First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
Tillicoultry Quarries' Northfield quarry in Scotland has received its Metso Lokotrack LT120 mobile jaw crusher plant through Garriock Bros, Metso's official dealer in Scotland, England and Wales. The new crusher will be used for production at Tillicoultry's quarries, ensuring higher flexibility and capacity.
“We have a healthy mobile processing fleet, albeit our largest jaws are mainly used for recycling and some primary processing,” says Andrew Shakeshaft, area production manager at Tillicoultry Quarries. “The Lokotrack LT120 will give us the capacity and mobility we need to ensure full flexibility in all applications.
“The LT120 matches our specifications, comes with a top-end reputation in terms of quality and has been proven in hard rock applications.”
Tillicoultry Quarries is continuing to invest in furthering its ambitious growth plans. Maintaining a sustainable supply to all external customers and internally added value product lines are the main drivers, and this means flexibility is key.
Initially deployed to crush basalt at its Northfield Quarry, the mobile crusher will be varied across the hard rock quarries for development workings and supplement fixed processes with additional volume capacity when required.
Northfield Quarry specialises in aggregates, asphalt and concrete, and normally operating a single shift, it is one of the largest operations in Scotland.
The family-owned Tillicoultry Quarries was established in 1931 at Craigfoot Quarry, and is one of the largest suppliers of asphalt in central Scotland.
Today, Wallace Menzies, the third generation of Menzies, leads the company with nine operational units. Over the last ten years, the company has expanded significantly with acquisitions.
Garriock Bros has been Metso's distributor for more than ten years.