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Wentvalley Quarry invests in Doosan equipment

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Wentvalley has purchased new Doosan DX420LC-3 and DX340LC-3 crawler excavators, together with two new DL550-3 and three new DL420-3 wheel loaders. These products are now working alongside existing previous generation Doosan DL450 wheel loader and Doosan DX225LC excavator models in the quarry.

With the company’s quarry situated at Wentbridge, literally minutes from the A1/M62 motorway junction and within easy access of Leeds, Bradford and Hull, Wentvalley Aggregates and Recycling is ideally placed to supply a full range of quarried limestone products including single size and all primary blended products from crusher runs, clean stone and pipe bedding to Gabian and agricultural lime. The company supplies merchants and manufacturers within a 50 mile radius of the Wentbridge quarry.

The substantial investment in new Doosan excavators and wheel loaders has been designed to cover the working day shift patterns on production and loading of the company’s crushing and screening plant and vehicles. Wentvalley has invested heavily in new crushing technology, including large jaw and cone equipment matched with a state-of-the-art fleet of large screening plant, which is capable of handling in excess of 600 tph to ensure all products are always available for customers.

Ean Noble, Quarry Manager at Wentvalley, said: “These machines are fed by the new Doosan excavators, while the Doosan wheel loaders remove the products produced by the crushing and screening system and stockpile them.  All the Doosan equipment works flat out from 7 am to 5 pm every working day to keep up with demand, with the wheel loaders continuously filling lorries taking materials to projects and plants throughout the Yorkshire area.  Faced with the amount of work they have to do, the reliability and productivity of all the Doosan machines is very impressive.”          

Whilst the new Doosan DL550-3 wheel loader and the new excavators work mainly at the quarry face, the Doosan DL420-3 and DL450 wheel loaders are also used to stockpile and feed material for a state-of-the-art washing plant built by the company to produce high quality washed soft and grit sand together with 40/20/10 mm single size stone, to complement the dry screened range of materials produced in the quarry. 

The new Doosan equipment also works on the tipping facilities at Wentvalley, which take clean concrete and hard core materials to be processed as crushed dry screened products or for washing to produce grit sands and recycled washed aggregates. The Doosan DX225LC excavator is used for a range of applications including secondary breaking. 

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