted and 900tonnes/day of materials moved. After the previous excavator broke down irreparably, around five brands were shortlisted for the competitive tender to replace this machine and the contest was won by the DX300LC-5 supplied by GARNEA, the authorised dealer for the Doosan range in the Czech Republic. According to Fast Cargo, the Doosan DX300LC-5 has provided the higher capacity and efficiency the company was hoping for from a new 30tonne excavator.

With the machine’s 1.8 m3 quarrying bucket, the company has been able to increase the hourly extraction rate by about 20-30% compared to the previous excavator. In addition, the customer says that the DX300LC-5 has low fuel consumption and even in the tough working at the Mítov quarry, it only uses 11-12litres/hour. Drivers also report that inside the DX300LC-5 is comfortable and quiet to operate.

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