The man and his machine: Bart Broeders and his Doosan DX170W-5

12 November 2019

We are in contact with Bart Broeders around Horst America in Limburg. Bart has been an independent entrepreneur since May 2019 under the name Bart Broeders Grondwerken. He started his business with a very extensive Doosan DX170W-5. A hefty investment.

We ask Bart about his experiences so far. Bart says that he made his purchase carefully. "I gave my eyes and ears a lot of money beforehand. This is my first own earth-moving machine and I wanted to be sure that I would make the right choice for this investment. I thought everything through carefully and finally decided on Staad for a Doosan DX170W-5 A mobile excavator. The fact that it has become this type has only confirmed to me in recent months that this choice has in any case been good. The machine is just a bit heavier and also stronger in the work. I am very important in what I do. I am also very happy with the choice of the Engcon GR20 grab for this investment. So far I enjoy it every day in my work. Picking up something and moving it is now a very simple job "Very often I don't even have to leave the machine. Crazy? I'm amazed at how often I use this."

Bart also talks about his options: “Secondly I would like to mention the Engcon wheel control unit. Well, that's so comfortable working, really enjoying! Because of all the extra options, the machine turned out to be a bit more expensive than I had anticipated, but I'm sure that I will earn it back. I have a great diversity of assignments and see sufficient supply, because I am also able to carry out a lot of work."

Bart's DoosanDX170W-5 is equipped with load compensator, folding footboard, a stainless steel protective plate at the entrance, Groeneveld automatic grease lubrication type Twin with 21 lubrication points, an extra large tool box in the undercarriage, combi towbar with CE certificate, plastic mudguards, compressor included air connection in cabin, various bins and so on.

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