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Develon Continues to Impress in Leicestershire

No strangers to the industry, we recently paid Dann Environmental Services a visit to see how they’re getting on with their growing Develon fleet and we find out why their operators rate their Develon machines.


In the industry from the age of 21, Mick Dann, set up Dann Environmental Services Ltd back in 2008. The Leicestershire based crushing and screening contractors are big in the quarrying and recycling sectors with muck shifting forming part of the business these days too.


Harsh conditions and 12 hour shifts require reliable, powerful machines, we find out whether the firms growing fleet of Develon machines stands up to the test.


Pioneer Plants Sales Director, Brian Conn explains, “We sold the UKs first Develon DX300LC-7 to Dann Environmental Services Ltd which joined their DX225LC-7. The feedback on both machines has been exceptional.”

Ben, Dann Environmental Services Ltd, Operations Manager, tell us, “We run various brands of machine day in day out but none receive the praise quite like the Develon machines. I’ve known Brian and Steve a long time but when we first invested in Develon, we looked at the future of the brand and the brand itself but what Pioneer Plant could offer us as a dealer too.” He adds, “The Develon machines are well built and driver friendly. They’ve got the power we need for long shifts but the main benefit to us is the reduced down time, which is a massive benefit being a contractor.”


The Develon -7 models have built an enviable reputation since their launch for being a game changer, the innovative and modern features coupled with the sheer power, smooth operation and exceptional fuel economy makes them a formidable partner for any application.


Ben tells us, “We’ve been in this particular quarry for about 6 years, supplying building material to various businesses and the ongoing HS2 project so these machines are on the go 12 hours a day. The machines are operator friendly and the operators thoroughly enjoy them. The operators often comment how smooth the Develons are compared to other brands. Getting them out the machine is the hard part, which isn’t a bad problem to have”. Adding, “Working with the team at Pioneer Plant is easy. The service and parts team are super responsive which means reduced down time for us and running and maintaining the machines is simple.”

Alongside the Develon DX300LC-7 and DX225LC-7, Dann Environmental Services Ltd run the DL480 wheel loader. Designed and built tough with power and reliability at its heart, Dann Environmental Services operator tells us how the Develon loader is quicker and more powerful than their other machine, making light work of continuous loading.

Develon DX300LC-7

Class leading 30 ton machine offering an unmatched combination of high performance, increased machine controllability, fuel efficiency, reliability and innovative operating features.

Operating Weight 30 ton

Engine Power 202 kW/271HP

Develon DX225LC-7

Exceptional power and fuel efficient – yes you can have both! The Stage V compliant DX225LC-7 provides operators with higher productivity and around 7% lower fuel consumption per hour than the previous model whilst also boasting smooth controls.

Operating Weight 23.3 ton

Engine Power 129 kW/174 HP


Develon DL480-7

Parts of the -7 family that change the game! Exceptional power, the finest workmanship, impressive breakout force and high traction in one, allows the DL480-7 to tackle the hardest materials with ease.

Operating Weight 26.4 ton

Engine Power 257 kW/345HP

Bucket Capacity 4.8 m3

Tipping Load 20.8 ton


Check out the Dann Environmental Services Develon machines in action here

To speak to us about the Develon range, contact us on 01536 697571 //


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