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13 June 2016

GDC Group buys CASE loader

First published08/06/2016
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CASE 521F XT wheeled loader
The GDC Group has bought a CASE 521F XT wheeled loader
The GDC Group, part of global heating products manufacturer Glendimplex, has bought a CASE 521F XT waste configuration wheeled loader.

Supplied by CASE dealer Warwick Ward from the company’s Redditch branch in central England, the CASE 521 FXT will be used in GDC Group’s recycling process at its brickworks manufacturing plant in nearby Brierley Hill, West Midlands.

The only plant of its type in the UK, it produces 2 million bricks/year for use in the Glendimplex range of electric storage heaters. During production any bricks that are cosmetically damaged, which equates to approximately 3% of production, are then recycled at the site and used in the production of new ones.

The main task of the CASE 521F XT is to load the bricks into the plant’s crushers and move the iron ore from the storage area into the plant.

Part of CASE’s F Series range, the 521F XT wheeled loader is said to be ideally suited for material handling duties in this type of challenging environment.

Using a 4.5litre Stage IIIb engine it is said to deliver maximum power for different work modes, and uses CR (Selective Catalytic Reduction).

“We also really liked Warwick Ward and CASE’s proposition, to let us trial the machine on-site before we purchased,” says Paul Taylor, operations manager.

“Warwick Ward also advised us to take a Hardox hardened bucket as we are working with and moving such abrasive material, broken bricks and iron ore, so we have decided to go with that option.”

The 10tonne-class CASE 521F XT is available with XR (Extended Reach) linkage for a greater dump height and versatility and a XT (tool carrier/parallel linkage) for maximum utility, excellent visibility and parallel lift.

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