Hanson Aggregates has added two Hitachi ZX890LCR-6s to its fleet at Shap Beck quarry in Cumbria and Chipping Sodbury quarry in South Gloucestershire. The two machines were part of a package of 16 awarded to Hitachi Construction Machinery UK (HCMUK) following a successful tender process in 2018, which also includes four ZX690LCR-6s and several wheel loaders.
After a 90 t HCMUK machine was moved from one Hanson quarry to Chipping Sodbury for a trial, the team chose to invest in a brand new one for operations at that site. At Shap, the 2007 Hitachi ZX870LCR-5 had reached 23 000 hours on the clock, so the Hanson team decided that it was time to replace the ZX870 with the latest model from this weight class: the ZX890LCR-6.
Shap Beck quarry and Chipping Sodbury quarry produce limestone aggregate, some of which is used in the large scale production of lime for steelmaking.
“These excavators will provide improvements in reliability and their procurement reflects our ongoing investment in plants and machinery to enhance efficiency,” said Gary Morgan of Hanson UK.
“We are delighted that Hanson has chosen to purchase Hitachi equipment for use at its quarries across the UK,” said Mark Turnham, Director of Mines and Quarries at HCMUK. “Since the first machines were delivered back in 2007, Hitachi has forged a close relationship with Hanson, built upon the productivity and reliability of our product.”
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