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Contractors World - UK & Ireland Vol 2 No 8
PGC Contractors use JCBs on
massive groundworks project
A leading Midlands contractor has bought 13 new
JCB machines after securing some of the region’s
largest groundwork’s projects of 2012.
Worcestershire-based PGC Contractors Ltd has
now taken delivery of the new models – six JS130
tracked excavators, two JS 220 tracked excavators
and five 3CX Sitemaster backhoe loaders – and
put several straight to work on site, most notably
at Oldbury, West Midlands. This particular
project, on behalf of VINCI Construction UK
Ltd, is to build a new plant for Chinook Sciences Ltd and Innovative
Environmental Solutions (IES). It is set to become one of the UK’s largest facilities dealing with post shredder
residues from end-of-life vehicles.
PGC Managing Director, Dave Spencer said: “Being chosen by one of the country’s biggest and best construction
firms to carry out this prestigious project was a great achievement.
The tracked excavator models chosen for this project are superb groundworkers with impressive outputs and
they are extremely compact in relation to their stability and power.”
The facility at Oldbury will have the capacity to process up to 190,000 tonnes-a-year of the material which is left
after ELVs are shredded, recovering metals, plastics and aggregates which will then be sent on to re-processors.
The remaining material - wood, foam and plastics - is then to be treated using Chinook Sciences’ advanced
thermal treatment to generate up to 40 megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity which is returned to the National
Grid with only a minor percentage of material sent to landfill.
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Youngman compact scissor lift for Prolift
During the last eight months, Prolift Access of Wellington in Somerset
has added a fleet of 25 Youngman BoSS X3X push-around scissor lift
platforms plus three of the company’s latest X3X-SP self-propelled
models in order to meet a strong demand for ultra compact machines
able to tackle a variety of low level tasks.
Established just three years ago, Prolift Access has grown rapidly
to become the largest independent hirer of access equipment in SW
England with a current fleet of 262 machines with working heights up
to 18 m and a workforce of 27 located across two depots.
Commenting on the choice of Youngman, Prolift’s managing
director Andy Pearson said: “We had trials of a few different makes
of small scissor lifts, which showed us that, in our opinion, Youngman
offered the best combination of performance, lightness, ease of
maintenance and parts interchangeability.”
Supplied through Access Platform Sales, the Youngman fleet
has already proved very popular with a wide variety of Prolift’s
customers including heating and ventilation specialists and electrical contractors
who appreciate the machine’s compact size, manoeuvrability and light weight which allows them to be used on
suspended computer flooring.
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