R.Collard Ltd were founded over 25 years ago and currently have 240 employees, 6 depots and over £34m turnover last year, making them one of the leading businesses in their sector, covering Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire. The company, who specialise in recycling, haulage, earthworks, skip hire and ready mixed concrete, as well as demolition and waste management selected an RM 70GO! 2.0 and an RM 100GO! after extensive demonstrations of both machines.
The RM 100GO! was the first machine on trial to fulfil the need to process concrete, demolition waste and recycled washed materials crushed down to a more profitable size. The trial lasted a week and satisfied the cost factors vs the quality of output and therefore greater and quicker return on investment, as well as the variety of material that it can deal with. The RM 100GO! will be used at R.Collard Ltd’s Eversley quarry site.
“We’d been talking to other companies, but our long relationship with RK6 and their flexibility and approach to helping find a solution was crucial in making our decision. We needed a machine that can not only handle a variety of material, but also generate value back to the business. The RM 100GO! was great in trial and ticked all of our boxes,” said Rob Collard, Managing Director of R.Collard Ltd.
At the same time as the RM 100GO! demonstration, R.Collard Ltd were transferring material for processing from their Reading depot over to Eversley at huge expense. The company had trialled compact jaw crushers, but none were robust enough to handle the required material.
“It wasn’t until we got a 25 tonne machines that we were comfortable with the machine, but that was too big for the yard. The guys at RK6 recommend the 19.5 tonne RM 70GO! for trial. We’d been advised to take a jaw crusher for the material, but the RM 70GO! impact crusher offered us the mobility, robustness and return on investment that we needed,” said Rob.
Both the RM 70GO! 2.0 and the RM 100GO! specialise in processing concrete with rebar, asphalt, C&D waste and rock, producing a wide range of materials on demand. The RM 70GO! 2.0 is one of the most mobile tracked conveyors in the range and offers huge flexibility to customers. The RM 100GO! is the real work horse in the range, processing up to 275 tonnes per hour and ready to start crushing in just 20 minutes from unloading.
Paul Donnelly, Managing Director at Red Knight 6, added: “We always recommend seeing just what these impact crushers can do. They are such capable machines and deal with a variety of feed material, but produce good quality product. Working with the team at R Collard Ltd, from demonstration and training through to commissioning has been great because they are so knowledgeable and understand the power impact crushers can have on the business.”