Patersons Quarries Limited have taken delivery of a new Komatsu PC700LC-8 Hydraulic Excavator. The 66 tonne machine has been set to work at the Dunduff Quarry, which is located 21 miles south of Glasgow in Lanarkshire.
The Komatsu PC700LC-8 Excavator
The Dunduff Quarry produces aggregates from dolerite with inclusions of sandstone which has been hardened under the influence of pressure and heat. This material is blasted then excavated by the new Komatsu PC700LC-8 Excavator to be crushed and graded for use in the construction industry. The new machine was brought in as a replacement for a smaller Komatsu PC600LC-8 Excavator, which had been working at the quarry since 2008. Although the PC600 had performed well, the larger PC700 will allow for greater production. The primary use of the PC700 is to load the rock material into a crusher and contribute to the million tones of aggregates produced by the quarry each year. Also working on site are three Komatsu wheel loaders and two other Komatsu excavators a PC360LC-10 and a PC450LC-8.
The ‘old’ PC600LC-8 which it replaced
The Quarry opened in 1980 and became the second quarry to be acquired by Patersons, who have since further expanded with four more. Patersons who have their Head Office in Coatbridge, have a long association with Marubeni-Komatsu and it is pleasing to be supplying them with new plant once again.