Flexible and reliable for coastal applications
Dros Grondverzet is constantly on the lookout for machines which are suitable for the construction of dams and canals and for pumping applications on the island of Texel. Versatility, flexibility and reliability play an important role here. In order to comply with current environmental requirements, especially on an island such as Texel, the latest generation of machines must conform to the emission standards of Stage IV / Tier 4f.
The Liebherr R 926 crawler excavator with multi-user equipment is the ideal solution for the different types of Dros’s applications. The company, which has a long-standing relationship with Liebherr, has been very happy with two previously purchased crawler excavators, the R 914 C and the R 924 Multi-User. This excellent track record consequently led to the purchase of the new R 926.
Werner Dros, owner of the company, clarifies that Liebherr was chosen on account of the good quality of the earthmoving machines. The machines must not malfunction whilst in operation at the coast and working within the constraints of tide times. Compared to other manufacturers, the Liebherr machines have always proved very reliable, even in the most challenging and demanding conditions, during which the smallest mishap or glitch can have significant consequences.
The particularly good relationship with the local Liebherr representative Wynmalen & Haussmann, well-known in the Netherlands for its first-class service and know-how, also contributed to the decision in favour of Liebherr. The expertise and fast availability of spare parts on site were also important factors. The Liebherr machines are the preferred choice of the Werner Dros operators who are very satisfied with their excellent manoeuvrability. They particularly appreciate the comfort of the operator's cab.
The company Dros Grondverzet: a local player
The company Dros Grondverzet was founded in 1980 and is located in Oosterend on the Dutch island of Texel. The company currently employs around 20 staff and has 8 earthmoving machines from Liebherr, including three wheeled excavators and five crawler excavators, in its fleet.
The local company is primarily involved in dam and canal construction to protect the coast of Texel against flooding. It is also successful in demolition work, pumping applications, road construction, transport and agriculture. 90% of the company's business activities take place on the island.