Business: Fred E. Prior and Sons, Ltd.
In business since: 1914
Location: Guelph, Ontario
Doosan machine: DL250-3 wheel loader
Doosan dealer: CG Equipment
Business: Lloyd Collins Construction
In business since: 1968
Location: Teeswater, Ontario
Doosan machine: DX235LCR excavator
Doosan dealer: CG Equipment
Choosing the right type of attachment can be a difficult decision for some businesses. However, for two Ontario, Canada, businesses — Fred E. Prior and Sons, Ltd. And Lloyd Collins Construction — the decision to purchase genuine Doosan attachments was made after weighing specific criteria, including whether the attachment would:
- Boost productivity
- Withstand tough jobsites
- Adapt to multiple machines
Both businesses needed attachments that would help them efficiently complete construction and demolition projects. John Atkinson Jr., general manager at Fred E. Prior and Sons, Ltd. In Guelph, Ontario, chose a general purpose bucket that could be used on his Doosan DL250-3 wheel loader — to easily load snow in winter and topsoil during spring.
“Last year we had a harsh winter and needed to keep up with the demand,” he says. “We were using our general purpose bucket at least once a week to load snow. We will be ramping up for spring and will need the bucket to continually load topsoil into truck beds.”
Chad Mann, owner of Lloyd Collins Construction in Teeswater, Ontario, needed an angle tilt bucket for his Doosan DX235LCR crawler excavator — for daily trenching, cleanup and to dig basements. With a 45-degree angle, Mann says the bucket allows his operators to dig in tight areas, increasing his overall productivity.
“We depend on this bucket to perform well,” Mann says. “When using this attachment, we don’t have to worry that material will constantly be spilling out of the bucket.”
Withstand the toughest jobs
Doosan attachments have proven to be reliable and tough when working in difficult applications.
“I wanted a bucket that could go to a jobsite and not damage the pavement,” Atkinson says. “We do a lot of clearing and pushing snow, so if we damage the asphalt or the attachment, we pay the price.”
Atkinson also says loading snow with a bucket that has a cutting edge makes it so much easier. And the sloped-bottom design allows for maximum fill capabilities and material retention, as well as gives Atkinson’s operators a more efficient dumping angle by 5 degrees.
An attachment that can work with multiple machines can be very beneficial to business owners and operators because of reduced downtime and costs. For even more efficiency, Doosan offers an optional hydraulic quick coupler for easy attachment changes on its excavators and wheel loaders.
By using the quick coupler, operators don’t have to leave the cab — for a quicker, cleaner and safer attachment change than with a traditional pin-on system. A two-stage electrical design and a pressure signal increases safety when using the attachment.
“Our operators change buckets often, so by having the quick coupler they are able to change an attachment in 30 seconds or less,” Mann says. “It really allows us to be more productive and increase our jobsite versatility.”
By choosing the right attachments, these two Ontario companies have increased their productivity, reduced downtime and improved jobsite versatility when operating their Doosan excavators or wheel loaders.