A brand new screening bucket from REMU is saving Apps Grab Hire time, money, transport and the environment.
Apps Grab Hire, started up in 2004 with one lorry by its owner Paul Apps, now cover Surrey and Sussex offering grab hire, site clearance, demolition, and recycling services, including the supply of topsoil and aggregates. Today, the company remains family run with son Daniel and 3 other drivers now working for the company.
The majority of the site clearance material, which comes from driveways and landscaping projects, is a mix of hardcore, concrete, tarmac and clay. Before they invested in a REMU bucket they were using a riddle bucket in their yard. Half of the material was going to landfill and half was being recycled.
They have now invested in a REMU EP3150 Screening Bucket installed onto their 13 ton JCB JS130. This has allowed them to produce a cleaner material, which they then take to a crusher rather than sending to landfill – altogether a lot more environmentally friendly.
The bucket came courtesy of Worsley Plant. Paul contacted Brian Carroll, General Manager for the South, who arranged a demo for a week during which Paul made the decision to buy.
Paul says: “The REMU bucket was definitely the right investment for us. It will have paid for itself within a couple of years. We are now able to screen the hardcore from the dirt more efficiently than before – up to 8 times quicker. It’s producing a better quality of material which is allowing us to recycle more and send less to landfill. We are saving wages, transport and the environment. A great business choice for us.”
Daniel who operates the machine talks about its versatility: “It’s so easy to use. It really is a question of just filling it up and pressing a pedal. I screen the material for 5 seconds one way then the other to make sure I’m getting good movement in the material, giving maximum productivity through the bucket. The bucket is so easy to maintain. It’s just a case of six grease points, 3 on each side of the bucket, to load the shaft bearings with grease, once a day.”