Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Buckhurst Plant adds to its fleet

Buckhurst Plant Hire becomes the UK’s largest Plant Hire supplier of Multi Autoclamp Utility Trailers

Buckhurst Plant hire’s latest addition to its hire fleet is 80 Multi AutoClamp Utility Trailers from Indespension, where they have been designed and manufactured in house at their headquarters in Bolton. This, it is claimed, now makes Buckhurst Plant Hire the largest plant hire supplier of Multi AutoClamp Utility Trailers in the UK.

These trailers are meeting the needs of utility companies, allowing storage for chapter 8 barriers and cones incorporating a Takeuchi TB216 1.5T mini digger, breaker and 3 buckets, using the patented strapless Auto clamp system. At full capacity, the gross weight of the trailer is of 3.5 t, allowing companies to safely adhere to the guidelines but still be efficient and productive in their works.

“These trailers are just what the market is looking for, we are not only helping utility companies save time but also money.” said Mark Tomlinson, Director at Buckhurst Plant Hire.

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Buckhurst has already secured its first long term customer, with 65 packages (Package consists of 1.5 t excavator, breaker and 3.5 t Multi Auto Clamp Utility trailer) heading straight out on hire to Network Plus. “Buckhurst Plant Hire and Network Plus have been working together for over 10 years now and we are pleased to be able to provide them with one of the best utility trailers on the market.” Tomlinson said.

He goes on to say “We continue to invest in our customers by replacing our machines and equipment as often as possible to ensure our customers are receiving the very best on the market at the time of hire. “

The trailers are available to hire immediately on long term or short term hires nationwide across the UK. Website: www.buckhurstplanthire.co.uk

Environmental Comparisons

Are you currently using cement to solidify your liquid waste? Did you know MuDD-Dry is a more cost effective solution that’s better for the environment? Here is a visual comparison of Cement against MuDD-Dry.

Environmental Impact of Cement vs MuDD-Dry:

  • Cement contains hexavalent chromium which is a genotoxic carcinogen
  • Most muds treated with cement significantly raise the pH requiring the material to be disposed at a specialist location
  • Cement adds more weight to the waste – therefore more cost to transport and handle
  • The production of cement is very energy intensive and releases a lot of carbon dioxide into the environment contributing to global warming (4-8% of annual production); production of one tonne of cement creates 780 kg of carbon dioxide
  • Cement dust can be a dangerous source of air pollution
  • Cement must be handled with caution wearing appropriate PPE as it is very alkaline
  • Cement increases carbon dioxide emissions from having more trucks on road to transport treated waste and reagent
  • Cement can cause eye, skin and respiratory irritation that can lead to silicosis
  • Cement creates a hard, monolithic finish that can be hard to work with
  • No potential reuse
  • Cement can impact biodiversity of surrounding fauna (all species)

MuDD-Dry Cost Comparisons:

Raw Material Costs – Cement = £0.71/kg   MuDD-Dry = £2.80kg

However if you treat 100 cubic meters at 1% of MuDD-Dry it will require 1,000 kg of product at a cost of £2,800 + £75 shipping cost of MuDD-Dry to site.

Compared with….

If you treat 100 cubic meters at 20% with cement it will require 20,000 kg of product at a cost of £3,400 + £350 shipping of cement to site.

Disposal Costs – Cost of preparing 100 cubic meters of waste product for disposal with MuDD-Dry is £3,325 = £32.92/tonne ex works site.

Compared with….

Cost of preparing same amount of the product for disposal with cement is £4,525 = £37.70/tonne ex works site.

Cost of Resources

MuDD-Dry is significantly quicker to react than cement, solidifying within 20-30 minutes. It is also easier for handling, storage and transporting. MuDD-Dry can solidify 10 tonnes per hour based on 1 man and 1 digger. Compared with Cement, which can solidify 20 tonnes per day using the same resources resulting in 50% higher costs whilst utilising much more space.

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