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Cover Story
Murray Plant moves on and upwards
Bruce Murray & Fergal O’Neill
It has been 6 months since Blue Group completed the purchase of Murray Plant Ltd and a lot has been going on since then as the business continues to grow both organically and through the introduction of new brands in to their product portfolio.
Murray Plant has been supplying equipment to the construction, mining, demolition and quarrying industries for almost 30 years, having been set up in 1988 by Bruce Murray. Murray Plant have held the exclusive distribution rights for the Rammer range of equipment in Scotland, which ensured steady growth due to the popularity of the Rammer kit. In addition the business has always had a strong focus on aftersales care, which has meant high retention of customers and ultimately synergy with the culture of Blue Group. Despite the relatively small Scottish market compared with other territories, Murray Plant continuously ‘boxed above their weight’ regularly winning Rammer’s ‘UK Dealer of the Year’ award, and incredibly have very recently won Rammer’s ‘World Dealer of the Year’ for 2017.
Since the deal with Blue back in January, there has been some exciting new developments. These include securing the distribution rights for a number of new brands, Allu and Fortress.
Allu offer a range of screening buckets which have been designed and built to make a variety of applications and processes more efficient. By reducing the number of process steps needed, these hydraulic attachments enable operators to screen on site. This reduces both transportation and material costs as the screened material produced can be retained and used on site for remediationorconstruction. TherangeincorporatestheDLSerieswhichis considered the perfect attachment for landscaping and agricultural applications. From composting to aerating, top soil screening to waste and debris processing, all can be carried out on-site. In addition, there is the D Series. These screener buckets have been developed for larger processing jobs, meaning everything from aerating compost, primary on-site screening and processing construction material. Finally, there is the M and G Series, both of which are ranges of multi-faceted tools for mining and process industry applications.
Fortress Shears and Crackers are, quite simply, considered to the best in the world, boasting innovative engineering with an optimized structure for long life and high strength to weight ratio. The Fortress equipment have also been designed with maintenance in mind, having large, removable access panels for component replacement. Key features that set these shears apart include a significantly enlarged pivot group eliminating the need for auto guide. This also dramatically improves the performance and durability of the shear. There is a substantial two-piece piercing tip on the demolition shears which doubles the size of the protected area when compared with most demolition shears. Furthermore, the fact that the upper and lower jaws are made from 6” high- yield structural plate steel significantly reduces the need for laminations.
When it comes to the Fortress Demolition Crackers, the upper jaw is machined from a solid 6” thick steel plate, with absolutely no welds. These pieces of equipment also offer tight blade clearances allowing rebar to be processed across the entire jaw length including the tip that offers unmatched power.
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