Yorkshire Aggregates has expanded its fleet of CASE machines with the purchase of two 921F Series wheel loaders for its recyling centre at Armthorpe, nr Doncaster.
The CASE 921F’s which were purchased from Barnsley-based CASE dealer Warwick Ward Machinery to replace two 821E Series models, and join an existing CASE fleet which includes a CASE 821F wheel loader, plus a 1021F wheel loader and a CX210C excavator.
Located just off the M18 near Doncaster, Yorkshire Aggregates handles around 200,000 tonnes of material per year. They offer a complete aggregate service that includes supplying and delivering quarried aggregates, washed recycled aggregates and topsoils, plus tipping facilities for inert waste, which is the core input material for their recycling operation.
The new machines will be used to move a wide range of materials around the site, as well loading materials into hoppers and for screening.
Simon Causier, General Manager from Warwick Ward Machinery said: “Yorkshire Aggregates approached us as they needed to replace their existing 821E’s and were looking to upgrade to more powerful machines. We suggested the CASE 921F would be ideal for the job having Heavy Duty Axles with a 6 cylinder 255 hp FPT engine. Plus the unique design of the cooling cube with auto reverse fan ensures constant fluid temperatures with no overheating due to clogged radiators, which can often be an issue with the conventional overlapping design.”
The CASE 921F wheel loader is perfectly designed for this type of working environment. Its Tier 4 Final, 6.7 litre engine delivers fuel efficiency and reliability, plus plenty of power. The air intake flow is increased by a turbocharger with air-to-air cooling and the multiple injection delivers best-in-class high torque performance at low rpms. No EGR valve is used, fresh air is taken for combustion without DPF and no extra cooling system is needed. CASE’s ProShift transmission provides enhanced efficiency - a five-speed powershift with lock up eliminates torque converter losses from second gear up to fifth gear. The 5 speeds allow the machine to always work at lower rev’s compared to 4-speed transmission, and lower rev’s result in lower fuel usage.
Mark Jones, Managing Director at Yorkshire Aggregates said: “With the existing CASE machines proving their reliability over the years and a strong relationship built up with Warwick Ward, it was an easy decision to purchase further CASE machines. Reliability is a key factor for us as we operate a very busy site so having machines out of action is just not an option. The aftersales support we get from Warwick Ward is very good, which is important. When we invest in new machines we’re looking for the whole package, which is what Warwick Ward deliver.”