Quattro (UK) recycles construction materials including reclaimed aggregates, demolition waste, road planings, soils and general construction waste across five sites in London. It also hires equipment out.
The new shovels are to support a recently commissioned concrete batching plant at its Thorney Lane site near Iver, Slough. This is capable of producing up to 80m³ of ready-mixed concrete per hour, using either primary or reclaimed aggregates.
Quattro (UK) has also bought four new Volvo EC220D excavators (pictured below). Two of these 22-tonners have been put in the hire fleet and the other two have been deployed at a site in Brentford, recycling and sorting industrial waste. Both units have been equipped with additional hydraulic circuits for rotating selector grapples.
“We’ve run Volvo shovels and dumptrucks for many years, which have proved a good return on investment as far as reliability and residual values are concerned,” said plant manager Mick McDermott. “The excavators on the other hand, are replacing another brand and we have high expectations that they will perform in the same manner as our other Volvos and give an overall saving in fuel economy.”