Shillibier increase their processing power.

Based in South Wales, Shillibiers were originally founded in 1970 and from its early roots the company has prospered as a family business, and throughout expansion and growth has maintained strong family values.

The company offer a wide and varied range of services including recycling of soil, stone, concrete, brick, site clearance, skip hire, haulage, and crusher, screen, and plant hire. With over 87% of waste recycled the company offers a range of waste-disposal services, ranging from hook loaders for handling waste, tippers, and waste transfer stations for recycling.

Recently the company invested in two Keestrack machines, a B3 Mobile Jaw Crusher and a K4 Mobile Scalper Screen which have both been supplied by the sole UK dealer Warwick Ward who are HQ based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, with depots in the Midlands (Alcester) and the South (Harlow).

Malcolm Corbett - Director, takes up the story, “Originally we started with several machines working on recycling operations in the yard and contract crusher hire with a excavator and operators. We already owned a Keestrack crusher which we had operated for 3-years, and we were ready to replace but when the local dealer relinquished their Keestrack dealership we were reluctant to acquire another without dealer backup.

“We went to the Hillhead show and talked to Keestrack and learnt that a new dealer had not been appointed, so we chose another manufacturer which was available from a local dealer. This new machine however proved to be unsatisfactory and after 18 months we were approached by Warwick Ward, we decided to invest again in a the Keestrack brand.

With Warwick Ward allowing a good trade-in on our existing machine we invested in a new B3 Mobile Jaw Crusher and with business picking up rapidly we simultaneously replaced our seven-year-old Keestrack Novum screen with a new K4 Mobile Scalper Screen which were both delivered in May/June.”

Keestrack B3 Mobile Jaw Crusher:
Undeniably the most compact and high performing jaw crusher in the 30-ton class, the B3 offers a feed size up to 550mm (22”), with a feed opening of 1000 x 650mm (40” x 25.5” and offers a processing capacity of 280tph

The B3 specification includes a 4m³ feed hopper, a 3.7-metre-long vibrating feeder with scalper and a 71JCR jaw crusher with hydraulic management (gap adjustment and safety release system).

The B3 offers the best product shape possible, and the lowest fuel consumption in the industry and offers optional Hybrid drive, electric driven conveyors and magnet and plug out which are available for electric driven stacker or screen and an optional independent double deck vibrating pre-screen.

Keestrack K4 Mobile Scalper Screen:
The K4 offers unrivalled heavy-duty performance, compact transport and high productivity, safe service access, walkways and a liftable screen box is the first choice for contractors. Capable of processing up to 350tph the K4 features a standard heavy duty plate apron feeder and hydraulic folding hopper walls A double deck screen box 4.200 x 1.500 mm (14’ x 5’) with a 6.3m² screening surface upper deck, 5,4 m² lower deck completes the specification.

The K4 is also available in a full hybrid version and has an extensive option list to configure to your option.

Tom Pope, Keestrack Sales Manager, Warwick Ward, commented, “Keestrack have been pioneers in the field of engineering for crushers and screens since 1988 and the quality and value that Keestrack products add to your business is apparent by securing Shillibiers back to the brand after a short sabbatical. With the cost of fuel constantly rising all companies are looking at their running costs and the whole product range from Keestrack provides the lowest cost of ownership in the industry, increasing profits for customers. That partnered with Warwick Wards national coverage and outstanding service, keeping businesses moving forward.”

Efficient contract processing with a reliable brand:
All Shillibier processing contracts are supplied with a excavator and qualified operator eliminating any incorrect feed and subsequently no damage to the machines.

With both machines currently employed at two different sites Malcolm is highly delighted with their performance and the back-up that has been provided by Warwick Ward.

“With service now within reach It gives us great confidence that we will be well looked after by the Warwick Ward team. With the industry currently flat out we just cannot afford breakdowns which cannot be resolved quickly”, said Malcolm.

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