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Powerscreen® provide crushing and screening par excellence for Scoutmoor Quarry
Situated near the village of Ramsbottom in Lancashire, Scoutmoor Quarry is owned and operated by Marshalls who are the UK's leading hard landscaping manufacturer who have been supplying superior natural stone and innovative concrete products to the construction, home improvement and landscape markets since the 1890s.
The group operates quarries and manufacturing sites throughout the UK with Scoutmoor supplying high-quality dimension stone for high-profile projects throughout the UK. At Scoutmoor any blasted material of sufficient size is sent to another company site for stone cutting. Any material left over from a blast which is not suitable as saw block is then recycled and crushed and screened on-site providing by- products which after processing provide various sizes of gritstone which can be sold as quality products over the weighbridge to local contracting companies.
There are two crushing and screening operations on-site, the first at the bottom of the quarry produces 3”/6” and MOT material and at the other end of the quarry a single-size operation produces 5 products, an oversize 3”, 40-20mm, 20- 10mm, 10-5mm and a dust.
Previously, all crushing, and screening operations were done by contractors however in summer last year a decision was made to bring all these operations in-house. At the same time a new investment was made in an upgraded crushing and screening operation to process the single-size products which would be operated by the Scoutmoor team.
It wasn’t a difficult decision for the production team to once again invest in the Powerscreen® brand and a crushing and screening train which consists of a Premiertrak 400, a Maxtrak 1150 and a Chieftain 2200 – 3-deck was supplied by Blue Central.
Kieron O’Connor – Site Manager takes up the story, “Powerscreen® equipment is no stranger to us, we have been using them for a couple of years and this new train is very impressive. We knew the guys at Blue and have always had confidence in their support and they soon had the new operation up and running and I have to say that they have upped their game with these fantastic machines!”
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