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Vehicle and equipment round-up (28/02/2019)

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With news on: Eco Sustainable installs Untha shredder at Parley site; Tudor Griffiths bags Blue machine; Restore Datashred adds MDX-3 to vehicle fleet; and, A&A Elphinstone acquires Doosan and Bobcat excavators.

Eco Sustainable installs Untha shredder at Parley site

Dorset-based organic and wood waste recycling company Eco Sustainable Solutions has invested more than £500,000 in a new Untha Shredder.

Eco Sustainable Solutions’ shredder is now in full operation at its Parley site, which handles up to 65,000 tonnes of waste wood annually.

Justin Dampney, Eco’s operations director (right), and Peter Hardy, sales director, with the electric shredder

The wood, which is sourced from household recycling sites in Dorset and Hampshire, is shredded for biomass fuel for Eco’s onsite combined and heat plant (CHP) as well as a separate biomass burner in South Wales.

The electric Untha XR3000 mobile-e shredder has a crawler-type undercarriage allowing it to be easily moved to any spot using remote control. It is also fuelled by electricity from the on-site CHP plant and can shred wood into biomass fuel at a rate of 25 tonnes an hour.

Justin Dampney, operations director at the company, said:  “Our operations are already environmentally friendly but this catapults us into the ‘ultra-green’ league.

“We’re effectively closing the renewable loop by turning waste into fuel to generate electricity which is partly used to power the shredder to process the waste. We’ve also stopped sending wood fuel for export to Sweden, reducing our carbon footprint, so it’s a win-win.”

The company is expecting to save energy consumption and costs by up to 50% thanks to the machine being powered by electricity.

Tudor Griffiths adds Fuchs MHL331

The Tudor Griffiths Group, has invested in a Fuchs MHL331 F series for its recycling site in Ellesmere.

The Ellesmere site processes a range of material, and the company said it needed a machine which can be used to process commercial, wood and domestic waste, as well as loading wagons with Biomass wood-chip. The site also has an on-site £4.5 million Biomass plant.

(l-r) TG Group managing director Tudor Griffiths and Aidan McGeary, managing director of Blue Group with the new machinery

Due to its diverse applications and manoeuvring capabilities, the Fuchs MHL331 F offers flexibility matched with the required speed of cycles necessary in recycling, according to the Blue Group.

The MHL331 F is also fitted with a standard 10.7-meter reach and Arden 1402 sorting grab, which offers a “superb reach and lifting ability for the waste industry”.

The machine is also coupled with powerful hydraulics, as well as, a Deutz 4.1 litre 115Kw tier 4 final engine ensuring class-leading fuel efficiency.

Jamie Jones, group transport manager at the Griffiths Group, said: “The MHL331F ticks all the boxes for us, it has allowed us to use one machine for lots of different applications around the site, making our operation much more efficient. It is also extremely precise in its handling and is very comfortable to work in”.

Restore Datashred adds MDX-3 to vehicle fleet

Restore Datashred, a supplier of confidential data destruction, will become the first UK shredding operator to add the MDX-3 to its fleet.

The MDX-3 is supplied by Shred-Tech, and is currently in operation at Restore’s south Kirkby depot.

It came ready for use incorporating specific features as requested by Restore Datashred including an additional viewing pane in the passenger door, complying with the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) for heavy goods vehicles.

MDX trucks come equipped with twin-screw angled compactor design and durable moving floor unloading system. Together, these features ensure maximum payload of up to 6,000 kg and rapid discharge of shredded materials in a few minutes, equating to more time on-route shredding paper and generating revenue.

A&A Elphinstone acquires Doosan and Bobcat excavators

Scottish-based waste service provider A&A Elphinstone has purchased several new Doosan and Bobcat excavators.

The company has added the Doosan 22 tonne DX225LC-5, 14 tonne DX140LC-5 and 8 tonne DX85R-3 excavator models as well as Bobcat E20 and E85 mini-excavators.

The Doosan 22 tonne DX225LC-5

Andy Elphinstone, owner of A&A Elphinstone, said: “I have been very impressed with the performance of the Doosan and Bobcat machines, which we use in every part of the business and we receive excellent back-up from Balgownie [the dealers] to ensure we get the maximum uptime.

“The new Doosan and Bobcat machines have helped to power our expansion, primarily in the housing market but we’ve also been busy in industrial and private sector work. The 22-tonner does most of the heavy digging work on the sites supported by the DX140LC-5 which is also good for digging out foundations and for drainage work.”

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Source: Waste Managment