Blackpool’s New Rock
Blackpool Skip Hire invest in a new Sennebogen 821 E from Molson Green as they continue to invest in machinery to cope with a surge in demand at their waste transfer station throughout the pandemic...
Located in the bustling Poulton Business Park, just North East of the city centre, Blackpool Skip Hire Ltd. is arguably the leading independent waste management company in the area. Servicing domestic, industrial, commercial & construction clients in Blackpool, Wyre, and Fylde boroughs, they have over 25 years in recycling and waste management.
The firm are clearly well established in the area and take a huge amount of pride in the reliable skip hire service they provide across the Fylde Coast. Offering a wide range of waste management services, from a one-off skip hire for a house clearance, or to provide a large site with a full Waste Management Plan. One thing is for sure when you see the team interacting with customers, Blackpool Skip Hire have a reputation that only comes with year after year of providing a great service at a fair price.
This approach is continued through to their equipment, as Operations Director Kenny Stephenson explained, “When considering a new machine, we look at the full picture. By that I mean everything from productivity and cost of ownership through to after sales support available from the dealer. In short, does it do what we want, as well as offering good value and are the guys we are buying it from going to give us the support we need? For us, the Sennebogen and the support from Molson were miles ahead of the competition.
“With our parent company MJ Teal, we have had first-hand experience of dealing with Molson thanks to the Terex Finlay crushers and screeners we run, in addition to a Hyundai HL960 loading shovel… and Molson have always been there when we needed them, with a team of experts on hand to solve the problem and keep our machines running. So, when they told us about the Sennebogen, we had to take a look at it”.
The Sennebogen 821 E series offers operators an impressive 11m reach thanks to its K11 ULM boom configuration, which includes a 6.3m boom section and 4.2m arm. With a 650l Kinshofer sorting grab mounted directly to the arm, the 821 E offers the precision and finesse when picking and sorting recyclable material from the waste streams, whilst also delivering bulk capacity that improves efficiency when loading.
This machine is fitted with the Sennebogen Max Cab, which offers operators an almost uninterrupted panoramic view to increase safety and efficiency. In addition to this view, operators also benefit from both side and rear cameras shown on a clear LED screen mounted in the top right of the cab that allows the operator to quickly check, without the screen creating a visual obstruction.
Fitted with four stabilisers, the Sennebogen can be elevated from the ground to maximise stability by providing a level base for the machine to start operations. This stability is vital as the cab is able to elevate so that the operator has an eye level at 4.25m, which is the perfect height to see into high sided waggons and containers when loading. This allows the operator to ensure each waggon is loaded to full capacity and subsequently improve the businesses operating efficiency.
With reliable hydraulics driven by an economical 97 kW / 130 hp, Tier 4f compliant Cummins QSB 4.5 engine, the 821 E certainly packs the punch required. Unusually though, this power comes at an exceptionally low price, certainly in terms of fuel consumption.
With the tried and tested Cummins power pack only using appx 10 Ltr p/h partnered with low service costs thanks to the robust engineered Sennebogen components, the 821 E certainly delivers a low life cost. Something that is a serious point of consideration for anyone buying a new machine for their business.
Kenny went on to say, “When you get up close to the Sennebogen, you can really see that it is a superior machine to many others on the market. The notorious German build quality that is so well known in cars is also clear to see in their material handlers. From the quality of materials in the cab, through to engineering features on the machine such as the Hydro Clean ultra-fine particle oil filter that ensures the hydraulic system components can last significantly longer than on other material handlers with some filters lasting up to 4000 hours”.
Molson Green Sales Manager, Brian Albiston said, “Kenny and the team were very clear on what they wanted from this machine. With how busy the site is, along with the wider variety of material they sort and process here, it was clear to me from the start that versatility and reliability is the key. In the Sennebogen 821 E they have both of these attributes in abundance. The ULM boom configuration, with the selector grab attachment means that the operator can pick with precision when sorting, but still reduce loading cycle times when loading bins and waggons”.
Kenny and the team have also opted for the peace of mind provided by a fixed price service agreement from Molson Green. The agreement sees all labour, travel, and parts (both wet and dry) for an agreed number of hours, built into a fixed monthly charge. By taking this option, Blackpool Skip Hire will not only reduce the risk of machine down time, but also protect against potential cost increases thanks to external factors, such as Brexit tariff charges.
Kenny said, “The service agreement means that we know exactly what this machine is costing us each month. We just need to add a driver and fuel, the rest is covered. When running a busy business like we are here, it has been great how Molson have been able to make the whole process so easy and straight forward. Like us, just honest people, offering great products and service”.