When ABLE UK were in need of the right machine to speed up their recycling processes, they turned to Hyundai dealer Taylor & Braithwaite and are now the proud owners of the first Hyundai HX900 L in Europe
“The company were looking for a machine to speed up the process of metal recycling as their workload had significantly increased,” explains Taylor & Braithwaite Sales Manager, Chris Jordan, who secured the deal. “They needed an excavator which was capable of working in tough environments and could cope with heavy duty tasks.”
Enter the 90 tonne HX900 L, which is now working at ABLE Seaton Port (ASP), located on the North East Coast close to the mouth of the River Tees, where it is shearing metal to size, ready for recycling. The HX900 L is equipped with a 10 tonne Fortress Shear to tackle tough demolition tasks and was also supplied with a 4.85 m³ bucket for excavation use.
The demolition giants – headquartered in Middlesborough, UK – operates across a number of challenging industrial and business sectors, and is a specialist in complex demolition and decommissioning processes. Chris is well-versed in the capabilities of the Hyundai project range and was able to advise ABLE’s Plant Manager, Philip Mangan, on suitable models.
“After identifying the Hyundai machine best suited for the company’s needs, I spoke with ABLE’s Procurement Manager, Matthew Davies, and discussed the specification of the HX900 L and its capabilities,” he continues, “including its lifting capacity and working range – which ABLE analysed in great detail. After negotiations with Mathew Davies and Philip Mangan to agree on the final spec and the cost, we shook hands on the deal. It was approximately five months from the initial enquiry to delivering the machine to site.”
ABLE UK were already familiar with the Hyundai brand with the purchase of a 43-tonne R430LC-9A model in 2016. Chris added: “ABLE’s decision to choose Hyundai was largely influenced by the reliability of their older model. Their first Hyundai, the R430LC- 9A, has proven to be extremely reliable and robust.”
Chris concluded: “Securing the deal with ABLE for this machine was very important to Taylor & Braithwaite and Hyundai as a brand. ABLE purchased the very first HX900 L machine to land in the UK and the first sold in Europe. This is the largest Hyundai model working in the UK. As a result of this deal, we have had several new enquiries for the new Hyundai model, and we are very proud to have been the first dealer to introduce this mighty machine to the UK. We are anticipating more orders in the near future.”
Philip Mangan, Plant Manager ABLE UK, commented: “We are more than satisfied with our 90- tonne machine and we definitely look forward to continuing the collaboration. The HX900L is performing well – we could not ask for more!”