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Cat 328D LCR hydraulic excavator

Kent-based waste-management firm invests in new Cat 328D LCR excavator from Finning

TW Services have taken delivery of a new Cat 328D LCR hydraulic excavator from Finning, to help support waste stockpile management applications throughout Kent.  The machine features three-way hydraulic rotator sheer lines that allow a number of work tools to be added to the unit, giving it greater versatility both within the TW waste-management facility and out on site at various remediation projects.

This has given TW Services a higher rate of productivity and the latest investment joins a number of Cat machines within the company's fleet, including Cat 950K/966H wheel loaders, M318/M322 material handlers and Cat 320D excavators.


Spencer Ray, managing director of TW Services, said: ‘Thanks to an increase in both waste throughput from the East Kent Waste Project and some exciting upcoming remediation schemes, we presented Finning with a specification that would allow us to enjoy the benefits associated with increased productivity at a lower operating cost and flexibility surrounding application when compared to other machines.

‘The new Cat 328 is able to accomplish tasks in applications where space isn't a factor, without losing out on power or production levels. This was a crucial factor in deciding to choose another Cat machine from Finning.’

The Cat 328D LCR excavator is fitted with a Stage IV Cat C7 engine with ACERT technology, which uses fuel delivery, air management and electronic control to optimize engine performance. This results in an 8% increase in horsepower compared to its predecessors, offering the customer an increase in performance and the potential for a higher return on investment.

Mr Ray commented: ‘We have the capability to handle 750,000 tonnes of waste and the new Cat machine will help to optimize the rate of throughput and maximize the proportion of material that is recycled at our 20-acre site in Sandwich, as well as undertake waste-handling operations at remote inert recovery facilities we are managing today and moving forward. Cat machines are already tried and tested within our fleet and it was a fairly straightforward decision to invest in another.’

Dale Nicoll, customer account manager at Finning, said: ‘TW Services is a major name in the waste-management industry and we have enjoyed a very productive relationship with the company spanning a number of years.

‘Having this close working relationship means we are able to look at the challenges TW Services face, such as the advent of further inert recovery facilities and an increase in waste throughput from the East Kent Waste Project. It's this knowledge and our understanding of Cat equipment that we're able to recommend a cost-effective and flexible machine and solution to support the needs of an important customer.’


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