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GD Harries show continued loyalty

As one of the UK’s largest Powerscreen and Pegson users, GD Harries (GDH) of Narbeth, Pembrokeshire looked no further when it came to purchasing additional equipment to produce material for their new asphalt plant.

Since its inception 32 years ago, when Gerald Harries started a plant hire and road surfacing company, the company has witnessed steady growth. Now employing over 75 staff, GDH operate out of two quarries at Neath and Blaencilgoed, producing around 500,000 tonnes of aggregates a year.

With their recent £3 million investment in a state-of-the-art asphalt plant, additional equipment was required to facilitate this new operation. In order to fulfil the growing demand for material, both for the new plant and to the open market, Ian Harries, managing director, opted to purchase a complete new crushing train from Blue Southern. With over 20 Powerscreen and Pegson machines in his fleet, there was no surprise when Ian opted for the combination of a Pegson 1000 Maxtrak, a Powerscreen Chieftain 2100 and a Powerscreen H 5163.

Commenting on the new equipment Ian said: ‘Our demand for product has never been greater with some large contracts and our new tar plant. As a result, the key for us is reliability and that is why I once again choose to purchase Pegson and Powerscreen equipment. The 1000 Maxtrak cone has been a great addition, I’m delighted with the shape and quality of material being produced.’

On long-standing suppliers Blue, Ian added: ‘I can’t fault Blue. They have bent over backwards for us over the years and the after-sales service has been fantastic.’

Material crushed by the Terex Pegson 1000 Maxtrak is directly fed into the Powerscreen Chieftain 2100 for an initial separation of material, with oversized being recirculated into the 1000 Maxtrak. The end product is then fed into the Powerscreen H 5163 for final sizing.

Blue Machinery (Group) plc, 9 Broadleys Road, Springkerse Industrial Estate, Stirling FK7 7ST; tel: +44 (0)1786 469444; fax: +44 (0)1786 469222

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