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DL Civil chooses cost-effective LiuGong machinery

Sydney contractor DL Civil is growing its business with an expansion into LiuGong equipment for its hire fleet

From its base in Banksmeadow, DL Civil operates across the greater Sydney region, undertaking a variety of civil, residential and demolition projects.

Owner David Lenard arrived in Australia from Ireland 15 years ago and set up DL Civil, now running a fleet of 30 machines including excavators up to 40 tonnes, several trucks and a team of about 20 operators.

Alongside his construction work, Lenard also runs DL Plant Hire, which has recently expanded its hire offering with a 2.8-tonne, zero-swing 9027F LiuGong excavator and a 3.8t 6032 roller from local LiuGong dealer Pacific Machinery Group.

“They are our first LiuGong machines and they are way cheaper than the alternatives,” Lenard says.

“At this smaller end, they probably cost $20,000–$30,000 less and, in the mid-range of excavators, the saving is more like $50,000–$70,000.”

The 9027F LiuGong excavator is powered by a 20 horsepower (15kW) Yanmar engine and suits a range of works including utilities, foundations, landscaping, indoor and outdoor demolitions, and construction.

It is easy to operate and transport and the zero tail and boom swing allows it to dig right alongside its tracks.

“With the zero swing, it can work in tight access areas,” Lenard says.

“For one job, I also took the roof off to work inside a garage. It only required unscrewing a few bolts – it was easy.”

He says the 9027F machine completed some excavation work initially before being set for the dry hire business and heading out to a company to assist demolition works. It uses a quick-hitch for all buckets and also includes a hammer and a grab to pick up rubbish for loading into skip bins.

The 6032 LiuGong roller is the dry hire business’ first roller on civil jobs including road and car park construction and its operators have been highly impressed.

“For their performance in doing the job for a machine price that is $20,000–$30,000 less than others, the LiuGong rollers are really good,” Lenard says.

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