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Case CX240B MH proves twice as good for waste recycling company

Grist Group order second CX240B materials handler

The owner of a Case CX240B MH material handler has been so impressed by the machine that he has ordered another model.

The Grist Group of companies, based in Devizes in Wiltshire, purchased their first CX240B MH for subsidiary company Wiltshire Waste Recycling. The machine, fitted with a clam-shell grab, is used to sort through building and construction waste as it arrives at the company’s waste-handling site and also feed a trommel screen.

Nigel Grist, chairman of the Grist Group of companies, commented: ‘The high-rise cab is the first thing and it’s excellent, meaning you can see what you’re doing very well and work a lot more safely. The specification of the machine is spot on in terms of power and reach, and the tracks mean it’s very stable. For what it does, it’s far better than having a wheeled machine as it doesn’t have to drop the stabilizers and there are no punctures.’

The company have also purchased a Case WX185 20-tonne machine to complement the CX240B-MH.

The success of the first Case material handler has prompted Grist to purchase another, a specially modified CX240B MH model. This time the machine has been purchased for another subsidiary, Devizes Reclamation Co. Ltd, where it is used to handle scrap cars. First it feeds them into a baling machine, then it stacks the 1-tonne bales before finally loading them into trucks.

One of the most important characteristics of the machine is that it has been modified to meet the requirements of the task in hand. The curve at the end of the dipper arm has been tightened slightly in order for it to be able to use a five-tined grab, which is essential in the process of handling the scrap cars. The modifications were carried out by LDH, Case dealers based in Newport, South Wales.

The CX240B MH is used eight hours a day, six days a week and can handle up to 20,000 tonnes of scrap each year.


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