Gallagher Group Ltd is a multi-faceted organization with interests ranging from quarrying, civil engineering, farming to property development and recycling, headquartered in Maidstone, Kent. The business was started 40 years ago by current chairman Mr Pat Gallagher and has grown in that time to become one of Kent’s largest employers.
Gallagher Aggregates operate from two quarries in Kent: Hermitage and Blaise Farm, from which Kentish Ragstone is extracted. This is an indigenous limestone deposit formed during the cretaceous period some 15 million years ago. Famous buildings that use Kentish Ragstone include Leeds Castle, Tower of London and Guildhall.
In keeping with the company ethos of continuous development by investing in the latest technology and equipment to maintain the rigorous standards as set by the Gallagher Group Ltd they have recently taken delivery of a Gipo RR 130/20 Tracked Mobile Roller Screen. This Swiss built machine was identified by Mr Gallagher at the Hillhead Show as having the potential to streamline the operation and improve efficiency.
Supplied by Tamworth based APR Ltd, this track mounted screen features a heavy-duty steel plate feeder discharging onto a two-step roller grizzly. The GIPO RR 130/20 is particularly sturdy machine capable of working in the most challenging of conditions making it ideal for pre-screening blasted rock even with a high percentage of moisture and dirty material present. The grooved roller shafts, one in front of the other, create a virtually square opening, forming a type of grizzly thus permitting the passage of dirty material.
Following successful trials, a decision was taken to purchase a new machine. This new machine is configured to produce 3 different products; hassock fines retained at point of extraction for site remediation, a mid-size product for market and the now clean oversize material being further processed into high quality aggregates for the on-site concrete plant.
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