Prichard’s wood processing set up previously consisted of a Terex Fuchs MHL 320F material handler which would feed waste wood into a Doppstadt DW 3060 slow-speed Shredder. The 3060 would then be conveyed into a Doppstadt AK 230 high-speed Shredder, before being transferred into a Powerscreen Chieftain 2200 Screener. This process has now been upgraded with a new Fuchs MHL 320F and a Doppstadt AK 640 high-speed shredder.
"We spoke to one of Prichard’s most experienced operators, Mike Crooke, who has a vast knowledge of materials processing and choice of equipment. Mike explains the thought process behind the two recent purchases: “We had been running the Doppstadt AK 230 for approximately 12 months when we came to the realisation that we had outgrown this machine. The amount of Mixed Wood and Green Waste had grown, well beyond our expectations, we needed to upgrade to a bigger machine. I had a conversation with Tom Prichard about potentially bringing in a bigger machine, luckily, Blue Southern had an AK 640 in stock and after a successful trial, decided that this was exactly what we needed. The New Fuchs MHL 320 Handler was an easy decision having loved the last MHL 320 we bought, we just thought we would get in another one to add to the fleet and came along as a package with the Doppstadt AK 640”.
"The New Fuchs MHL 320 Handler was an easy decision having loved the last MHL 320 we bought, we just thought we would get in another one to add to the fleet and came along as a package with the Doppstadt AK 640”.
Mike went on to speak a bit more about the back and support that Blue Machinery can offer: “I’ve only got to pick up the phone and they’ll help me out with everything, whether that’s a spare part, a repair or a service. I have used Blue Spares ever since the first machine we purchased four years ago. I place my order for the part over the phone and its with me the next day at the latest. Polly and the rest of the team are absolutely brilliant, they can’t do enough to help you out”.