Yorkshire based W Clifford Watts, have taken delivery of a new Komatsu WA380-7 Wheel Loader, to work at their Gransmoor Waste Treatment Centre, near Driffield. The Waste Treatment Centre processes and recycles construction waste and recovers reusable materials such as washed sands and recycled pipe beddings. In addition the centre produces crushed concrete Type 1 and 6F5 crushed hardcore.
The new Wheel Loader is primarily a replacement for an ageing Komatsu WA380-5 which has given the company over ten years loyal service, in fact even though the new WA380-7 machine has been put to work the old machine is still being kept on for a while longer yet. It will be used to feed the precast concrete plant run by their sister company Wattsmix.
Richard Watts Director of W Clifford Watts tell us; “We have run Komatsu machines for a number of years and in that time they have proved to be reliable and trouble free. In view of this there was no hesitancy in purchasing Komatsu again. However as any prudent company would do, we did research the market and asked a number of major suppliers to tender. We found that the overall lifetime costs of the Komatsu Wheel Loader were less than the others that we looked at. This coupled with our positive experience of running older Komatsu machines, meant that we were happy to once again choose Komatsu.”
Although W Clifford Watts already have five other Komatsu Wheel Loaders in their fleet this is the first Dash-7 model that they have bought. Richard continues; “The new Dash-7 promises to be even more economical in terms of fuel consumption and this was another factor in looking at the overall costs. Although the machine also comes with free 3 years factory scheduled maintenance, we have in addition purchased a flexible extended warranty from Komatsu, to extend this period further, which again allows us to properly budget for future running costs.”
Rob Willmott Area Sales Manager for Marubeni-Komatsu adds; “It is always good to see customers who have run Komatsu machines for many years, having the confidence from the experience of previous ownership returning to Komatsu to renew their equipment. It is also especially pleasing to have won the tender in what is a competitive marketplace.”
W Clifford Watts are the leading aggregate supplier serving the construction industry in Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire. They have a long association with Komatsu, purchasing their first Komatsu Wheel Loader back in the early 1990’s. They still have working on site a WA380-3, which they have run now for 17 years and it is still going strong. The company supply amongst other aggregates, washed sand, gravel and crushed stone. Recycled aggregates include crushed brick, concrete, pipe beddings and sands. To find out more about the company please visit their website at: www.wcwatts.co.uk.
WattsMix supply ready mixed concrete and mortar, Dry Sand Mortar and precast concrete products such as Lego blocks, Panels and T-beams. To find out more about the company please visit their website at: www.wattsmix.co.uk.