Contractors World

The UK and Ireland's only FREE to READ digital publication for
construction, demolition, mining and quarrying industries

Contractors World UK & Ireland
2011 Volume 1 Issue 8
Forward: Print Page Register (free) Bookmark Page

cw cw cw cw cw Buyers Guide cw cw cw


 • Seddon and Viaduct Housing Partnership building for the future.

 • GT Access Takes UKs First 15 m Hinowa Booms
 • Snorkel UK Appoints PLP Lift Trucks As Regional Dealer
 • A-Plant to Merge Lion Trackhire and Eve under New Name
 • Lendlease have renewed their framework agreement with Human Recognition Systems.
 • RPS Appointed for GWR Exeter Depot Expansion




• back issues
•  brochures

Contractors World - Eco Friendly publishing
Sponsor a tree
by planting
your logo
in our
virtual forest
to aid the

Lighthouse Club
Benevolent Fund

previous page   PAGE 20    next page

Contractors_World_UK_Singleton Birch goe for another Volvo

Singleton Birch Ltd, has taken delivery of a second Volvo L350F wheeled loader for its quarrying activities at Melton Ross Quarries, Barnetby, North Lincolnshire, based upon the fuel savings of their first machine delivered in February 2010. sdasd



Delivering on a promise secures order for 2nd loader at Singleton Birch

In February 2010, the independent lime producing company opted for an L350F as one of its prime movers - departing from their previous choice of supplier. And their decision then was based on the expectation of significant fuel savings over the lifetime of the machine.

“At the time, we were swayed by Volvo’s claim for the loader making a 10 litre per hour saving in fuel and they were right because the machine has done just that!” claims quarry manager Mark Sacker.

“At today’s cost for red diesel, the loader has saved us in excess of £20,000 in its first year of operation and as a result, this became the main driving factor for us to opt for the model again to replace our second face machine,” he continued.

Singleton Birch is the only quarry in Great Britain now running two Volvo loaders side by side with both machines deployed on loading blasted chalk from the face and running to a mobile sizer on runs of up to 150 metres. Both machines operate a 12 hour shift, seven days a week delivering around 450 tonnes of material per hour to the primary. The 52 tonne wheeled loaders have been especially prepared to Singleton Birch’s specification and follows, where practicable, the Mineral Products Association check list for safety parameters applicable to mobile plant.

Contractors_World_UK_The second Volvo wheel loader for Singleton BirchThe significant modification to the machine surrounds the safe entry and exit to the operator’s compartment featuring hydraulically retractable steps located at the nearside rear of the machine and a widened platform and associated grab rails to facilitate full door opening to the cab.

Page 2 of 2 >>>


previous page   PAGE 20   next page

red divide
CW Contractors World - the digital publication for construction industry

Contractors World Magazines are published by VVV Limited
©VVV Ltd 2011 All Rights Reserved

Publisher: Roger Lindley
Content compiled and edited by:
Roger Lindley MCIM

Page updated: December 2011



CP&E Contractors Plant & Equipment
CP&E Contractors Plant & Equipment up-to-date information on plant and equipment.


Contractors World -International
Contractors World International up-to-date information on news, plant and equipment from around the world.


Contractros World - Australia
Australia News
Online Buyers Guide of Construction, Quarrying

Contractors World - Eco Friendly publishingBy reading this page on line you are helping to save trees.
Trees saved up to October 2011: >450
See our
virtual forest

Support the Lighthoue Club Benevolent Fund by sponsoring virtual trees Support the Lighthouse Club Benevolent Fund by sponsoring virtual trees

CML House
7 Bell Mead
Herts CM21 9ES
Tel: +44 1279 600598

Contractors World is many magazines in one - construction news for latest information (read our daily news pages) and a site equipment magazine featuring site reports from around the world and reviews of construction plant and equipment as it is introduced.

Written specifically for earthmovers, quarry management, plant hire executives, and others with an interest in the construction and related industries.

Registered Office: 54 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 1EJ, UK
Registered as a company in England and Wales, number 3892263

Contractors World, CP&E - Contractors Plant & Equipment and the Contractors World - UK & Ireland Edition are independent publications published through CWMag by VVV Ltd.

The mention of companies and/or products within the editorial pages or in advertisements does not infer any endorsement by the publisher or editors. All editorial is freely given, without conditions and at the sole discretion of the editor. Opinions expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of the publishers. Other than saving and distributing in complete page formats, copying, reproduction, decoding or disassembly of content or computer code by any means of any part of the publication is prohibited unless prior approval is provided by VVV Ltd in writing and confirmation received of agreement with any terms and conditions applicable. PDF version may be downloaded for personal use but no content may be used for promotional purposes or copied to web sites. All images and video content are subject to copyrights.