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Cotswold quarry depends on Atlas Copco breaker

By Digger Blogger | 11:16 GMT, Wednesday, 18 December 2013 | 0 Comments

Huntsmans Quarries, based in Naunton near Stow-on-the-Wold, is a little independent that competes in an industry of multi-nationals.

Huntsmans has recently bought a new Atlas Copco HB 5800 breaker for primary breaking in its Cotswolds quarry. The breaker is at the forefront of the operation so uptime is vital. The breaker is expected to work approximately 1500 hours a year with regular service intervals to ensure its reliability.

The quarry has been operating since 1918 and now employs more than sixty people. It mainly produces building stone, aggregates and agricultural lime for use in the local construction and farming industries.

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Another Volvo for Brooks

By Digger Blogger | 08:59 GMT, Thursday, 12 December 2013 | 0 Comments

Devon plant operator Simon Brooks, who trades as RJ Brooks & Son, is clearly a Volvo man.

He has just taken delivery of his third Volvo mini excavator, an ECR28, to join his three-year-old EC18C model and an older second-hand Volvo ECR58.

“The EC18C has and continues to be a cracking machine,” he says, “but we just needed something that could provide a little extra in terms of reach and capacity yet remain compact for the type of work we are undertaking and opted to add the ECR28 to the fleet and so far it’s ticking all of the boxes.”

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Crusher bucket gives McGowan perfect track record

By Digger Blogger | 15:37 GMT, Tuesday, 10 December 2013 | 0 Comments

McGowan Outdoor Access can now achieve 100% recycling of materials in the Scottish countryside thanks to an MB Dig A Crusher Crushing Bucket, supplied by Worsley Plant.

Since 2009 McGowan Outdoor Access has been providing low impact, environmentally sensitive methods of construction to create roads, pathways and bridges in rural Scotland. It works for the National Parks, such as Loch Lomond, the Forestry Commission and private estates

In some locations in Scotland there is a large amount of Peat Hags with little mineral material.  Added to this, accessibility to the site is often difficult which makes the potential to bring in material a lot harder   Using the isolated sources of rock outcrops near some of these sites seemed a good solution to the problem but McGowan Outdoor Access needed to find the best way to break these down and make them suitable for use.

Managing director Ross McGowan heard about Worsley Plant and in touch. Worsley managing director Sean Heron recommended the MB Dig A Crusher BF90.1.

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Visitor for JCB

By Digger Blogger | 15:24 GMT, Saturday, 07 December 2013 | 0 Comments

Can you guess the identity of the mystery digger driver below?

He looks a bit over-dressed for the job, if you ask me.

Read on below for the answer....

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Smirl and Dykes reflect on their cold adventure

By Digger Blogger | 09:43 GMT, Tuesday, 26 November 2013 | 0 Comments

More from the Coldest Journey now, as Finning engineers Spencer Smirl and Richmond Dykes talk about their Antarctic adventure.

Smirl and Dykes, you will recall, were the mechanics in charge of the two specially-modified Cat D6N dozers on the trip.

After 307 days in the Antarctic, they are now back home.

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