Four New Powerscreens for KKB Group Help Cut Asphalt Production Costs for Major UK Suppliers
Four Powerscreen Chieftain 1400 Screens have been purchased by KKB Group from Blue Machinery London, and will be used to process recycled asphalt and aggregates.
KKB Group was set up by Colin Basi over 20 years ago, and has evolved over the years to now offer a wide range of services including remediation, plant hire, plant sales, specialist demolition equipment hire, civil engineering projects and of course recycling services, which is the area of the business where the new Chieftain mobile screens will be allocated.
What sets the company apart from the competition is their clear emphasis on holding the best equipment in their fleet, illustrated by the fact that all their machinery is renewed every three years. Furthermore, the fact that all equipment is guarded to the most rigorous health and safety specification has meant KKB Group have become a preferred partner to some of the biggest suppliers of aggregates in the UK.
Each of the Chieftain mobile screens purchased comes with a remote-controlled double-deck vibrating live head over the hopper. The machine incorporates an integrated high capacity variable speed belt feeder and boasts a patented 4 bearing, 2 deck screen box. User benefits include hydraulic folding conveyors for a quick set-up time, screen walkways and access ladders for ease of maintenance, and a drop down tail conveyor to aid screen media changes. The machines are also supplied with a Tier 4 Final Cat engine, meaning it adheres to all current and proposed future emission regulations right across the UK and even central London.
Commenting on the purchase, Craig Hore, Plant Manager at KKB Group commented, “What we like about the machines is that they work without causing us any issues. Of course there has been modifications on the Chieftain 1400, but fundamentally they have remained the same, which is great for our guys who know the machines inside out. We trust the performance of the machines and that they will be backed up by Blue’s service and spares teams.”
Blue London salesman, Matt Scott also highlighted, “Blue have been working with KKB Group for many years, with them buying their first Powerscreen machine twenty years ago. It is testament to their vision and hard work that they have developed in to one of the UK’s leading companies in their field.”
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