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Burlington Stone increases its fleet of heavy duty Case machines
Proven reliability and performance combined with reduced ownership costs were key reasons for Burlington Stone choosing a Case 1021 F Series Wheel Loader
Burlington Stone, one of the UK’s leading natural stone and slate producers has increased its quarry and earthmoving equipment fleet of Case machines to 10 with the addition of a new Case 1021 F series wheel loader, supplied by local Case dealer Dennis Barnfield.
The company operates eight quarries, producing eleven different types of high grade architectural stone and roof slate for construction and building use. The slate is also used for floor tiles, flagstones, stone cladding and for bespoke design projects.
The Case 1021F will join an existing Case fleet of 7 x 921F wheel loaders located at Burlington’s Kirby-in-Furness quarry.
The new machine will work alongside a Case CX350C and CX470B crawler excavators at the quarry face, loading the cut stone blocks onto trucks for transportation to secondary cutting, production, crushing and recycling facilities on site.
To enable longer lengths of stone to be moved the 1021F has been fitted with tyre chains plus a V Profile special bucket.
With a Tier 4 Interim 9 litre Case/FPT diesel engine, producing 320 hp the loader has the power to handle the large blocks quickly and safely.
Ian Kelly, Quarry Manager at Burlington Stonesaid:
The Case 921E has been a great machine for us. We’ve been using Case loading shovels for 17 years and they have proved to be reliable and robust enough to handle working in what is quite a harsh environment on our sites. We have always had good productivity with the Case machines through very little down time and the power delivered by the machine is great for handling the large blocks of slate we extract.
Before purchasing the Case 1021F Burlington looked at other manufactures equivalents, Ian Kelly explains why they decided to go with another Case that without the proven reliability the Case machines offer they did not feel the others looked at offered the best value for money.
For us it was the complete package of a good purchase price, plus good fuel consumption figures and low maintenance costs. We also have a very good working relationship with Malcolm Mackay at Dennis Barnfield, which has been built up over the last 17 years. They are fairly local to us and if we have a problem or need to fit a service in around our planned operations they always do their best to help.