Quarries & Processing

Quarry death firm fined

A quarry company has been fined £150,000 after an employee was found fatally injured beside a dumper. A court heard the vehicle had no parking brake, no emergency steering and no working seat belt.

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Russians like Terex

The Terex Trucks factory in Motherwell is playing its part in the construction boom in Russia. The manufacturer is sending its articulated trucks to more customers and says the growth is set to continue.

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Thompson is a zero hero

A Scottish quarry group that set out to tackle the increasing cost of aggregates has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Thompson Recycling and Landfill last year sent zero waste to landfill.

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Metso opens up the market

Metso is launching a new mobile unit that will open up the market for companies who want to get into the screening business. There's also a new lightweight body for quarry trucks.

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Combo on the CDE menu

CDE, the Northern Ireland manufacturer of wet processing equipment, is to launch its new Combo ‘all-in-one’ to the global market following its unveiling at Bauma this week.

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A body built for speed

A specially-designed, high-volume waste body designed and built at the Terex Trucks factory in Motherwell has lowered haul costs and reduced unloading to “an almost unheard of” 12 seconds on a recycling application.

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Breedon surges ahead

Construction materials group Breedon outperformed the GB market in sales volumes across all its key products as it surged towards an £862.7m turnover last year. But 2018 was “not the easiest of years” it said.

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Quarry switches to Volvos

A Dumbarton quarry business has broken with tradition by replacing its Cat wheeled loaders with Volvos. And the customer's managing director Andrew Thompson says the move has been “a great experience so far”.

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My, that’s a big one!

A Northern Ireland company is operating a coal handling Cat 982M wheeled loader with the biggest bucket ever fitted to that model. Dealer Finning collaborated on the design to ensure machine stability under full load.

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Who’s best in the quarry?

The search has started for the outstanding people and projects in Scotland’s quarry industry. “This is all about celebrating success, with a particular focus on recognising excellence,” says the Institute of Quarrying.

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