B&M’s little green powerhouse
Established in 1954 by William Bagnall and Gerry Morris, B&M Waste Services Ltd. has become one of the U.K.’s leading business waste recycling companies thanks to their unique approach with the aim of diverting 100% of waste from landfill. With over 230 employees, B&M are able to manage customers’ requirements from collection of waste through to a fully audited recycling service from sites throughout the U.K.
In addition to their headquarters in Bromborough they are also running from five locations strategically positioned around the country. With the ability to efficiently collect and process a wide range of Commercial and Industrial waste for clients using some of the latest technology, they can meet the toughest of demands from clients. Currently running over 70 waste collection wagons, B&M have the infrastructure required to deliver on these big promises.
Their focus on meeting client demands is highlighted by their latest fleet investment – a Sennebogen 817E material handler fitted with an NPK DG16 selector grab from Molson Green. The 817E is the smallest material handler in Sennebogens’ popular 8 series machines, weighing in at 17,200Kg whilst boasting an impressive 8.2m reach to the dipper pin when fitted with the K8 ULM boom configuration. This configuration also packs a punch, with a load capacity of 2.8t at full extension.
The 817E is the only material handler in the 8 series that features a reduced tail swing making it a perfect fit for use indoors, or within a confined area such as a waste transfer shed. This compact working radius not only improves safety within the working area, but it also delivers a smooth and stable experience for operators thanks to features such as front and rear stablisers keeping the machine controlled and balanced even when working cross-carriage and at full extension. This comfort and stability are also present with the operator makes use of the high-rise cab function. The cab can be elevated up, giving the operator an eye level of 5.2m which will allow for a clear view when performing tasks such as loading static plant or high sided containers. The clear benefit of the operator having this visibility is that containers can be loaded more accurately and any gaps in the load can be spotted and filled. This not only increased the volume of material in each load, but also decreases the amount of spillage when loading, all contributing to a more efficient process.
B&M chose to purchase the 817E because of these unique benefits. Working in a 3-sided shed, their 817E is working over 10 hours a day, 6 days a week as a primary sorting machines – picking out any large recyclable items, before loading their static plant for further separation. Because of the hard life a machine gets when working on a recycling application along with the high hours required each year, B&M did a huge amount of research into the maintenance requirements of the machines they initially evaluated.
Craig Wilson, B&M Operations Manager said; “We run a fast-paced business that is focused on keeping our customers’ needs fulfilled. Because of that, we can’t have machines offline for long as the waste soon builds up. When we looked at serval different options when replacing our old excavator that pre-sorted and loaded the plant, we were not only focused on what machine could do the job, but also how reliable it would be and how well supported it would continue to be by the dealer”.
“Andy did a great job at putting our minds at ease on the build quality of Sennebogen machines, while also providing costs and quotations for both common ware parts and larger parts to prove Molson are very reasonable on the cost of parts and service. Subsequently, we had every confidence that we were not only buying a top-quality product, but that we would be supported all the way through its life by Molson”.
Andy Wilkinson, Molson Sales Manager said; “It has been great to work with Craig and all the team at B&M. I think they appreciated the time I took to come and listen and understand their business, what they needed and ultimately identifying the right product for their application. The 817E is a new machine in the range, but the rest of the Sennebogen 8 series has not only proved popular, but has also proved reliable. Because of this I had no hesitation in recommending the 817E as the perfect fit for B&M”.