First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
Craig Hoare (left), KKB Group plant manager, and Matt Scott, Blue London salesman
KKB Group has purchased four Powerscreen Chieftain 1400 screens from Blue Machinery London. The quartet will be used to further enhance KKB Group’s efficient production of recycled asphalt and aggregates.
Established by Colin Basi over 20 years ago, KKB Group has evolved over the years to now offer a wide range of services including remediation, plant hire, plant sales, specialist demolition equipment hire, civil engineering projects and recycling services.
The company says that what sets it apart from the competition is its clear emphasis on having the best equipment in its fleet, with all KKB Group machinery renewed every three years. The equipment’s first class health and safety features are also said to have helped KKB Group become a preferred partner to some of the biggest suppliers of UK aggregates.
Each of KKB Group’s new Chieftain mobile screens comes with a remote-controlled double-deck vibrating live head over the hopper. The machine incorporates an integrated high capacity variable speed belt feeder and boasts a patented 4 bearing, 2 deck screen box. User benefits include hydraulic folding conveyors for a quick set-up time, screen walkways and access ladders for ease of maintenance, and a drop down tail conveyor to aid screen media changes. The machines are also supplied with a Tier 4 Final Cat engine, meaning it adheres to all current and proposed future emission regulations right across the UK.
Craig Hore, plant manager at KKB Group, said: “What we like about the machines is that they work without causing us any issues. Of course there has been modifications on the Chieftain 1400, but fundamentally they have remained the same, which is great for our guys who know the machines inside out. We trust the performance of the machines and that they will be backed up by Blue’s service and spares teams.”
Blue London salesman, Matt Scott, said: “Blue has been working with KKB Group for many years, with them buying their first Powerscreen machine twenty years ago. It is testament to their vision and hard work that they have developed in to one of the UK’s leading companies in their field.”