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100+ year old quarry company

 

 

 

100+ year old quarry company
invests in new loader and
moves into paving

[top] John Wainwright (left) with George and Purnell Luff in the background at the Newbury Colliery in 1911.When an aggregate supplier has been established for over 100 years, they acquire a vast knowledge in how to maximise efficiencies in producing and delivering a product whose value can fluctuate alarmingly in a construction market going through challenging times. John Wainwright & Co Ltd is one such company.

[top] John Wainwright (left) with George and Purnell Luff in the background at the Newbury Colliery in 1911.

[bottom] “Stone Getters” so much of the process of quarrying in the early 20th century was manual.

In any quarry, equipment selection is critical and has to be balanced to productivity demands. The Mendips based, independent extractive company has taken delivery of a new Volvo L180G, as its prime stock handling loading shovel, together with a new ABG6870 for its Surfacing Division.

The loader is working at the Moon Hill quarry which the company has operated continuously since 1897. It covers and area of approximately 240 acres. The quarry produces high quality basalt aggregate.

The company today concentrates on producing aggregate from the Andesite beds which as an aggregate is generally considered the highest quality for use as roadstone. After processing, the basalt is supplied both dry and coated to precise specifications.

Contractors_World_UK_Contractors_World_UK_Volvo L180G   The processed material is stored in large bins in a stocking out area, where the new L180G is primarily working. It has many specified options to ensure it meets the high levels of safety and efficiency the company insists upon.

The loader is equipped with a 5.6 m³ rehandling bucket complete with a straight edge. This, coupled to a set of Goodyear RL5K wheel and tyre assemblies, additional rear counterweight and boom suspension, has made a significant increase in output over its predecessor dispatching a 29 tonne articulated bulker to the weighbridge in just three passes.

One safety feature that emphasises the company’s focus on safety is an automatic door opening device. By flicking a switch on the key fob, the operator can open the door to the cab automatically thereby avoiding the hazard of swinging the door open at height.

The machine is also fitted with an Ogden reverse system, hi viz pulsating lights and LED side markers. A further feature that Wainwright chose from the option list was independent cab heating which runs off the engine’s hot water.

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