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Rocket Continues Growth
with Doosan Excavators
Continued growth at Rocket Rentals Ltd,
the plant hire business based at Dursley
in Gloucestershire in the UK, has led to
an increase in the number of Doosan
excavators in the company ’s f leet to
well over 60 machines, all supplied by
the local Author i sed Doosan dealer,
Kellands (Plant Sales) Ltd of Bridgwater in
Somerset. Rocket now runs a mixture of
Doosan excavators from 2.8 to 14.5 tonne
including the DX140LCR, DX80R, DX60R
and DX27z zero tail swing models.
Simon Tomblin, Managing Director of Rocket Rentals, said, “To increase safety and convenience for our customers,
we are committed to supplying zero tail swing machines throughout the fleet from 1 to 22 tonne and all the Doosan
excavators meet this specification.
“As they’re always working hard, it is unusual for customers to take the trouble to give us feedback on machines, but
they have told us how pleased they are with the Doosan excavators and this has led to substantial repeat business for
Rocket. We have been delighted with the care shown by our customers when they use our machines which matches the
attention to detail we like to offer. This allows us to get an excellent return on investment on the Doosan machines as we
like to rotate them every three years whenever possible.”
As well as three year warranty cover, all the Doosan machines have been supplied by Kellands in accordance with the
exacting specification set by Rocket. They are all equipped with check valves, Geith automatic hydraulic hitches, four
sizes of bucket, vandal guards and electronic immobilisers.
According to Rocket, the password entry required on the Doosan excavators has also been an excellent deterrent to
theft and helps to ensure that only the correct operators are using the machines, providing a further level of protection
in the field.
Simon Tomblin added: “We believe in going the extra mile, from the correct choice of reputable manufacturers and
agents such as Doosan and Kellands to ensuring the products offer the specification our customers require, most of
whom operate in the housing and civils markets.
“When a machine returns from a hire, we give it a complete valet, draining and cleaning both the oil and fuel systems
and refilling to ensure there is no contamination for the next customer. Just in case there has been accidental damage
to the machines, we even have a stock of replacement panels available to ensure the machine goes back out again in
pristine condition.”
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