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Successful delivery of Sennebogen 655 dragline excavator

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AGD Equipment has delivered a Sennebogen 655 dragline excavator to Thomas Armstrong Aggregates Ltd. Fitted with a 27 m boom and two powerful 160 kN freefall winches, the duty cycle crane digs tons of gravel every day for the manufacture of construction materials.

Thomas Armstrong Group is a market leader in numerous sectors, ranging from extraction, building material using wooden building materials to the transport of goods.

Sand and gravel are extracted as raw material for numerous building products in the same gravel pit using dragline excavators. In 2016 the company invested in a duty cycle crane, a SENNEBOGEN 655 HD, for this purpose. Fitted with a 27 m long lattice boom and two 160 kN freefall winches, the machine excavates tonnes of sand a day from the earth. A sturdy design and reliable technology were first and foremost the crucial purchasing criteria for the Management at Armstrong. For the dragline excavation operation the 655 duty cycle crane was fitted with an additional slewing gear, which is hydraulically driven with 261 kW from the engine. The operator only needs 40 sec. for a 90° unload cycle. An optimised fairlead with rope guide in the boom base and the individually set freefall speed by potentiometer provide the best operability in operating the dragline duty cycle crane.

The comfortable Maxcab offers the operator a pleasant work environment. An extensive lighting package and cameras ensure the best overview in daily operation. The machine is located in North-west England, in the heart of the county of Cumbria. Thanks to a close service network the competent sales and service partner, AGD Equipment, can be on site quickly if necessary for maintenance and spare parts supply.

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