The French company Dépôt Bennes Services, known as DBS, has just purchased a new Hyundai HW250MH wheeled material handler from dealers Curty Matériels – another addition to its equipment fleet, which demonstrates DBS’s longstanding commitment to the Hyundai brand and its Lyon dealership.
DBS is a French company specialising in collecting, recycling and reusing waste from construction sites. The company was established in 1989 by Raymond Hernandez, the father of present-day managing director David Hernandez. The firm celebrated its 30-year anniversary just last year.
This family-run company boasts an impressive turnover of 12 million EUR and has developed and grown over time: David Hernandez commented on the company’s growth, he said, “From two salaried employees in 1993 – just me and my father– we have now grown into a workforce of around 50 employees, with a road fleet of 15 trucks and a fleet of construction equipment, of which 12 are Hyundai machines. Our head-office facility in Colombier-Saugnieu receives 50,000 tonnes of waste annually and has positioned itself as one of the industry’s major players in the region.
The Hyundai HW250MH wheeled material handler: the ideal machine for handling waste from construction sites
Hernandez added, “Waste management is a vast industry. For our company, construction site waste accounts for 70 to 75% of our activity, while the remainder is comprised of waste from corporate entities and industry. We also manage the construction site waste generated when demolition work is performed. We recover all types of waste, whether as single products or mixed. We are very well equipped with the necessary tools and have an excellent sorting chain. We also collaborate with tradesmen and craftsmen, as well as big construction firms such as Vinci, Bouygues Construction, Eiffage, etc. to salvage all their waste. We also take care of bulky refuse, illegal fly-tips, and the cleaning of collected refuse, etc.”
All of these working environments can be harsh, destructive, and highly dusty… and therefore require machinery that is resistant, rugged and reliable. David Hernandez found a solution in the handlers and loaders from Hyundai, bought through the Curty Matériels dealership.
When Hernandez wanted to add a wheeled material handler to his equipment fleet, he contacted the Lyon-based Hyundai dealership, Curty Matériels, to purchase an HW250MH machine. “Our fleet of construction equipment from Hyundai includes a 145LC-9 tracked excavator model, an HL970 wheel loader, an HL955 wheel loader, two-wheeled material handlers, which comprise 200W7, 210W9MH, 210W9A, 170W9, and 170W7, and of course our most recent acquisition delivered in May, our HW250MH wheeled material handler. Every piece of equipment is a Hyundai and was purchased from Curty,” says Hernandez.
“The machines are put through hard testing, and work under very harsh conditions for construction equipment. This highly specialist equipment is subjected to demanding loads, but is ideal for our activities, which can essentially be summed up as: waste receiving, pre-sorting, feeding the sorting chain, reloading, etc. The first two equipment vehicles that we acquired have, as of today, notched up between 12,000 and 16,000 hours of operation – clear proof of their quality.
That is a lot of work for a wheeled material handler operating in our industry, and it’s rare that such equipment is still operable after such a long service life! What we equally appreciate is that, for this newest generation of material handlers, the equipment manufacturer has listened to the technical feedback that we (equipment operators) have provided over the years. For example, the chassis has been widened and reinforced, making the vehicle much more stable but without having lost any operational speed or cabin comfort. We have also had opportunities to explain our industry in-depth to the manufacturer, who travelled to us onsite to learn more about our work. It is a sturdy machine yet flexible and agile, and we speak highly of its efficiency and ability to do the job.”
Hyundai Model HS250MH wheeled material handler:
- Operating weight: 26.7 tonnes
- Engine: Cummins QSB6.7 diesel engine
- Net power: 136 kW at 2,000 rpm
- Wheelbase: 2,800 mm
- Width: 2,530 to 2,700 mm
- Maximum digging reach: 10,700 mm
Source: Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe Press