First publishedin World Highways
Terex's TR60 comes complete with a 15-degree sloping tail chute and exhaust heating for low retention of material and cleaner dumping
Calcium carbonate and limestone processor Longcliffe is using a number of Terex haulers to move premium limestone and recycled materials around its quarry in Derbyshire.
Apart from the construction sector, Longcliffe’s Brassington Moor Quarry near Matlock supplies a variety of industries, from animal feed manufacturers to glass, plastic and adhesive businesses.
The quarry’s high-purity limestone is an essential component of feeds for poultry, pigs and cattle. Calcium carbonate plays an important role in animal nutrition as a dietary supplement and an antacid. Founded by John Shields in 1927, the family-owned business is an around-the-clock operation. Its Terex Trucks help in the extraction, processing and delivery of more than one million tonnes of limestone and dolomite products annually.
Longcliffe’s partnership with Terex Trucks began in 2013 when it tendered to replace a dump truck in its fleet that had come to the end of its useful life, explained Chris Wainwright, operations director at Longcliffe. “Terex Trucks and its dealer, TDL Equipment, came up with an offer that was as good as the one offered by our existing equipment supplier, giving us an opportunity to try something different.”
TDL supplied a 55tonne payload rigid hauler TR60 on the quarry site for demonstration purposes. It impressed, said Wainwright, but Longcliffe required a bigger payload, which is where the TR70 found favour. “The feedback on Terex Trucks’ rigid hauler was good, and following tests on fuel consumption, cycle times and carrying capacity, we wanted to give the machine a try.”
With one TR70 working well transporting blasted rock from the face of the quarry to the processing plant, Longcliffe took the decision in May 2014 to add another Terex Trucks machine to its fleet - an articulated TA400 dump truck.
“We were looking to replace another rigid dumper,” says Wainwright. “We’d always traditionally had rigids at this site but because of the application, which is more tip work and running overburden, we also had the need for a machine with low sides to work in unison with one of our smaller stock shovels. That’s why we started looking at articulated trucks."