Jones Skips in Wolverhampton recently refreshed their Fuchs Material Handler fleet, with a brand new MHL 340F and 350F.
Set up in 1998 by Lyndon Rushby and his father, the company are now one of the leading skip hire providers in the West Midlands. Starting off with just a single lorry, the company saw steady growth before moving to a bigger site in 2012. Since moving premises their fleet has expanded from 12 lorries to 45, and their previous location is now used as a specialist biomass site.
Employing around 19 workers in total, Jones Skip Hire’s other services include: waste disposal, contaminated waste disposal, special waste disposal, waste transfer station facilities, bulk haulage, tipper lorry hire and road sweeper hire. The company cater for all sorts of waste, both residential and from blue chip companies, with everything coming back to their site and nothing being tipped at third party companies. All their waste is processed through their Plant, which was supplied by Blue, before being shipped out to various sites for waste to energy.
Jones Skips were previously using Terex Fuchs MHL 340F & 350F material handlers that were 18 months old, so they decide they wanted to refresh their fleet to keep up to date with the latest Fuchs technology, in order to keep their business operations running as smooth as possible. The MHL 340F has been fitted with a sorting grab and is feeding waste into the plant. The 350F which is operating with a five-tine grab, sits at the back end of the plant and feeds the sorted materials into a Doppdstadt DW 3060K Shredder, which then transfers the material into a Doppstadt SM 620K Plus Trommel. Once processed by the trommel, the Fuchs 350F then loads the material onto artic lorries to be taken elsewhere.
Lyndon Rushby, Managing Director at Jones Skip Hire, offers his thoughts on the Fuchs Material Handlers: ‘’The machines operate a lot smoother with them being newer, I’ve had a drive in the MHL 350F it definitely feels slicker and more stable to operate. The new tinted windows on the cab is a nice touch, it makes the machine look a lot smarter’’.
Lyndon and Jones Skips have been a very loyal customer to Blue southern over the years, with most of the equipment on site being provided by Blue. As well as the two Fuchs Material Handlers, they have Doppstadt Shredders, Doppstast Trommels and a Marathon Baler. Lyndon explains why he remains such a loyal customer of Blue, ‘’I have a really good working relationship with Stuart Hardiman (General Manager of Blue Southern), back in the days when Stuart was the Service Manager he helped me out with a blown piston on a shredder. He made a promise to get it fixed and he delivered, getting me out of a very tricky situation. I know I can ring Stuart and he will help me out, whether this be for a new machine or fixing a current one. Area Sales Manager Mark McMullan works very hard on our behalf and visits us often to see if we require additional equipment.’’.
Lyndon continues by saying ‘’The reliability of the Fuchs machines is another key thing for me. I have only ever had one other brand of material handler in the past, however they had no backup and support at all. I know that if I picked up the phone at 2pm telling Stuart that a machine is down and I desperately needed it sorting, he would have someone on site before 5pm’’.