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Client: Golden Bay Cement

Equipment purchased: Hyundai HL770-9

A new Hyundai 9 series loader recently started work at Golden Bay Cement’s Portland plant in Northland, fuelling the furnace that burns non-stop to produce clinker to make cement.

From its plant in Northland, Golden Bay Cement provides the country with a comprehensive range of bagged and bulk cement products. It has been doing this for nearly 100 years now.

The company recently acquired a new Hyundai HL770-9 loader from Porter Group to feed the plant’s kiln.

Golden Bay Cement started small in Portland, Northland in the 1870s and remains New Zealand’s largest cement manufacturer and supplier. It employs about 200 people throughout the country; three-quarters of these are based at its plant in Northland.

Situated about eight kilometres south of Whangarei, the Portland cement manufacturing plant operates 24 hours a day, burning two types of limestone to make clinker. This is made by heating raw materials to a calcining temperature of above 850 degrees Celsius and then a fusion temperature, which is about 1450 degrees for modern cements, to sinter the materials into clinker.

The Northland plant produces around 2600 tonnes of clinker every day. Its massive cement kiln burns at up to 2000 degrees Celsius, and is fuelled by both coal and wood. The kiln burns through around 10 tonnes of coal each hour – using up to 250 tonnes a day – and another 10 tonnes of wood an hour.

When you need a reliable loader to keep the kiln system hot, Golden Bay Cement is using its brand new Hyundai HL770-9 loader during each rolling 12-hour shift. Twice during a shift the loader supplies raw fuels into the process – it loads a hopper with coal, which goes to be ground and then fed into the kiln system as a pulverised fuel, and feeds wood biofuel (usually sawdust or construction waste) into a larger hopper that also fuels the process.

When it’s not loading the hoppers, the loader is also used to stack the wood biofuel after it’s delivered to site – the kiln’s high temperatures make it ideal for burning construction waste products that would otherwise end up in landfill.

Golden Bay Cement has only had the Hyundai loader a few weeks but production manager Harry Carter says they’re very pleased with how it’s performing. “It’s got very good operator comfort, visibility and safety,” he says. “It has good power and loading rate. It fits the use very well. It’s just had its first service today and it’s working well.”

Five different operators use the machine in shift rotation and Harry says they’re all happy with it.

The machine features a reliable, fuel efficient, low noise Cummins Tier-lll QSL engine and is electronically controlled for optimum fuel to air ratio and clean, efficient combustion. It has a large operator’s cab with rounded front glass and large door glass for a larger field of view. The cab also features an easy-to-read colour LCD display, an integrated load weight system, viewable through the monitor, and a self diagnostic and monitoring system with active display of engine, hydraulic system, transmission and electrical component information.

Harry says that although he wasn’t the one that made the decision to go with a Hyundai loader, he is happy with the machine and was very pleased with the service he and the team received from Porters. “Porters have been very good to deal with,” he says. “They arranged a visit for our operators to see a similar machine in a quarry. And then we were invited to see this machine being prepared for us.” He says that the HL770-9 was customised to their needs – there are some places in the plant where the machine operates that are quite restricted so the ladder and platform to the cab were modified for safety purposes. “Although all our operators are qualified and experienced, Porters came out and gave us training on the new machine so we could fully understand the loader, how it works and how to get the most out of it.”

The Porter Group is New Zealand’s largest supplier of new and used equipment through equipment sales and rentals. Porters says the new 9 series loader is a fine example of high quality engineering and workmanship. Special attention has been given to increased performance, safety and serviceability. “The 9 series gives satisfaction in higher power, lower fuel consumption, more comfort and lower emissions compared with before.”

The Hyundai wheel loaders are designed to allow the operator to customise the machine’s engine power, automatic transmission shift timing and clutch cut-off activation based on the job condition and personal operator preference. Different operators are able to fully customise their work environment and operating preferences to fit their individual needs.

The Golden Bay Cement plant also has another Hyundai on site. It spends its time completing general loader duties within the plant.

Story courtesy of Q&M 
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Client: Golden Bay Cement

Equipment purchased: Hyundai HL770-9

A new Hyundai 9 series loader recently started work at Golden Bay Cement’s Portland plant in Northland, fuelling the furnace that burns non-stop to produce clinker to make cement.

From its plant in Northland, Golden Bay Cement provides the country with a comprehensive range of bagged and bulk cement products. It has been doing this for nearly 100 years now.

The company recently acquired a new Hyundai HL770-9 loader from Porter Group to feed the plant’s kiln.

Golden Bay Cement started small in Portland, Northland in the 1870s and remains New Zealand’s largest cement manufacturer and supplier. It employs about 200 people throughout the country; three-quarters of these are based at its plant in Northland.

Situated about eight kilometres south of Whangarei, the Portland cement manufacturing plant operates 24 hours a day, burning two types of limestone to make clinker. This is made by heating raw materials to a calcining temperature of above 850 degrees Celsius and then a fusion temperature, which is about 1450 degrees for modern cements, to sinter the materials into clinker.

The Northland plant produces around 2600 tonnes of clinker every day. Its massive cement kiln burns at up to 2000 degrees Celsius, and is fuelled by both coal and wood. The kiln burns through around 10 tonnes of coal each hour – using up to 250 tonnes a day – and another 10 tonnes of wood an hour.

When you need a reliable loader to keep the kiln system hot, Golden Bay Cement is using its brand new Hyundai HL770-9 loader during each rolling 12-hour shift. Twice during a shift the loader supplies raw fuels into the process – it loads a hopper with coal, which goes to be ground and then fed into the kiln system as a pulverised fuel, and feeds wood biofuel (usually sawdust or construction waste) into a larger hopper that also fuels the process.

When it’s not loading the hoppers, the loader is also used to stack the wood biofuel after it’s delivered to site – the kiln’s high temperatures make it ideal for burning construction waste products that would otherwise end up in landfill.

Golden Bay Cement has only had the Hyundai loader a few weeks but production manager Harry Carter says they’re very pleased with how it’s performing. “It’s got very good operator comfort, visibility and safety,” he says. “It has good power and loading rate. It fits the use very well. It’s just had its first service today and it’s working well.”

Five different operators use the machine in shift rotation and Harry says they’re all happy with it.

The machine features a reliable, fuel efficient, low noise Cummins Tier-lll QSL engine and is electronically controlled for optimum fuel to air ratio and clean, efficient combustion. It has a large operator’s cab with rounded front glass and large door glass for a larger field of view. The cab also features an easy-to-read colour LCD display, an integrated load weight system, viewable through the monitor, and a self diagnostic and monitoring system with active display of engine, hydraulic system, transmission and electrical component information.

Harry says that although he wasn’t the one that made the decision to go with a Hyundai loader, he is happy with the machine and was very pleased with the service he and the team received from Porters. “Porters have been very good to deal with,” he says. “They arranged a visit for our operators to see a similar machine in a quarry. And then we were invited to see this machine being prepared for us.” He says that the HL770-9 was customised to their needs – there are some places in the plant where the machine operates that are quite restricted so the ladder and platform to the cab were modified for safety purposes. “Although all our operators are qualified and experienced, Porters came out and gave us training on the new machine so we could fully understand the loader, how it works and how to get the most out of it.”

The Porter Group is New Zealand’s largest supplier of new and used equipment through equipment sales and rentals. Porters says the new 9 series loader is a fine example of high quality engineering and workmanship. Special attention has been given to increased performance, safety and serviceability. “The 9 series gives satisfaction in higher power, lower fuel consumption, more comfort and lower emissions compared with before.”

The Hyundai wheel loaders are designed to allow the operator to customise the machine’s engine power, automatic transmission shift timing and clutch cut-off activation based on the job condition and personal operator preference. Different operators are able to fully customise their work environment and operating preferences to fit their individual needs.

The Golden Bay Cement plant also has another Hyundai on site. It spends its time completing general loader duties within the plant.

Story courtesy of Q&M 

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