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Bucket cuts HGV use at ancient monument

Danaher & Walsh (D&W) is a Leicester-based civil engineering contractor. One of its latest jobs was the reconstruction of a car park, which formed part of the old Greyfriars friary in the city centre. This is now a scheduled ancient monument next to the rediscovered burial site of Richard III.

Streets around the site are extremely narrow, with limited access for large vehicles, so D&W needed to minimise the number of HGV movements by recycling as much on-site as possible.  

The company turned to distributor Worsley Plant, which recommended use of an MB BF60 crushing bucket and a Remu EP3150 screening bucket. The company hired the buckets for two weeks, fitting them to two of its Caterpillar 313F excavators.

D&W could screen out soil and dirt from hardcore and then crush the hardcore for reuse. The company said that for every 20 tonnes recycled on-site, it resulted in a reduction of two 20-tonne wagons off the narrow streets.



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