Concrete specialist invests in JCB
First publishedin Aggregates Business Europe
A leading UK independent concrete producer, Brett Concrete (a division of the Brett Group), has bought two new JCB wheeled loading shovels for materials handling at its batching plants.
The company originally bought a JCB 427 model to handle concrete at its Royal Tunbridge Wells site, south-west England, and has since bought a second model to work at its nearby Canterbury site.
The latest machine has been specified with a narrow bucket and greater reach to enable even more effective loading of volumetric trucks.
Both models are used at the Brett facilities to move fine and coarse aggregate from bays into steel bins and trucks as part of the concrete production process. Operating in short bursts each machine will handle between 40,000-50,000tonnes/year.
The JCB 427 is powered by a 6.7litre Cummins QSB engine, which is Stage IIIB (Tier 4 Interim) compliant without using a Diesel Particulate filter or Selective Catalytic Reduction. It delivers improved fuel consumption on earlier models with a 9.4% increase in torque.