Fowles Crushed Concrete takes Delivery of its First Solmec Mobile Handler
- 28 August 2011
- Company & Industry News
A Solmec 210ESC mobile waste handler has been delivered to Fowles Crushed Concrete of Feltham in Middlesex where it is being used mainly for loading wood and general waste into a pair of large shredders. Established some 30 years ago, Fowles specialises in concrete recycling and last year, for example, handled all the demolition waste from Terminal 2 at nearby Heathrow Airport.
The new Solmec machine, supplied by local dealer Promac Solutions of Aldermaston, is the first of this make to be added to Fowles extensive fleet of equipment and is now helping the company keep pace with the volume of material handled every day at its Feltham site.
According to owner Tim Fowles, “Unlike the machine it replaced, all Solmec units are designed from the ground up as waste handlers and so it is not surprising they perform so much better than a converted wheeled excavator.”
Mr. Fowles continued, “Our Solmec handler is currently sorting about 2000 tonne of material every week and we are over the moon with its performance.”
The 24 tonne 210ESC chosen by Fowles Crushed Concrete is powered by a Deutz 6-cylinder engine developing 135 kW (183 hp) and features load sensing hydraulics, an hydraulic high-rise cab, front blade and rear outriggers.
For this application the machine has been specified with a 6 m straight boom and 3.8 m selector arm to which is attached a Trevi Benne PMG15 rotating grab.