Bucket Bundie enhances efficiency and safety for SRC
Sewells Reservoir Construction Ltd T/A SRC Aggregates, is an independent, family owned business providing aggregate solutions.
SRC operates state of the art recycling equipment, specialising in waste disposal services for inert, non-hazardous waste, as well as hazardous materials.
SRC recently added two Bucket Bundie Fuel Bowsers to their fleet provided by manufacturers and suppliers Ace Plant.
Ace Plant, home of the ‘Bundie Bowser’ fuel storage range, are a plant hire company based in Milton Keynes who utilise their engineering roots to manufacture Fuel Storage Solutions and Dust Suppression equipment for hire and sale throughout the UK. Based on the same concept as the patented Bucket Bundie Fuel Bowser, Ace Plant’s Bucket Bundie Store was seen shortlisted in the Institute of Quarrying’s Excellence Awards in the knowledge and innovation category - a fantastic accolade for the ‘Bundie Bowser’ name.
The two Bucket Bundie units were purchased to further enhance SRC’s efficiency, safety and ease on site. Prior to the purchase of these new units, SRC utilised static tanks for fuel storage; which had to be moved around site with a 4 leg drop chain, as well as mobile units being towed around site.
Brett Hallworth, Plant Manager at SRC, originally noticed the Bucket Bundie Fuel Bowser on www.aceplant.co.uk and could see the immediate benefits these units would have on site. By utilising the Bucket Bundie Fuel Bowsers, this allowed a much easier, quicker and safer fuel delivery method to crushers and other items of plant and equipment. These units removed the need for lifting chains as well as the need for the operator to leave the safety of the machine cab to attach said chains. The operator can simply drive into the specially shaped lift legs, re-position the bowser and continue with the job in hand.
The first unit is currently being utilised at SRC’s Martell’s Quarry near Colchester (as pictured), the second unit is based on a crushing / recycling depot in East London. Brett said, “having the two units on two different types of applications has shown that there are various safety, time and cost benefits for using the Bucket Bundie Bowser”. Brett also really liked the ability to have the units painted in their own company colours (at no extra cost) to keep in line with the rest of their fleet.
The Bucket Bundie Bowser is available is three different capacities: 450L, 1000L & 2250L with SRC opting for the larger 2250L option.
The next chapter in the Ace Plant Bucket Bundie Bowser story is the ability to deliver both Diesel and AdBlue in one trip from the same bowser. This can be seen within other site tow, road tow and static units within the range but not quite yet in the Bucket Bundie range.
To find out more visit www.aceplant.co.uk or call 01908 562191.