Paton Construction Ltd is the first company in the UK to have a MB BF60 Crushing Bucket fitted on a Manitou Telehandler. Operating from West Calder near Livingston, this investment has allowed the company to offer a recycling service to customers on their job sites.
Specialising in the waste management of construction companies, landscapers and farmers, the MB bucket allows them to crush aggregates for customers on site meaning no haulage, no tippers and no landfill costs. This mobile service is offered across Scotland and is proving a success for Owner, Aaron Paton.
He says: “We are crushing predominantly sandstone and whinstone for our customers. We can crush it down to their desired size, be that 15mm stone or 80mm stone. It’s saving them time and money.”
Their customers vary. They work with small Landscaping companies who dig up old driveways or paths, crush and re-use as Type 1 to lay new driveways using our service. They are helping these customers to price their jobs more competitively and save money on materials.
They are helping Farmers recycle on their farms – be this stone picking in the fields and re-using materials for paths, tracks and gateways, or demolishing and rebuilding outbuildings and barns.
One interesting customer example is a small housing company in Edinburgh who were operating in a very restricted space. With the help of Paton Construction, they crushed the materials from a demolished house in 2.5 days and used the recycled materials to backfill the new house to be built.
In addition, a local Farmer saved £20K on his farm renovation project. The savings were made by crushing the material from the old walls he had knocked down and re-using it. This meant that the Farmer saved on skip hire, haulage on and off site, and buying in new materials.
Aaron did his research before offering this service to customers. A lot of mining companies in Europe recommend MB Crushing Buckets and he wanted the best. He approached Sean Heron at Worsley Plant who was happy to help. The BF60 has previously been used on larger machines but was fitted to Aaron’s Manitou Telehandler, allowing him to be mobile and easily drive with it to customer sites.
Aaron adds: “Investing in the MB Bucket has provided me with a new business opportunity. I’m attracting new clients, helping them recycle and save money, be environmentally friendly and helping other small businesses thrive.”