On 1 September, Roke Manor Quarry had the delivery of a new Bell B30E Dump Truck, a much improved, safer and more economic model.
It features a tailgate, wider tyres, rider control (to make it more comfortable for the operator), an onboard weigher, a device to restrict the tipping and telemetry, which updates daily to give the following information: loads tipped, cycle times, amounts in tonnes moved, litres per hour of fuel used and tyre pressures.
We are pleased to announce that an electricity cable has been installed at Roke Manor, with a sub-lease granted to Scottish and Southern Electricity. The electricity supply to the site had previously been running on diesel powered generators.
In November, the generators were removed from site and a transformer was installed. Not only is this much more efficient, with less fuel being utilised, there has also been a considerable drop in noise levels now the generators have gone.