Quinn Building Products has taken delivery of a range of heavy mobile plant machinery in recent months, an investment which is part of Quinn’s ongoing fleet and mobile plant replenishment programme which involves the replacement of older vehicles and machines with newer, more efficient models.
Speaking of the investment, Quinn’s Procurement Director, Donal O’Rourke, said,
“It’s a significant investment in new plant, but one which is important to ensure we maintain a safe and efficient fleet. Older machines must be replaced in a timely manner, and this has been an ongoing process for the last number of years. We expect the programme to continue over the next two to three years.”
In the latest phase of the replenishment programme, Quinn has received four excavators and three loading shovels, which follows the receipt of a 67-tonne excavator and a further two loading shovels in 2017.
The most recent arrivals to the Quinn fleet include:
One 53 tonne Hitachi Zx530LCH-6 Excavator supplied by TBF Thompson of Garvagh, and a 52 tonne Cat 352LF Excavator, supplied by Finning Cat of Lisburn.
Both Excavators arrived at Quinn Quarries over the summer and are used to load the crusher for supply to Quinn Cement. They are fitted with quick hitch systems to operate a new EPIROC HB 4700 rock hammer for breaking over-sized stones. This piece of equipment has been supplied by WAC McCandless, Belfast.
A 20 tonne Komatsu PC210LC-11 Long Reach Excavator, which will be used for cleaning sediment ponds around the different sites, and a 30 tonne Komatsu PC290LC-11 Excavator for filling broken sandstone at the quarry face, which is then milled to supply sand to Quinn Lite and Quinn Rooftiles. These Excavators have been supplied by WAC McCandless, Belfast.
Three loading shovels also arrived during the summer, supplied by Pat O’Donnell’s of Portadown. Two Volvo L220H are based in Quinn’s Swanlinbar Quarry loading crushed limestone for supply to Quinn Cement. A Volvo L180H Loading Shovel is based at Quinn’s Wash Plant for the loading of sandstone into crushers, mills or trucks, much of which is supplied to Quinn Lite and Quinn Rooftiles.