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Erith unveil multi-million pound fleet investment

Hitachi excavator

Demolition firm invests in modern plant, equipment and machinery to support future growth plans 

ERITH have made a multi-million pound investment in a new fleet of cutting-edge plant and equipment to support the company’s growth plans and to ensure that it is at the forefront of continuing to deliver more effective, safe and cost-efficient projects for their clients. 

The latest purchases include 12 new Hitachi hydraulic excavators and more than £2 million has been spent alone on procuring machines, including four ZX85US units, three ZX490-6 models and two ZX225s.  

Some of the new Hitachi equipment will be deployed at Erith’s Washmills recycling centre, along with newly acquired mobile crushers and screeners and buckets/attachments. These include: a Powerscreen Chieftain 2100X mobile screen; a Kleemann Mobicat MC 110 Z crusher; a Kleemann Mobiscreen MS 15 Z screening plant; a Doppstadt SM 620 trommel; and Kinshofer DRS mobile shears. 

The significant fleet investment will support Erith’s increased demolition and recycling operations in the South East and London markets, allowing the business to produce and supply a number of recycled materials, ranging from Type 1 to 6mm–40mm. Importantly, the investment will continue to give Erith the platform to conserve natural resources and eliminate the high demand for virgin materials.  

The majority of the new plant and equipment has been fitted with the OilQuick automatic quick-coupler system, which is regarded as one of the safest on the market. As work tools are changed and coupled automatically, the operator does not have to get down from the cab, which, fundamentally, reduces the associated health and safety risks on site. 

Erith say having these safety measures, such as the OilQuick quick-coupler and rear-view camera systems, across their updated machinery fleet not only delivers health and safety benefits for the operators but also more efficiency and productivity on both their demolition and recycling sites. 

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