London-based contractor strengthens mobile plant fleet with new HL940A loading shovel
AS Reston Waste Management prepare for their 20th year anniversary in 2021, the waste recycling firm has ramped up its Hyundai equipment fleet with a new HL940A wheel loader.
An important milestone for Reston Waste has been the opening of their materials recovering facility (MRF) in Wimbledon, south west London, where up to 75,000 tonnes of construction and demolition (C&D) waste is processed and recycled.
For the MRF to operate efficiently and effectively and, more importantly, to meet the ongoing demand from customers to deliver zero-to-landfill solutions, Reston Waste have invested heavily in the latest mobile plant and processing equipment to maximize the value of waste materials.
Today, the company boasts a growing fleet comprising 40 DAF trucks, three Sennebogen material handlers, two 14-tonne Hyundai HX140LC excavators and two Hyundai HL940A wheel loaders, including the most recent arrival.
Company founder Andrew Reston invested in his first Hyundai, a HX140LC, in 2018, which has proved to be not only a sound investment for the business, but also a key decision that he has never looked back on.
‘We opted for the Hyundai brand as we had heard that they were very good, solid and reliable machines,’ he recalled. ‘We were getting poor service from an existing and another brand of machine and very little support from the dealer, so it was a good time to renew our construction equipment fleet and purchased a HX140LC excavator from Hyundai dealers Ernest Doe three years ago.’
‘We have since bought another three Hyundai machines, the latest being the HL940A loading shovel. Ernest Doe have been fantastic and we have a great relationship with both service and sales departments. We are already looking at purchasing another two Hyundai units this year.’
Powered by a Stage V Cummins engine, the Hyundai HL940A features an integrated onboard auto weighing system (accurate to within + or – 1%) and a tilt-back hood for improved accessibility to the sealed engine compartment for easier cleaning and maintenance.
The new wheel loader has also been specified with additional features to cope with the harsh working conditions within a waste-recycling plant, including: bolt-on demolition cab guards; and front light and suppression guarding manufactured by Guard Engineering.
For added operator safety, the HL940A is equipped with a Fireward automatic dual-agent fire suppression system and Hyundai’s AAVM camera system, which provides a 360-degree view of outside the cab.