The contractor, from Narberth in West Wales, has taken two Case CX350C crawler excavators, a 1021F wheeled loader and an 821F for use in its seven quarry sites throughout the region. All have been supplied in standard specification.
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.
The four Case machines have been bought to replace existing machinery as part of an overall plan to upgrade the fleet. The 35-tonne CX350C excavators (pictured below) are now the largest machines in the fleet and, along with the two wheeled loaders, are expected to support an increase in production levels at the quarry operations.
“We did price other equipment but Riverlea was able to put together the best deal for us in terms of price and quality,” said Harries business manager Janet Phillips. “Also [Riverlea sales manager] Paul Austin pulled out all the stops in terms of customer service and this mix left us with no alternative but to stay with Case machinery.”