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Mead Construction Invest in Develon Excavators

Mead Construction, based in Swaffham Prior, Cambridgeshire has purchased the company’s first Develon crawler excavator, a new, 30-tonne DX300LC-7 Stage 5 model, from local Develon dealer Pioneer Plant Ltd.

Having initially been founded as a housing company, Mead Construction is a family-owned business that has evolved into a fully-fledged construction, haulage, plant hire and building materials specialist covering Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Hertfordshire. This diversity is one of the many strengths of Mead Construction and the new DX300LC-7 excavator is working at the company’s latest investment in a new chalk quarry at Great Wilbraham, where the company is looking to produce agricultural lime for local farmers.

Develon Excavator in chalk quarry at Mead Construction

Phil Mead, Plant Hire Director said, “We have reserves of up to a million tonne of chalk at Great Wilbraham and the new Develon DX300LC-7 will play a key part in developing this resource. This is the first Develon excavator we have purchased – the Develon brand was recommended by several local companies we know such as G Webb Haulage and our staff in the quarry have been impressed with the new DX300LC-7.”

One area that continues to be busy for Mead Construction is groundworks, with the company undertaking a comprehensive range of groundwork tasks within a 20-mile radius of its base on the Suffolk-Cambridgeshire border. Services include Foundations and Oversites, Drainage, Tarmac work and Paving, as well as Site Clearance work and Service Trenches. The company is an Anglian Water Approved contractor and carries out a wide selection of sewer works.

Develon DX300LC Excavator loading Crusher

The new cab design of the DX300LC-7 packs a new high quality seat and 360-degree cameras are fitted as standard, providing full visibility around the excavator and allowing the operator to see a top-down view of the area outside the machine. To meet Stage 5 engine emission regulations, the new DX300LC-7 excavator is powered by the latest generation Develon DL08 diesel engine, providing 202kW of power at 1,800rpm. To meet Stage 5 regulations, the DL08 engine boosts the quantity of air available during combustion, increasing the temperature of the process and greatly reducing the amount of particulates produced, but goes without exhaust gas recirculation (EGR).


Pioneer Plant are the official Develon dealer for Leicestershire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and South Lincolnshire – for all Develon enquiries, get in touch on 01164 822268

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