Despite the regulations and restrictions under which the industry has been forced to operate, quarry owners and aggregates producers continue to display optimism that better times are just ahead.
Recent investments in Metso crushing equipment by a number of top-ranking operators are proving to be ‘a bellwether of better times to come’ according to their distributor in Ireland, McHale Plant Sales.
From Roadstone comes news that two Metso model LT1213S high-spec impact crushers have been purchased for service at their Feltrim and Belgard quarries.
In Carlow, another two top-flight producers have added Metso units to their fleet.
At the Dan Morrissey Plazamont operation the choice was for a fixed position Metso GP100 cone crusher while, at crushing and screening contractor, David Condell’s Hilltop Quarries, the preference was for a Metso Lokotrack LT200 HB mobile cone crushing unit.
According to McHale Plant Sales director, John O’Brien: “buoyed to some extent by recent Budget announcements, it is gratifying to note that signals coming from the industry continue to have a positive ring despite the current situation”.