Since it was formed in 2018, Kingsheath Construction Limited, based in Bredhurst in Kent, has gone from strength to strength. The company is aiming to literally build on this success with the purchase of 10 new DX140LC-7 crawler excavators supplied by Kellands (Plant Sales) Ltd, based in Bridgwater in Somerset, the Authorised Dealer for DEVELON (formerly known as Doosan Construction Equipment) for West and South England.
Kingsheath Construction has fast become one of the leading groundworks, civil engineering and reinforced concrete frame contractors in the construction sector in South East England. The company has 20 staff based at its impressive headquarters building in Bredhurst and around 200 workers on the 14 sites where projects are currently underway.
The company works for all the major developers in the industry. Most of the work is in the housebuilding groundworks and civil engineering sectors, primarily for blue chip housing developers including among others, Bellway Homes, Abbey Developments, Barratt David Wilson, Countryside, Redrow Homes, Crest Nicholson and Persimmon Homes.
High Build Quality Stands Out in Competitive Testing
Nick Earl, Plant Manager at Kingsheath Construction, describes the process behind the purchase of the new excavators:
“Kellands provided us with a machine for a month to try out across a number of our sites. In this way, we received feedback from around 10 of our top drivers. The DX140LC-7 machines were chosen ahead of excavators we tested from three other leading manufacturers.”
One area that all the drivers at Kingsheath Construction commented on was the high build quality of the DX140LC-7. For example, the state-of-the-art cab excels in terms of spaciousness and ergonomics, taking operator comfort and ease of operation to new levels. As well as a new high quality seat, the enhanced cab offers more features as standard than other machines on the market, ensuring super controllability and high precision in all applications.
Nick Earl added:
“The build quality of these machines is a massive leap from the machines we have had previously. The DX140LC-7 also offers high comfort and a 180 degree camera system as standard, which we increase to a 360 degree system on every machine, to provide all round safety when using the machines on site.”
Jamie Pike, Managing Director at Kingsheath Construction, acknowledges the importance of the machinery fleet in the success of the company:
“We currently run our own fleet of around 50 machines. The arrival of the new DX140LC-7 excavators is the latest in our ongoing investment programme in new plant to ensure our crews have the safest and highest performing machinery on the market. This is combined with our expertise, experience and resources to set the highest possible standards within the industry, delivering a finished product that exceeds expectation.”
Kingsheath Construction can provide a wide range of services including groundworks, demolition, remediation, earthworks and enabling works, RC frame and highway works. Groundworks is a core function of the business, whether continuing on from demolition or enabling works to undertaking a full new build project. The company can offer the full groundworks package with experience in all types of foundations and piling methods, continuing up to substructures and oversites, drainage, services and external finishes.
Part of New DX-7 Range from DEVELON
Powered by the D34 4-cylinder Stage V diesel engine providing 86 kW (115 HP) of power at 2000 RPM, the 14.6 tonne DX140LC-7 is one of 11 models in DEVELON’s new generation DX-7 range of medium-sized Stage V compliant excavators from 14 to 25 tonne.
Like the other DX-7 models, the DX140LC-7 provides significantly higher performance in every area than the previous generation Stage IV machine, offering enhanced comfort, increased tool carrier capability and novel operator assist technology.
Other new features boost fuel efficiency, uptime and return on investment, with a focus on increased power, robustness and agility. Maintenance of the diesel particulate filter (DPF) has also been greatly reduced, with no maintenance required until the machine has operated for 8000 hours.
Authorised Dealer For Over 35 Years
Kellands (Plant Sales) Ltd has been a dealer for DEVELON (formerly known as Doosan Construction Equipment) since 1987 and is the Authorised Dealer for West and South England. As well as Bridgwater, Kellands has depots at Brentwood, Aldershot and Camelford.
In the West, Kellands is responsible for the counties of Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Scilly. The area covered in the South of England includes Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, the City of London, East Sussex, Essex, Greater London, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, the Isle of Wight, Kent, Surrey and West Sussex.
As an Authorised Dealer, Kellands is exclusively responsible for the DEVELON range of crawler, wheeled and mini/midi excavators, wheel loaders, articulated dump trucks and attachments in its assigned territory.