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Case CX700B ME“Basically the Cat was too light for the duties here” explains Edward Fairhurst, director of Fairhurst Stone. In search of a more suitable machine, Fairhurst approached C J Leonard. “We already have a Case CX460 and a CX130 working at another quarry” comments Mr Fairhurst. “They are both good machines, so we wanted to see what Case could offer in place of the old Cat.”

The CX700B ME weighs 20 tonnes more than the machine it replaces, but it performs like an even bigger machine. With tear-out forces of up to 224 kN, extremely fast loading and a modern engine and hydraulic management, the Case is one of the most productive machines in its class.

Fitted with a Miller Rock Bucket, the new digger will pick up 30 tonne blocks with no difficulty, says Mr Fairhurst. “The productivity is brilliant.”

The machine, which is soon due to move to the company’s quarry in Whitworth, Lancashire, works long hours and so operator comfort is also vitally important.

As well as low fuel consumption, the new Case CX700B ME has long service intervals (for example, 5,000 hours between hydraulic fluid changes and 1,000 hour bucket lubrication intervals) thus reducing maintenance costs and machine downtime.

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Komatsu UK Celebrates 25 Years

Mr Peter Howe (centre) treated his distinguished guests to a tour of the Komatsu UK plant. From left to right: Mr Tetsuji Ohashi , Director and Senior Executive Officer, Komatsu Ltd – Mr Peter Howe, Managing Director of Komatsu UK Ltd, Chairman of Komatsu Europe International nv – Mr Mick Henry CBE, Leader of Gateshead Council.

Komatsu UK Celebrates 25 Years

Komatsu UK (KUK), celebrated its 25th anniversary on July 16 2012. For the celebrations, Peter Howe, KUK Managing Director and Chairman of Komatsu Europe International welcomed Mr Ohashi and a delegation of other senior executives from Komatsu Ltd., the company’s global headquarters in Japan. Ms Keiko Fujiwara, Managing Director & CEO of Komatsu Europe International, also attended.

Established in 1985, KUK was officially opened by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales in 1987. It is located in Birtley, Gateshead, near Newcastle in the North East of England.

Over the last 25 years KUK has produced more than 59,000 machines and has achieved a cumulative turnover of over € 4.8 billion, making an enormous contribution to the region’s economy. Komatsu UK is part of the global Komatsu organisation, which is the world’s second largest manufacturer and supplier of construction and mining equipment and has proudly been providing products for nearly a century. Komatsu’s head office is located in Tokyo.

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