Miller Plant invest seven figure sum in Sandvik Mobile C&S equipment
Aberdeenshire based Miller Plant Limited, founded in 1968, provide plant hire services to the agricultural community, local authorities, construction companies and estates. The company made its first foray into the crushing and recycling market in 2006 with the purchase of an Extec C-10 Crusher. However, recent investment in mobile crushing and screening equipment from Sandvik Construction has enabled the company to broaden its service portfolio to include the demolition and quarrying industries.
The Miller Plant business has grown to become one of the key earthworks contractors in the North East of Scotland. A key factor in its success has been the acquisition of the most advanced and productive machines available, with the company's fleet including machinery from manufacturers such as Caterpillar, JCB, Volvo CE and Hitachi. The choosing of plant from the Sandvik Construction Mobiles range was thus an ideal way to compliment this already impressive fleet.
The investment in mobile crushing and screening equipment has enabled Miller Plant to develop a service specifically for the quarrying, demolition and recycling industries. As a business it is committed to promoting the use of secondary aggregates and recycled products wherever possible. The use of Sandvik mobile crushing and screening equipment provides advantages, commercially and environmentally. These include less material being removed from site, and less needing to be imported, reducing road haulage, saving time and also helping to reduce its carbon footprint. Furthermore the fleet is effectively capable of converting what was originally thought of as waste into a valuable asset, which can then be re-used as sub-base, 6F2, crusher run, infill and a variety of other products.
Following the acquisition earlier this year of a QA340 Doublescreen and a QE340 scalper, Miller Plant has now invested in the QH331 tracked cone crusher. The QH331, recently redesigned to provide customers with a more environmentally friendly, economical and efficient machine through its direct drive system, is compact and ideal for easy transportation and on site maneuverability.
The QH331 features the CH430 cone crusher; an innovative crusher design from Sandvik's Hydrocone range, the world's most technologically advanced cone crushers. The hydraulically adjusted Hydrocone is one of the most flexible and maintenance-friendly cones available today as it can be serviced entirely from above, which helps to simplify maintenance work and reduce costs. Hydrocone crushers' compact and easy-to-service design makes them a perfect choice for mobile installations. The QH331 also features a hydroset system and an automatic setting regulation system that keeps track of liner wear, making it easy to plan liner changes and optimize production. Operators can also benefit from the fact that the QH331 does not have crusher backing behind the liners enabling rapid liner changes so crushing can recommence as soon as the change has been made, rather than waiting 8 to 12 hours as is the case with many other models on the market.
Miller Plant has also invested in a Sandvik QA451, the world's only triple-decked Doublescreen. The QA451 is designed to complement a primary, secondary or tertiary crusher in order to produce the cleanest aggregates with ease. Utilizing Sandvik's unique patented Doublescreen technology, the advanced triple-deck Doublescreen system allows for individual changes to the drive, angling, vibration and meshes of each screen box. This allows the customer to firmly remain in control of the size and specification of the finished products with the added reassurance that throughput requirements will be met.
Most recently saw Miller Plant acquiring a QJ241 and now a QJ341 tracked jaw crusher - the flagship of the Sandvik jaw crusher range. Both the smaller and larger model have been designed to be equally productive in both hard rock and recycling applications. They feature hydraulic adjustment, a reversible jaw and with a high crushing speed they are capable of delivering maximum productivity with excellent reduction ratios.
Since Miller Plant's investment in the Sandvik Construction Mobiles range the company has been able to undertake major contract work in quarries, recycling plants and civil engineering projects. This has seen the crushers working on Aberdeenshire granite rock, one of the hardest materials in the country. This has proved no match for the Sandvik crushers which are capable of efficiently processing this exacting material, dealing with between 4,000 to 250,000 tonnes of rock on each individual project.
Being able to adapt the plant to suit various environments and cost requirements has been essential to Miller Plant's decision to invest in mobile crushing and screening equipment. This ensures a quality product produced on time and to the clients' exact specification, with the versatility of the Sandvik fleet proving to be a key component. Furthermore providing the best equipment and expert industry knowledge are paramount to Miller Plant's business, and keeping the machinery operating at peak performance is provided by its Fleet Support Team. In maximizing the efficiency of its equipment, Miller Plant has also benefited from Sandvik aftermarket support that places emphasis on ensuring essential parts can be dispatched rapidly, and offering pro-active machinery service from experienced service professionals.
Over the years Miller Plant has built up a reputation for excellence, undertaking a variety of projects across different industries, using a combination of experienced operatives and quality machinery. The company now services the requirements of customers from some of the most prestigious names in construction, ranging from multi-national construction companies to local authorities and small local builders. The use of mobile crushing and screening equipment from Sandvik Construction has further enabled Miller Plant to more fully service the requirements of the industry.
"Sandvik equipment has proven to be a strong and reliable partner over the past 8 years. Their reputation for providing quality machinery with expert support and service made them the ideal choice for us when considering where to invest for mobile equipment. The innovative solutions have allowed us to expand our business into new areas and grow our customer base. Overall we're very pleased with the service from Sandvik and they will be our first choice for any future investments" Ian Miller, Managing Director of Miller Plant.
For further information, please contact:
Sandvik Construction (UK)
Telephone: +44 (0) 1283 818163
Sandvik Construction (Ireland)
Office Phone: +44 (0)28 855 66123
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