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Barnsley-based W.G.L. Watsons Groundworks Limited has purchased new Doosan DX62R-3, DX85R-3 and DX225LC-3 crawler excavators to meet expansion in business at the company. The new DX85R-3 8 tonne excavator is one of the first to be delivered in the UK and follows on from the purchase of five new DX62R-3 6 tonne excavators by Watsons at the end of last year. The new Doosan excavators have all been supplied by Filtermech Plant Sales Ltd based in Wakefield, the Authorised Doosan dealer for Yorkshire.

Carl Watson, the owner of Watsons Groundworks, said: “We’ve been buying Doosan excavators and before that the Daewoo range exclusively for over 14 years now. Our first purchase was a Daewoo Solar 175 model in 2000, shortly after I took over the business from my father. I later bought a Daewoo 14 tonner that was the only one on the market at the time to have a 6-cylinder engine which meant that the engine was never overstretched and it allowed you to take on virtually any task with the machine.

“Though the original Daewoo machines were good, the new Doosan DX62R-3, DX85R-3 and DX225LC-3 excavators represent a 100% step forward in design and today Doosan excavators have a residual value that rivals any of the other Tier 1 suppliers. Apart from high performance and excellent fuel efficiency, the new Doosan excavators are very stable particularly when carrying out cross-carriage work and are really easy to service and maintain.”