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GDL add new specialist plant to their fleet

GDL Streumaster

New specialist plant marks company’s long association with Wirtgen, Streumaster and Hydrema

GROUND Developments Ltd (GDL) have added new specialist plant machinery to their fleet, marking the company’s long association with Wirtgen Group, Streumaster and Hydrema, and signalling more growth for the Scottish-based ground-improvement specialist. 

The introduction of the new Wirtgen WR240i stabilization mixer with an integrated binder spreader from Streumaster, which is mounted on a customized Hydrema chassis, to GDL’s existing fleet allows the company to offer increased and significant capacity within the soil-stabilization market.

Following many years of experience, the Hydrema spreader design is the direct result of extensive collaboration between GDL and the manufacturer to create a bespoke solution for the company that is suited to its application. 

The team at GDL also has a long association with the Wirtgen Group, having operated their stabilization mixers, spreaders and rollers for more than a decade. As recognized leaders in their respective fields, the companies have also worked in partnership to advance the use of soil-stabilization techniques in the UK.

Richard Allsopp, operations director for Wirtgen Ltd, said: ‘Working together with the team at GDL allows us to focus on their experience in order to develop machines that deliver their technical knowledge and expertise on the ground in live projects for their clients. Our collaboration gives us a competitive edge and is driving the successful use of soil-stabilization techniques on a wide range of projects in the UK.’

GDL say this latest investment in plant machinery will help them to maximize the capabilities of their current and extensive in-house fleet of plant and will allow the company to fulfil a range of new and existing contracts.

Kevin Mackenzie, managing director of GDL, explained: ‘As we look ahead to major infrastructure projects such as HS2, we need to ensure that we can provide the most up-to-date modern plant in order to effectively manage the requirements of these types of complex strategic projects. This includes new machines that can maximize our capacity while featuring the latest safety features such as 360° cameras and hi-visibility handrails.

‘We’re constantly looking at ways in which we can deliver innovative ground improvement, and our experience over the years has allowed us to work directly with manufacturers such as Wirtgen and Hydrema to create our own bespoke and preferred spreading solution.

‘As environmental regulations continue to swing in our favour, forcing greater consideration to be given to the maximum re-use of material on site, we envisage that soil stabilization will be a mainstream consideration for any UK earthworks project.’

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