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KCM Takes Doppstadt Shredder For Green Waste Processing

Increasing volumes and varieties of recyclable materials coming into KCM Metals & Skip Hire's recycling plant in Rotherham has seen a significant growth in green waste, which has necessitated an addition to the company's range of processing machinery. Turning to Blue Group to provide a solution once again, KCM has purchased a new Doppstadt DW-3060 Shredder from Blue Central specifically to render the green and wood waste for biomass production. KCM's new Doppstadt shredder has an advantage over many comparative models in its class in that it is capable of handling tramp material such as metal, which is a significant benefit when processing mixed materials and particularly woodwaste sourced from building and demolition sites.

Mark and Phil Hickling, owners of KCM Metals and Skip Hire, have built an MRF and Recycling Centre at their Rotherham premises where, in addition to processing and recycling commingled waste, the company is also baling a variety of plastics and cardboard. Loyal customers of Blue Group for some time now (KCM bought a baler last year from Blue to form part of the MRF), their new Doppstadt shredder is already proving a wise investment, with a productive and reliable performance for this growing side of KCM's recycling business.

Commenting on their new acquisition, Mark Hickling said "We're really impressed with the reliability and throughput of the new Doppstadt. We had a few other shredders demonstrated and the Doppstadt blew them away. It seemed hungry compared with the others", he said, "and its capacity and how easily it dealt with the input waste was impressive". As for Blue, Mr Hickling was glowing in its praise! "We are really pleased with the after sales service, especially from Blue Spares. In our industry we need top-class parts availability and Blue has provided next day if not same day. They really have taken care of us after the initial sale".

The DW-3060 three-axle, 23.50 tonnes operating weight, slow-speed, high torque shredder is one of the larger machines in the Doppstadt "DW" range. Capable of handling larger bulk timber, mixed construction waste and industrial refuse, the DW-3060 has numerous features. These include optimum tooth arrangement on the roller, reversible fan wheel, modified hopper shape for easy loading, electrically controlled roller reversing and a large return conveyor. The 315kW diesel engine has power to spare for heavy duty applications where pre-shredding is the first step in a materials recycling or waste minimisation operation.