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Kelston Sparkes Group have purchased a new Terex I-140 crusher from terex finlay. This is now our 12th crusher in our fleet spread across our numerous contracted locations.
Once we fit the safety guards etc. fitting Tarmac's specification for mobile crushers, it will be moved to its new home at Durnford Quarry. Increasing our production at this site .
An increasingly popular tool in the plant industry today is the use of GPS. These systems are put in place to make work as precise as possible.
We run our GPS fleet from 1 of 5 GPS base stations on a site. Depending on obstacles such as buildings or the shear size of a site, we have 4 repeaters to use. These boost the signal from a base station.
We currently have 11 CAT dozers fitted with GPS including, D6K, D6N and D6Ts
7 Excavators including: 2 Volvo EC300s, 2 Volvo EC220s, Hitachi ZX210, Hitachi ZX300 and a Hitachi ZX400
An update from the ongoing work we are doing at Durnford Quarry, we are currently crushing and screening an annual tonnage of 250,000 to 350,000.
Crushing and screening to produce the following sizes 40mm, 20mm and 10mm
Crusher to run 6F5, 100/200mm and 6C Type1 40/80mm
We also haul the processed material from Mobile Plant quarry blast pile to Tarmac stock yard.
All work at our Cannington bends site has now been completed.
We were recently involved in the open day at Callow Rock quarry in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support on the 30th of September.
The day itself was a real success with over 2500 people attending the event, raising over £3,400 for Macmillan Cancer Support. The event was held by Aggregate industries, Block Plant, Wright's Concrete as well as others. So we thank them for putting on such a fantastic day.
As shown in the photos below our fleet was on display turning heads, including our Organ as well as some of our current plant.
It is always a good event and this year was no exception, roll on 2018!
Here we have found an article dating back to 1976 written by Volvo BM (formerly Anglo Swedish). It shows that even back then we were planning for a bright future, the 8 purchased Volvo 860s took our fleet to 30. Which at that time made it the largest privately owned fleet of Volvo trucks.
Roll forward 41 years and we are still going strong operating a construction fleet of over 170 items. Including dump trucks, excavators, dozers, loading shovels, crushers, screens, rollers etc.
Its safe to say the example set by Kelston Sparkes himself is still being followed today and long may it continue.
Look out for us in this months issue of Construction Plant News.
Last weekend was the Great Dorset Steam Fair in which we were present with two fine living boxes and a tractor. Our director Alan’s passion for everything steam can be seen whenever there is an event such as this one.
The 49th annual Great Dorset Steam Fair was the biggest yet. Playing host to countless steam engines, 6 music stages catering to everyone’s tastes, many craft stalls, numerous food/drink outlets and an estimated 250,000 visitors.
We were proud to be a part of this event. Roll on the 50th anniversary next year, may it be grander still!
An update from our recent visit to Torr works.
The focus of the visit was our crushing operations.
Below are a few photos from just one of our crushing set ups. On a weekly average 15-20000 tonne is crushed in this one set up alone.
Just a glimpse in to the sheer scale of work ongoing at Torr.
In early July we added a new low loader to our fleet. The Volvo FH16 makes a fine addition to our ever expanding fleet within the Kelston Sparkes Group. Dressed in KSG insignia and also sporting the names of our staff member's children this Volvo will certainly capture the eye whilst out transporting our various plant.