Page 56 - HUB-4 Magazine Issue 79
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  Recycling News
Binn Group’s strategic investment
in a new Sennebogen
As one of Scotland’s leading recycling and resource management companies, the Binn Group process over 200,000 tonnes of material per year from two locations in the Perth area of Scotland.
The family run business has over 20 years of expertise within the waste and recycling sector. Employing over 140 people, the company has a commitment to developing the circular economy and currently has a very respectable recycling rate in excess of 90%. As a customer focused business, Binn provides a wide range of services, including events and food-waste recycling, scrap metal, skip hire, and trade waste collection and operate predominately across the central belt of Scotland, but will also travel further afield should their clients require them to.
As the company has expanded, the increase in material being processed has put pressure on their existing fleet of excavator- based material handling solutions to the point where a decision to upgrade their frontline machine was made.
Traditionally, the company had used a selection of grabs and buckets mounted to 13-20 tonne class excavators to pick and sort through the mountain of incoming materials. This has recently changed with the addition of a new Sennebogen 818E material handler delivered by Molson Green, part of the Avonmouth based Molson Group.
Whilst Molson Group are based in Avonmouth, a network of strategically located depots and home-based engineers allows them to offer an unparalleled service across the UK. The closest depot for Binn Group is just 37 miles away at Stirling allowing Binn Group a local base from which to obtain service and parts at the drop of a hat.
The arrival of the first new Sennebogen has heralded a huge change in the handling of incoming materials at the Shore Road waste and metals recycling facility. Site Manager Sandy Greenhill takes up the story; “We had been looking at the overall performance of our existing fleet of equipment for some time before we made the decision to change to a dedicated material handler. We had spoken to a number of dealers about a suitable machine and it was the solid help and expertise from the team at Molson that won them the deal. While we have a number of machines undertaking the segregation and sorting operations, the new machine was going to be at the frontline for our operations at Shore Road
and therefore needed to be a reliable and productive unit. We were assured that the 818E was the ideal match for both our productivity requirements as they currently stand and would be capable of handling an increase in materials should we look at further expansion in the future.”
The 818E is a 21-tonne class material handler. Fitted with a waste industry specific K9ULM boom and stick package, the 818E has a ground level reach and load over height in excess of 10m. Fitted with a Kinshofer 450litre, Sandy says the machine has made a huge difference to the quantity of material which can be processed quickly and effectively.
While the company’s existing machines were of standard design, the stable base of the Sennebogen thanks to its four, independently controlled outriggers and its elevating cab allow the operators to get a better view of the material tipped in front of it and are now able to work confidently 360° degrees around the machine to pick more materials from the waste. Efficiencies in the Sennebogen design have allowed faster relocating of the machine thanks to the powerful hydrostatic transmission along with joystick steering as standard. The huge maXcab on the machine provides a well laid out and comfortable workspace and despite the addition of a sturdy FOPS guard to the top and front screen, the visibility from the seat is said to be exemplary. The sliding door arrangement makes access safe and easy whilst stopping the issue of wind blowing the door from the operator’s hand in
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