Plant & Equipment
AGGREGATE Industries have ordered a new Sennebogen 640R/KB hydraulic dragline — the first ‘new-generation’ Sennebogen dragline of its kind to be sold to a UK quarry operator.
CATERPILLAR dealers Finning (UK) Ltd have acquired Finnpave, the UK and Republic of Ireland dealers for the Bitelli range of pavers, planers and associated specialist surfacing equipment.
In a shift of emphasis, Derbyshire-based Materials Handling Products (MHP) have stopped marketing conveyor belts.
Imerys Minerals Ltd have ordered a total of 16 new Caterpillar machines for use at their St Austell kaolin mining operations, including the UK’s first all-new Cat 988G wheel loader.
Ennstone Breedon have taken delivery of a new Volvo L150D loading shovel for rehandling and stocking-out duties at their Cloud Hill Quarry.
"A stockpile chute designed specifically to handle hot cement clinker (up to 450°C) is now up and running at Tudela Veguin SA’s plant at Oviedo, Spain."
The new Rubble Master RM80 compact crusher can handle material with a maximum feed size of 700mm at a rate of 150 tonnes/h.
"Steelfields have introduced a new range of planetary mixers which, they say, can reduce concrete mixing and discharge times by as much as 30%."
Lafarge Aggregates have taken delivery of eight Caterpillar 320 tracked excavators painted in their white corporate livery.
Nordberg (UK) have changed their name to Metso Minerals (UK) Ltd to reflect the new global identity of parent company Nordberg Group, which became Metso Minerals on 2 April 2001.