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LOCATION: Road transport ARTICLE YEAR 2002
ACTIVITY: Transport / Delivery COMPANY: Hanson Aggregates
SUB ACTIVITY: On-highway COMPANY LOCATION: Mountcastle Quarry, Fife
BEST PRACTICE No: BP11 COMPANY TEL: 01337 810473
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Platform-based lorry body wash-out facility
ARTICLE
The Kingdom of Fife is host to Hanson Aggregates & Mountcastle Quarry, near Cupar. In common with
many quarries, Mountcastle utilises a significant proportion of 'back-load' bulk haulage. Such vehicles may have been carrying coal, ash, vegetables, grain, etc, so ensuring the cleanliness of the interior of the body is vital to avoid contamination of the subsequent load.

Hansons system, developed by the Quarry Foreman, removes the need for the driver to enter the lorry body to sweep/hose out. Instead, operations are carried out from the safety of a raised and rail-guarded platform fitted with a water 'monitor' which can be directed into the partially raised body. The wash-outs drain into a settlement pit, connected to an interceptor and ultimately to the silt lagoon. The whole operation takes a matter of minutes and benefits safety, environment and product quality assurance.
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