Reston Waste celebrate milestone with Hyundai machine
London-based recycling firm marks 20th anniversary with new HL940A wheel loader
RESTON Waste Management are celebrating their 20th anniversary in business this year and to mark the milestone, the waste-management firm has invested in another new Hyundai HL940A loading shovel.
Due to the growing volume of waste materials coming in for Reston – where up to 75,000 tonnes of construction and demolition (C&D) debris is processed and recycled annually – the company needed a new machine that could meet the high expectations of its plant operators and deliver top-tier performance.
Reston Waste operate out of three depots in Wimbledon and have major plans for expansion going forward. The company is already a large player in the south London waste industry with a materials recovery facility (MRF) and strong fleet of varied waste-spec plant including Hyundai HX140LC excavators and HL940A wheel loaders.
It was decided by managing director Andrew Reston that the Hyundai HL940A wheel loader was the company’s preferred machine yet again – meeting not only Reston Waste’s operational requirements but also exceeded them.
Josh Bloomfield Reston, transfer station manager at Reston Waste, said: ‘We have had machines from other manufacturers but since moving to Hyundai we find the brand to be robust and a very reliable machine, with little or no downtime, which is what you need in the waste environment. The mobile plant works long hours with two shifts per day, so there’s no time for an unpredictable machine.’
Powered by a Stage V-compliant Cummins engine, the HL940A loading shovel comes equipped with an onboard automatic weighing system (accurate to within + or – 1%) and has enhanced accessibility to the sealed engine room with a tilt-back hood that allows for easy cleaning and maintenance.
The machine has also been specified with additional features to cope with the harsh, demanding conditions of a waste-recycling facility. These include: bolt-on demolition cab guards; a Fireward automatic dual-agent fire-suppression system; and an All-Around View Monitoring (AAVM) camera system that provides a 360-degree virtual view for the operator, which is essential when working in potentially hazardous environments.