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Making waves

Keyway Group recently invested in the first ZW310-6 in the UK. Purchased for use in its recycling facilities, the machine was temporarily deployed to set the stage for the annual Weston-Super-Mare Beach race. iGround Control visited the seaside to see the wheel loader in action on this special assignment.

Making <b>waves</b>
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Hitachi ZW310-6 wheel loader working on Weston-Super-Mare beach

Hitachi Construction Machinery (UK) Ltd (HCMUK) supplied the wheel loader in July 2016 for use at Keyway’s busy recycling facilities in Durnford, Avonmouth and Gloucester.

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Hitachi ZW310-6 wheel loader preparing for the Weston Beach Race

Last autumn the new machine helped to construct a 15km track for the biggest event in the UK’s off-road motorcycle racing calendar – the Weston Beach Race.

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Hitachi ZW310-6 wheel loader helps to build obstacles for the Weston Beach Race

To build the four-metre obstacles for the motorcycle event, 200,000 tonnes of sand had to be moved.

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Hitachi ZW310-6 wheel loader unloading material on Weston beach

At the recycling facilities, the ZW310-6 is used to transport material from a crusher, as well as for stockpiling and loading up to 100 trucks a day.

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Hitachi ZW310-6 wheel loader with a standard 4.3m3 bucket moves sand

The ZW-6 wheel loader is fitted with a standard 4.3m3 bucket and L5 tyres, which are suitable for quarrying and recycling.

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Keyway founder Eamonn F McGurk

The family-run company’s founder, Eamonn F McGurk, is extremely happy with the first Hitachi wheel loader in his fleet: “The ZW310-6 is reliable and follows in the same pedigree as Hitachi Zaxis excavators.”

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Hitachi ZW310-6 wheel loader moves sand on Weston beach

“It’s a vast improvement in terms of fuel economy and cycle times on the previous model supplied by another manufacturer,” he adds.

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