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Sennebogen dragline for Hanson Brick

 

HANSON Building Products have ordered a new 180-tonne Sennebogen 6180HD electric dragline from UK distributors E. H. Hassell & Sons Ltd of Stoke-on-Trent.

Scheduled for delivery later this year, the machine will operate at Must Farm Quarry, Whittlesey, where it will be used to supply material to the Kings Dyke and Saxon brick factories.

Driven by a 450kW electric motor, the 6180D features a state-of-the-art hydraulic system, electric speed sensing and additional hydraulics. With a line pull up to 2 x 30 tonnes, the machine is designed to offer precise control and high line speeds complemented by a robust and service-friendly design.

Commenting on the order, Geoffrey Howson, operations manager of Hanson Brick (South) said: ‘We had to consider many issues in choosing the Sennebogen. First, the machine had to be capable of supplying the factories with enough clay material to operate both day- and night-shift production.

‘Secondly, to meet planning restrictions and minimize the impact on the local environment, the material will need to be supplied to a clay store operating on a day-shift only.

‘Taking these considerations into account, we are looking forward to working with the Sennebogen 6180HD dragline and developing our relationship with E.H. Hassell. The machine will be one of the largest supplied in the UK for many years and we are confident that it will satisfy our requirements.’

For further information contact E.H.Hassell & Sons Ltd, on tel: (01782) 644299; fax: (01782) 657255.

 

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