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Client: Southern Screenworks

Equipment purchased: Hyundai HL770-9

Expansion plans and exciting new projects has seen Southern Screenworks dramatically expand its line up of machinery. When it comes to buying new loaders, the preference is for Hyundai.

Strong growth has seen Aylesbury-based Southern Screenworks steadily expand its fleet of Hyundai loaders over the past few years. Its latest purchase, a Hyundai HL770-9 wheel loader is the ninth of its kind in the company’s line up of machinery, alongside five smaller HL760-9 loaders and three Hyundai excavators.

Company owner Brett Swain says they’ve been buying a lot of gear in the last couple of years as the company has expanded. Although based just out of Christchurch, Southern Screenworks operates throughout the whole of the South Island, as well as the lower North Island and over on the Chatham Islands.

The company’s standard fare is processing, screening and washing aggregates for various roading projects, but in the last few years it has snared a couple of larger, higher profile and more complex projects.

The latest big project is in the Chatham Islands. The company is part of the team constructing the new Waitangi Wharf for the NZ Transport Agency. The wharf is the Chatham’s only cargo-handling facility for essential supplies such as diesel for the electricity grid and fuel for the air services.

The current wharf is nearing the end of its structural life and needs replacing. The upgrade includes a new commercial wharf and fishing wharf, as well as a 185-metre-long breakwater for wharf protection among other improvements.

Southern Screenworks is the quarry partner to the Memorial Park Alliance and is providing 100,000 cubic metres of aggregate to the wharf rebuild.

It’s a significant project and, because of its remote location, one with a unique set of demands. Brett says it was a bit of a challenge to get set up on the island and the day-to-day logistics of having a team of seven on the island also has its difficulties.

The crew is established in the lodge and are working on a four-weeks-on, one-week-off rotating shift.

Southern Screenworks shipped over a crushing plant to process the aggregate. The rock is being sourced from a quarry the company has developed for the project some seven kilometres from the site of the new wharf. Two new Hyundai loaders and two diggers were purchased specifically for the Chatham Islands job.

Physical works on the new wharf started at the beginning of the year and the project is scheduled to be complete and the end of 2017.

Another significant project Southern Screenworks has recently completed is M2PP, as MacKays to Peka Peka is known. It’s the 18km long, four lane expressway that takes State Highway 1 along the Kapiti Coast to and from Wellington – a vital link in the lower North Island roading network.

Operating out of Winstone’s quarry in Otaki, Southern Screenworks put 11 pieces of mobile plant into this project plus and excavator and loader to produce 240,000 tonnes of high-spec M4.

“It was a very hard spec to meet,” says Brett. “We brought in new plant from overseas to do this.”

The Hyundai loader on this job was also brand new.

According to Brett the company is actively looking to grow, so when it wins a big contract, such as M2PP or the Waitangi Wharf, it goes out and buys new gear.

Southern Screenworks has been in business for around 22 years now. Started by Brett and Alan King, the company has grown steadily and now runs 10 mobile screening plants. It has its own quarry at Aylesbury, where the company workshop is also located, as well as a number of river consents. The rest of the quarrying is done on contract.

One of the company’s longest business relationships is with Porter Group, the supplier of all those Hyundai machines. Brett says they’ve been working together for about 18 years now and have a very good relationship.

“They’ve really looked after us when we’ve been in rapid growth,” says Brett. “They’ve been extremely helpful.

“We’ve bought a lot of gear in the last couple of years – including four loaders. They’re a good partner for us.”

The big drawcard of Hyundai, according to Brett, is the price. He also likes all the new technology incorporated in the machines which makes them very operator-friendly.

The newest Hyundai is going into the fleet to replace an older one that has clocked up more than 10,000 hours.

“It’s good value for money with the trade,” says Brett. “It makes it worthwhile.”

Porter Equipment territory manager for Canterbury and the West Coast, Chris Toase, says the trade is a first for Southern Screenworks.

“Due to their growth they haven’t done much trading – they usually just buy new machines,” he says. “I think this is the first machine they’ve actually traded.”

In the eight or so years Chris has been looking after Southern Screenworks he’s seen them purchase a lot of gear.

“I’ve seen them grow from just a small screening and crushing outfit to what they are now. They’re a great company – Brett and Alan are a good team, and a real pleasure to deal with.”

As for the new HL770-9, along with the latest in Hyundai’s engine technology that ensures reliability and efficiency, the loader boasts enhanced operator comforts. It has improved visibility, adjustable controls for optimum ergonomics, fully automatic climate control, and an advanced audio system with MP3 interface and USB input. It also has an easy-to-read colour LCD display and an integrated load weight system, viewable through the monitor, for improved work efficiency and overload prevention.


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QUARRYING & MINING

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Client: Southern Screenworks

Equipment purchased: Hyundai HL770-9

Expansion plans and exciting new projects has seen Southern Screenworks dramatically expand its line up of machinery. When it comes to buying new loaders, the preference is for Hyundai.

Strong growth has seen Aylesbury-based Southern Screenworks steadily expand its fleet of Hyundai loaders over the past few years. Its latest purchase, a Hyundai HL770-9 wheel loader is the ninth of its kind in the company’s line up of machinery, alongside five smaller HL760-9 loaders and three Hyundai excavators.

Company owner Brett Swain says they’ve been buying a lot of gear in the last couple of years as the company has expanded. Although based just out of Christchurch, Southern Screenworks operates throughout the whole of the South Island, as well as the lower North Island and over on the Chatham Islands.

The company’s standard fare is processing, screening and washing aggregates for various roading projects, but in the last few years it has snared a couple of larger, higher profile and more complex projects.

The latest big project is in the Chatham Islands. The company is part of the team constructing the new Waitangi Wharf for the NZ Transport Agency. The wharf is the Chatham’s only cargo-handling facility for essential supplies such as diesel for the electricity grid and fuel for the air services.

The current wharf is nearing the end of its structural life and needs replacing. The upgrade includes a new commercial wharf and fishing wharf, as well as a 185-metre-long breakwater for wharf protection among other improvements.

Southern Screenworks is the quarry partner to the Memorial Park Alliance and is providing 100,000 cubic metres of aggregate to the wharf rebuild.

It’s a significant project and, because of its remote location, one with a unique set of demands. Brett says it was a bit of a challenge to get set up on the island and the day-to-day logistics of having a team of seven on the island also has its difficulties.

The crew is established in the lodge and are working on a four-weeks-on, one-week-off rotating shift.

Southern Screenworks shipped over a crushing plant to process the aggregate. The rock is being sourced from a quarry the company has developed for the project some seven kilometres from the site of the new wharf. Two new Hyundai loaders and two diggers were purchased specifically for the Chatham Islands job.

Physical works on the new wharf started at the beginning of the year and the project is scheduled to be complete and the end of 2017.

Another significant project Southern Screenworks has recently completed is M2PP, as MacKays to Peka Peka is known. It’s the 18km long, four lane expressway that takes State Highway 1 along the Kapiti Coast to and from Wellington – a vital link in the lower North Island roading network.

Operating out of Winstone’s quarry in Otaki, Southern Screenworks put 11 pieces of mobile plant into this project plus and excavator and loader to produce 240,000 tonnes of high-spec M4.

“It was a very hard spec to meet,” says Brett. “We brought in new plant from overseas to do this.”

The Hyundai loader on this job was also brand new.

According to Brett the company is actively looking to grow, so when it wins a big contract, such as M2PP or the Waitangi Wharf, it goes out and buys new gear.

Southern Screenworks has been in business for around 22 years now. Started by Brett and Alan King, the company has grown steadily and now runs 10 mobile screening plants. It has its own quarry at Aylesbury, where the company workshop is also located, as well as a number of river consents. The rest of the quarrying is done on contract.

One of the company’s longest business relationships is with Porter Group, the supplier of all those Hyundai machines. Brett says they’ve been working together for about 18 years now and have a very good relationship.

“They’ve really looked after us when we’ve been in rapid growth,” says Brett. “They’ve been extremely helpful.

“We’ve bought a lot of gear in the last couple of years – including four loaders. They’re a good partner for us.”

The big drawcard of Hyundai, according to Brett, is the price. He also likes all the new technology incorporated in the machines which makes them very operator-friendly.

The newest Hyundai is going into the fleet to replace an older one that has clocked up more than 10,000 hours.

“It’s good value for money with the trade,” says Brett. “It makes it worthwhile.”

Porter Equipment territory manager for Canterbury and the West Coast, Chris Toase, says the trade is a first for Southern Screenworks.

“Due to their growth they haven’t done much trading – they usually just buy new machines,” he says. “I think this is the first machine they’ve actually traded.”

In the eight or so years Chris has been looking after Southern Screenworks he’s seen them purchase a lot of gear.

“I’ve seen them grow from just a small screening and crushing outfit to what they are now. They’re a great company – Brett and Alan are a good team, and a real pleasure to deal with.”

As for the new HL770-9, along with the latest in Hyundai’s engine technology that ensures reliability and efficiency, the loader boasts enhanced operator comforts. It has improved visibility, adjustable controls for optimum ergonomics, fully automatic climate control, and an advanced audio system with MP3 interface and USB input. It also has an easy-to-read colour LCD display and an integrated load weight system, viewable through the monitor, for improved work efficiency and overload prevention.


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