Recycled aggregate supplier adds new HX300AL crawler excavator and HA960A wheel loader to existing fleet
CONTRACTORS looking for recycled construction materials in Northamptonshire, need look no further than Oundle-based Select Stone. Established 21 years ago, the company recycles inert construction and demolition (C&D) waste from across the region – crushing, screening, and cleaning the materials – to produce a variety of stone products, recycled Type 1 and 6F2, and screened topsoil.
The latest machines to join the company’s growing fleet of equipment are an HD Hyundai HX300AL crawler excavator and an HL960A wheel loader. Both units were supplied by local dealers Willowbrook Plant and they join another HX300, an HX140A, and HX220A, along with a range of specialist crushing and screening machinery.
An impressive reliability and durability record, coupled with a high level of service and backup from Willowbrook Plant, has seen the company return to Hyundai for these latest machines. Select Stone say they had tried other brands of machinery in the past, but none could match the performance, economy, and reliability of the Hyundais.
Indeed, the new HL960A loading shovel has been praised by Dave Bright, founder of Select Stone, for its superior operator comfort, productivity and reliability. Both machines have been supplied with a three-year repair and maintenance contract, with Willowbrook responsible for all service work.
‘They are really good on fuel, and I can’t fault the [service] backup from Willowbrook,’ said Mark Mullock, business partner at Select Stone. ‘Willowbrook monitors the machines for us through Hi-MATE telematics and they book in the servicing for us to keep everything up to date.’
As well as recycling operations, Select Stone also have a growing fleet of crushers, screens, trommels, and compact excavators that are available for hire. These machines can be supplied as a package, to recycle C&D material on a customer’s own site, reducing the movement of recycled waste to and from the site.
The company will be looking to add further 20-tonne machines to the crushing equipment rental line-up, but Mr Mullock remains happy with the larger HX300AL for use at the main recycling site.
‘We made the decision to go for a 30-tonner, as the difference in cost between a 20- or 30-tonne excavator isn’t that vast and the fuel consumption isn’t that much more,’ he commented. ‘But with the performance that we are getting, it just makes sense to have the HX300AL.’