On the Case at Yorkshire Aggregates
Doncaster-based recycling firm expands equipment fleet with two new Case 921F wheel loaders
YORKSHIRE Aggregates have taken delivery of two new Case 921F wheel loaders for use at their Armthorpe recycling centre, near Doncaster. Supplied by local Case dealers Warwick Ward Machinery, the loading shovels join an existing fleet that includes: Case 821F and 1021F wheel loaders; a compact 221F model; and a CX210C excavator.
The recycling facility – which handles around 200,000 tonnes of materials a year – provides a range of aggregate products/services, including supplying and delivering quarried aggregates, washed recycled products and topsoil, as well as tipping facilities for inert waste, which is the core input material for Yorkshire Aggregates’ recycling operation. The new Case wheel loaders will be used to move a wide variety of materials around the site, as well loading materials into hoppers and for screening.
Simon Causier, general manager of Warwick Ward Machinery, said: ‘Yorkshire Aggregates approached us when they needed to replace their existing 821Es and were looking to upgrade to more powerful machines. We suggested the Case 921F wheel loader would be the ideal plant.
‘It has heavy-duty axles and a six-cylinder, 255hp FPT engine. And with its unique cooling cube design and auto-reverse fan, this ensures constant fluid temperatures with no overheating – due to clogged radiators which can often be an issue with the conventional overlapping design.’
The 921F model is equipped with a Tier IV Final-compliant 6.7-litre engine; providing fuel efficiency and reliability. The air intake flow is increased by a turbocharger with air-to-air cooling, while the machine’s multiple injection is said to deliver best-in-class high torque performance at low rev/min.
The wheel loader utilizes Case’s ProShift five-speed transmission with lock up which provides enhanced efficiency, as it eliminates torque converter losses from second gear up to fifth gear. The five-speed transmission also allows the machine to work at a lower rev range, reducing fuel consumption.
Mark Jones, managing director of Yorkshire Aggregates, said: ‘With our existing Case machines which have provided reliability over the years and a strong relationship built up with Warwick Ward, it was an easy decision to purchase more Case products.
‘Reliability is a key factor for us as we operate a very busy site so having machines out of action is not an option. The aftersales support from Warwick Ward is very good and that is important. When we invest in new machines, we’re always looking for the total package and Warwick Ward are able to deliver the whole solution.’