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LOCATION: Quarry ARTICLE YEAR 2009
ACTIVITY: Production and Processing COMPANY: Hanson
SUB ACTIVITY: Aggregate processing COMPANY LOCATION: Needingworth Quarry
BEST PRACTICE No: BP654 COMPANY TEL: 01509 503161
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
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A mobile field hopper
ARTICLE
The heavy-duty field hopper at the quarry was a skid mounted feeder which proved time-consuming, awkward and hazardous to move.

A new machine was specially designed by the company’s engineers working closely with Hassel Engineering of Stoke-on-Trent. It is tracked and controlled remotely allowing it to be moved at a distance by one operative.

Because it is much easier to move and set-up, the new equipment has significantly increased production efficiency, whilst the level of risk at the quarry has noticeably reduced.

It allows excellent all-round ground level access, reducing the need for any work at height. It has high-quality fixed guarding with a significant reduction in noise levels.

The lip of the hopper is at eye-level for the excavator driver, allowing greater control and understanding of the operation, further improving the safety environment.
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