Miller collaboration pays off for O’Keefe
First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
Miller UK's earthmoving attachments' product range is continuing to be used by O'Keefe on major London construction sites
Earthmoving attachments from Miller UK’s extensive range are being used on major construction sites across London, England thanks to its relationship with O’Keefe, the specialist civil ground works contractor.
With nearly 40 years’ experience, O’Keefe is a market leader in the construction industry, working on projects for the retail, education, leisure, residential, industrial and commercial sectors in and around London. The company carries out enabling works, groundworks and sub-structure works and offers a plant and equipment hire service.
O’Keefe has long benefitted from its excellent working relationship with Miller. This year alone, O’Keefe has ordered Miller PowerLatch couplers and Scoop Buckets to the value of more than £60,000, which will be used in a variety of building and groundworks projects, including work on the prestigious Battersea Power Station development.
The PowerLatch coupler and Scoop Bucket have both been carefully designed to improve efficiency, and together they provide a powerful combination for O’Keefe.
Miller’s PowerLatch coupler was developed with safety firmly in mind with its patented ‘twin lock’ design to ensure that it remains securely attached in the event of loss of hydraulic pressure or if the operator accidently knocks the switch inside the cab. The PowerLatch coupler is easier to operate as well as being much lighter and stronger than comparable quick hitch couplers, making it more efficient.
The Scoop Bucket design, specifically developed to work with Miller’s PowerLatch coupler to maximise machine productivity, features integrated bucket pins to reduce the distance from the dipper arm to the tip of the bucket. Its novel profile enables the bucket to cut through the ground more effectively with minimal resistance and drag and its self-fill action gives an increased pay load.
Roy Dixon, from O’Keefe, said: “We have always believed Miller to be the premium brand for couplers and buckets in the market. We’ve used Miller products on site for many years and value the products for their quality, especially the combination of Miller’s PowerLatch coupler and Scoop bucket, which has long been our preferred attachment solution. For me it’s the balance of product quality and excellent service that makes Miller the perfect partner for us.”