Oakfield Recycling Centre, set in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, is a thriving operation that can process up to 150,000 tonnes of brick, concrete, tarmac and other hardcore items each year.
Having worked with Oakfield for some time and seen their development first hand, it came as no surprise when we received the call for more equipment to help them cater for significant increases in demand from building firms.
We caught up with Gary Harby, Recycling Manager and Paul Elliker, Machine Operator, to get their take on developments at Oakfield.
When asked about the expansion of the site Gary commented; “Over the last twelve years we’ve grown our operations hugely, and that has meant the site has had to follow suit so we can meet the increasing demands.”
All the McCloskey’s have been great for us, I can’t knock them
The busy recycling plant has utilised Agg Pro numerous times over the years, whether it be an upgrade to existing equipment or a new machine to help increase capacity and output. The latest addition is the installation of a new McCloskey J45 Jaw Crusher.
Gary went on to speak about the equipment Oakfield have acquired through Agg Pro; “We’ve had a C50 Jaw Crusher (now a J50), a R105 Screener, a couple of J45s and a J45R, among others. All the McCloskey’s have been great for us, I can’t knock them.”
Talking about the pressures to further increase the output of the site as a whole, Gary said; “We’ve never been so busy. More and more materials keep coming which is great but it means we need to make sure we can deal with it.
“The J45 has been installed today and as usual the guys at Agg Pro have had it up and running in no time. As we all know, ‘time is money’, so we really value this.”
We then spoke to Paul to gauge his thoughts on the recent addition of another McCloskey Jaw Crusher; “The beauty for me is in the simplicity of the controls. I need to be able to pull a leaver and know that the machine will do as I ask, rather than having to try and figure it out on a computerised control panel.”
When talking to Paul it was apparent that the one thing Oakfield valued more than anything else was the after sales and service support from Agg Pro.
If we need parts, next day we’ll have them. I cannot fault the service at all
“The back up service is brilliant, it really is. If we have any problems, we just call Phil and he’ll get an engineer out to us, nine out of ten times it’s the next day too.
“If we need parts, next day we’ll have them, that’s if it isn’t the same day. I cannot fault the service at all. Agg Pro completely understand the way we work and ensure downtime is kept to an absolute minimum.”
Take a look at our drone footage that captures the new McCloskey J45 working in perfect harmony with the TS4065 Stacker and the R105 Screener to not only process materials but to transfer those materials to different areas of the site, so as to create space for stockpiling more in and around the current operation.
At Agg Pro we pride ourselves in our flexible and responsive setup that allows us to respond to our customers needs at the drop of a hat.
Whether that be to advise on new equipment to improve operational efficiencies, the prompt supply of a part to minimise down time or getting an engineer out to ensure a machine is operating optimally.
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