A number of new machines have arrived at EMN Plant Ltd as part of a large investment in plant renewals during 2019.
This consists of:
1 x New Marooka MST600 low ground pressure tracked access lift with 12m boom.
2 x Hitachi ZX85US-6 8 ton tracked excavators.
1 x Volvo EC300EL 30 ton demolition spec tracked excavator.
1 x Finlay J1170DD 1100 x 700mm direct drive jaw crusher

New and reliable plant is one of the main core values at EMN Plant Ltd to ensure our customers get the best service possible. All of the plant has been put straight to work replacing some existing machines which have been moved on.

The Marooka access lift replaces an existing machine of the same spec for a client on work maintaining electricity overhead lines and is required to work in soft peat conditions in all weathers.

We have used 7 ton Hitachi excavators for a long number of years now and decided to replace an older Hitachi ZX70 with two of the new ZX85US-6's from Hitachi Construction Machinery (UK) Ltd. They are extremely reliable machines and are capable of working in soft ground conditions in Shetland.

One of our first larger excavators we purchased was a Volvo EC240C in 2011 which we found very reliable and so we were keen to maintain our relationship with Volvo. For work in our quarry a larger sized machine is a benefit and so a new Volvo EC300EL was supplied by SMT Volvo in Stirling. It has been put straight to work on a new pier construction project at Toft and will also be used as a prime mover in our Scatsta Quarry as well demolition projects around the Islands.

The largest investment has been a new Finlay J1170DD direct drive Jaw Crusher from Finlay Scotland Ltd. This is a new model that has been released and has been chosen because of its low fuel cost per ton and high output crushing ability. It has a constant speed Scania DC9 365hp engine which does not require adblue. As well as hard rock crushing applications it can also accommodate demolition waste and reinforced concrete. It has been put straight to work in our Scatsta Quarry to supply material to the new pier development at Toft.