Sovereign goes back to school with a crusher
- 22 July 2010
- Product News
Northamptonshire-based Sovereign Plant has used a Dig A Crusher 700 excavator-mounted crusher bucket to spearhead the extension of one of the UK's most exclusive boarding schools. Mounted on a Caterpillar 320 hydraulic excavator, the attachment has been used to process construction and demolition waste, providing valuable recycled materials for the development of Rutland's Uppingham School.
Located in England's smallest country, Rutland, Uppingham School is home to some 750 boarders from across the UK and is renowned as the school that invented "all-round education".
Pupils have access to almost 50 hectares of space, large parts of which are dedicated to theatre, the arts and sports. Uppingham is also famous as the former school of TV celebrity chef and author Rick Stein.
The school is currently in the midst of a major upgrading as part of a multi-million pound programme to extend its already extensive sports facilities.
As part of that upgrading programme, Sovereign Plant has supplied a Caterpillar 320 hydraulic excavator equipped with a Dig A Crusher 700 screening bucket attachment to process concrete and brick hardcore.
Hired from Dig A Crusher, the unit was used to turn the "waste" rubble and demolition debris into a 40 mm fill product that will be used in the foundations of the extended sports facility.
"We didn't want to take a dedicated track-mounted crusher or screen into the school grounds because of the noise and disruption it would cause," concludes Sovereign Plant managing director Terry Bright. "The Dig A Crusher 700 proved to be a good replacement and allowed us to process material without incurring the cost of removing it from site."
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