Our valued customer Arrowbuild/Arrowhaul has continued to invest in their construction machinery fleet to support their growing business.  Since the start of 2024, Owen Hutchinson, owner of both companies, has purchased 14 new Develon excavators, making this the biggest Develon order yet for Lloyd Ltd Bishop Auckland.  Two machines were already delivered earlier this year – a DX140 and a DX300, both large crawler excavators – and these 12 further machines will be heading out over the next few days, ranging from DX27, DX35, DX62 and DX85 mini-excavators up to the bigger DX140 and DX225 models.  He also opted for a DX100W “rubber duck”, the first such wheel excavator he has purchased, as the company works on a number of projects where a road-legal machine is needed to travel short distances between sites.

Owen commented, “We run from 30-tonne machines down to micro-diggers for both our own construction and our plant hire businesses.  Our main fleet covers 6, 8 and 14-tonne machines, but we also have five 20-tonners and one 30-tonne model which give us the lifting power we need for heavy civil engineering projects.   They go through a lot of work on site so it’s best to have a big machine for the efficiency.  The different machines all have different strengths – the 14-tonne digger has excellent reach, as does the new version of the DX85.  This investment ensures we have a wide range of machines to cover all types of work, with several of these machines being additions to our fleet, not just replacements for older models.”

“We bought our first Develon – Doosan as it was back then – in 2015 and we haven’t looked back”, continued Owen.  “I’ve got one digger that is six years old – I’ve never run a machine that long before but it has been incredibly reliable.  It’s the whole package that I get here that makes the difference for me.  The machines are reliable and give me no headaches, and the back-up and support from Lloyd Ltd Bishop Auckland ensures that everything works as it should to keep our business moving.  This new fleet reflects the importance of Develon and Lloyd Ltd to our business with these machines already scheduled to go out to work and deliver valuable return on our investment.”

David Greedy, Dealer Principal at Lloyd Ltd Bishop Auckland, added, “Our Construction team here is second to none and we are delighted that Owen values the lengths we go to to ensure that his machines are running smoothly wherever they are.  From our Construction Sales Specialist Andrew Hodgson through to our Parts Department and our Construction Service Manager Martin Bramham and his team, we are all focused on delivering the best machines for Owen’s needs and the back-up support to keep them running efficiently for his business.  Our Develon-trained engineers go all over the region and beyond to Owen’s sites for servicing or ad hoc repairs, keeping downtime to a minimum.   We look forward to continuing to support these 14 machines and many more in future.  Thank you for your continued business, Owen.”


Lloyd Ltd sale of Develon excavators to Arrowbuild/Arrowhaul