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The CONCRETE Times ŭTVNNFS any issues out.” Favouring Volvo truck chassis throughout its other business arms, the Group purchased a number of chassis cabs from its local dealer before delivering them to Liebherr at Biggleswade for fitment of the HTM 704 and HTM 804 truckmixer bodies. Excellent build quality and reliability from the Liebherr mixer bodies over the three years they have been in use has seen the company return to Liebherr for a further 8 mixers to be mounted on Volvo FMX and FE chassis. “The operating system is straightforward and the drivers find them easy to use. Everything is well made and the installation on the chassis is first class. They are exactly what we want from a mixer,” said Mr Walsh. The mixer bodies are not the only purchase the company has made from Liebherr with Ashcourt Group recently taking delivery of a 37 Z4 XXT truck-mounted concrete pump on an 8 x 4 Mercedes chassis. Capable of a vertical reach of 38 m and horizontal reach of 32.8 m, the unit is fitted with Liebherr’s XXT variable outrigger system that enables the machine to operate where conventional pumps cannot. The 37 Z4 XXT has the ability to deliver over 100 m3 per hour and can pump to a working range of 70% including over the operator’s cab, a feature unique to Liebherr. The introduction of the pump into the fleet has benefitted the construction side of the company as it can now provide the delivery of concrete and pumping services from a single source. The company has recently commissioned its largest purchase from Liebherr in the shape of a Betomix 2.5 batching plant with a capability of over 100 m3 per hour. The plant was commissioned in January 2017 and allows the company to offer a more consistent and reliable service to its clients. The new batching plant will also offer savings on running costs as the efficient technology built into the installation means a lower cost per m3 produced while offering the flexibility of high volume capabilities. According to Steve Walsh the high quality of the Liebherr products runs through the whole product line and that includes the back-up and service. “We have had very minor issues with the pump and batching plant but the way that Liebherr has attended to the faults reflects its high level of customer service,” Mr Walsh concluded. '0$64-*&#)&334611-:"4)$0635(3061


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