Dig A Crusher Gone to the Dogs
- 08 May 2012
- Product News
The ability to produce 6F2 material using a 900 Series Dig A Crusher excavator bucket crusher has dramatically cut the disposal costs of hardcore and fines for a transfer station in the Isle of Dogs.
"It's the best bit of kit we've ever bought," commented Colin Phillips of IOD Skip Hire. "We've nearly halved the bill for the removal of fines from site, which has paid for a 22-tonne Doosan excavator that is now dedicated to crushing hardcore."
Based in Canning Town, London E16, next door to the 2012 Olympic Park, the company serves east London from a two-acre site. On average it processes 1,500 tonnes of waste a week, of which 60 per cent is inert and the balance commercial. Approximately, 70 per cent of all material is recycled.
Because space is limited, the company finds it difficult to store hardcore and fines from screened C&D waste. Therefore, it has to have them removed from site either free-of-charge or, in the case of the fines, at considerable cost.
"With the Dig A Crusher bucket attachment we are now able to reduce our hardcore down to 50mm and mix it with fines to produce a certified 6F2 general fill/capping material, which is then supplied to contractors for sub-surface work," explained Colin.
"As space is at a premium, the excavator/attachment arrangement is ideal because it has such a small footprint and as the crusher bucket can be easily detached, we also have the option of using the excavator on other jobs."
The company acquired a 900 Series Dig A Crusher, which has a 0.75m2 capacity, two years ago after seeing a demonstration at a nearby construction site in Barking.
An added bonus has been the reliability of the bucket. As Colin pointed out: "There's really nothing to service and besides general wear and tear, quality has not been an issue."
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