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Tested Out and Proven to be the Best

Max Wild Chooses DEVELON DL420CVT-7 Wheel Loader.

Tested Out and Proven to be the Best

Max Wild GmbH, based in Berkheim in Baden-Württemberg in Germany, has added a new Develon DL420CVT-7 wheel loader to its fleet. The machine was tested by the company and the feedback from drivers was very positive. The DL420CVT-7 was supplied by the local Authorised Develon Dealer, Süddeutsche Baumaschinen Handels GmbH.

DL420CVT-7 Impresses in Long-term Test
When Roland Wild, Managing Director of Max Wild GmbH, and Thomas Macho, Regional Sales Manager for Süddeutsche Baumaschinen, talked about purchasing a new wheel loader in the class with a 4 m³ bucket volume, Macho suggested the DL420CVT-7 from Develon. Since Max Wild had already had a machine from Develon (formerly Doosan Construction Equipment) in the company for several years, which had left a good impression, Max Wild decided to take a new DL420CVT-7 for testing for two weeks.

After an overall positive assessment from the drivers, the machine was taken on long-term rental at the end of the first test period. When the performance continued to be convincing in the second rental period, the wheel loader was purchased and repainted in the Max Wild green company colours by the in-house paint shop.

Roland Wild says: “Our drivers have a right to have a say in the selection of our machines. When they expressed their satisfaction with the wheel loader after the initial test period, we continued testing the DL420CVT-7 on a long-term rental. When the wheel loader was also convincing in this period, we finally decided to buy it.” One of the operators adds: “The performance of the machine was top. For me as a driver, the machine is also very comfortable to use, and together with the low fuel consumption, that absolutely convinced me.”

Use in the Gravel Pit
The new wheel loader is used in the company's gravel pit. Here the machine usually performs continuously for eight hours a day. The main tasks range from truck loading to direct quarrying to feeding the screening plant. Roland Wild says: “In the 3 months since purchasing the machine, we have achieved an average fuel consumption of 12.4 l/h. That is a very good value. We haven’t had any interruptions so far as the wheel loader has proven to be very reliable.”

One of the main reasons for the machine's excellent fuel efficiency is its CVT transmission. Marc Glesius, Sales Manager GSA at Develon says: “The advantages of a mechanical and hydrostatic transmission are combined, which eliminates the disadvantages of both systems. The variable transmission changes continuously from the hydrostatic drive to the mechanical drive as the speed increases and depending on the operational requirements.
The advantages of the system include, in particular, the excellent traction offered by a hydrostatic transmission and the ability to drive over longer distances with a purely mechanical transmission. The fuel savings of up to 30 percent are thanks to the lower engine speed compared to conventional transmissions, that is necessary to achieve maximum speed and traction.”

Roland Wild adds: “The combination of the two drive types makes the wheel loader optimal for the work that needs to be done in its area.”

‘Professionals without Borders’
Max Wild GmbH offers its customers a wide range of services under the motto ‘Professionals without Borders’. Based in Berkheim, the company has been ensuring the professional and sustainable implementation of numerous services in the areas of construction, demolition, the environment, recycling and logistics since 1955. The company is now being run by the founder's children and grandchildren and with the support of 650 employees and over 60 trainees. The company's own machinery now includes around 200 construction machines from small to large and around 100 trucks. This does not include the construction equipment in the recently founded rental fleet. The company has its own workshop, ‘The Workshop’, which employs around 50 people. ‘The Workshop’ not only carries out work on its own machines, but also offers other customers workshop services including the paint shop.

BAU Süddeutsche Baumaschinen Handels GmbH
Develon dealer, BAU Süddeutsche Baumaschinen Handels GmbH, founded in 1991, has also been a dependable partner of Max Wild GmbH for many years. Over 120 employees support the dealer’s customers at seven locations in Germany and Austria. The company relies on many years of experience and expertise in the areas of rental, sales and service. The distinctive service concept begins with expert advice on technology and financing and ends with fast and reliable maintenance of the construction machinery. As a successful partner, the company offers tailor-made solutions for every application and need that meet the high demands of their customers.

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