Gloucestershire-based Valley Trading has purchased the first new generation Doosan DL200-3 Stage IIIB compliant wheel loader in the UK.
The Doosan wheel loaders at Valley Trading are critical to the operation as they are constantly loading, moving and discharging different materials as they arrive, are processed and then dispatched. The machines are working for much of the time between 7 am until 5 pm, six days a week so durability and reliability are essential to maintain the material flow.
Power for the new generation DL200-3 wheel loader is provided by a Doosan DL06K ‘common rail’ 6-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine rated at 119 kW (160 HP). This engine meets the latest Stage IIIB engine emission regulations through the use of Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) and Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) after-treatment technologies.
The last remaining brickyard in Buckinghamshire have taken delivery of a new Volvo L45G wheeled loader.
The new Volvo was selected after appraising a similar L45G model sold to another company not far from H G Matthews premises. H G Matthews is the only brick producer using a biomass heating process for drying clay prior to firing in the UK and is pioneering the use of raw timber as the fuel source for firing its bricks. The company provides bespoke styles and colours of brick for new house builds, renovations and extensions to fulfil local planning consents.
DSS Group, an aggregates producer based in Poland, has acquired a new Hitachi ZX670LC-5 for its quarry at Pilawa Górna in Lower Silesia.
The Pilawa Górna plant can produce up to five million tonnes of aggregates, including: 2/8, 8/16 and 16/22mm gravel for the general and road construction sectors; and 4/31.5, 31.5/50 and 0/31.5mm mixed materials for the construction of railways.
Eagle Plant of Westbury in Wiltshire has recently increased its fleet of Morooka tracked dumpers with the purchase of 12 new machines from Cautrac, the sole UK importer.
Commenting on the order, Eagle Plant director Alan Cradock said: “I first saw a Morooka machine at a trade show back in 2001 and I could immediately see the potential for a dumper that could pretty much go anywhere and leave the ground in a condition requiring little, if no reinstatement work.”
Quarry operator and civil engineering contractor GD Harries & Sons is expanding its business with the addition of four Case machines.
The company, from Narberth in West Wales, has taken two Case CX350C crawler excavators, a 1021F wheeled loader and a 821F for use in its seven quarry sites throughout the region.
In the past 18 months Harries has acquired four granite and two limestone quarries. The company also runs three concrete production plants and three aggregate coating facilities, and has expanded its interests into road surfacing and other civil engineering contracting operations alongside the quarry works.