Case study


Upgrading to a newer model of MB Crushing Bucket is providing more recycling capacity and faster crushing for WJ Redden & Sons.

In 2009 the company invested in a MB BF90 Series 2 Crushing Bucket to improve their recycling facilities.  In early 2021 they decided to make the upgrade to a Series 4 model of the bucket.

Nigel Redden, Director says:

“The upgrade has already proved extremely worthwhile and justified the investment.  We can now recycle 25% more with the Series 4 bucket than we could with the Series 2.  

The jaw configuration is different and crushes it immediately at the top of the bucket.  This gives more capacity and has made a dramatic difference.”

W.J Redden & Sons Ltd is a family-run business spanning over four generations. Starting out as scrap metal merchants back in 1896, they now have over 120 years of experience in the trade where they offer recycling and demolition services, as well as salvage and reclamation across Northamptonshire and the surrounding areas.  Bricks and concrete can be recycled at their yard.

Moving to their current yard in 1999, the company now recycle up to 150,000 tons a year in the yard and out on site.  Everything that’s recycled has a value.

They operate Doosan machinery and now have 5 excavators ranging from 8 to 25 ton.  Their Demolition branch works on all sorts of sites including house and factories.  Wherever possible they try to recycle on site rather than bringing waste back to their yard.

The MB Crushing Bucket is used both at their recycling yard and out on customer sites to allow re-use of materials.  Currently the MB Series 4 bucket has been used on three jobs and has also crushed a concrete farm yard – about 650 tonnes of 6f2 and some re bar in just two and a half days.  This is used alongside their REMU Screening bucket which they use to screen mixed materials on site.   They can screen fines out in one pass and leave clean material for crushing and recycling.   This combination makes for happy customers as they get usable materials and have no tipping costs.


Nigel adds: “The Remu bucket is better than rotary screens.  In wet conditions rotary screens aren’t great as the material sticks to the hardcore.  The Remu bucket has blades that rotate two ways making it much more efficient and more of an all year-round tool.”

“We’ve worked with Worsley Plant since we bought our first bucket.  Their level of service is excellent, and they are passionate and knowledgeable about their products.  You know you are buying the right tool for the right job. Their Engineer is on site same or next day if we have any issues, even to do the installation for our new bucket in heavy snow!”

Nigel Redden
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