New Bobcat track loaderPublished 5/10, 2020 at 15:01
In the UK, fly tipping is an increasing problem. Government reports show that in England alone, local authorities dealt with over 1M fly tipping incidents from 2018 to 2019, an increase of 8% over the same period in 2017/2018 and the highest in a decade.
Another problem faced by local authorities in the UK is the removal of asbestos with a recent report estimating there are 6Mt of asbestos inside 1.5M buildings in the UK.
The removal of these materials requires the expertise of specialist companies such as D J Cleaning Ltd, based in North Newbald in East Yorkshire, which holds a full three year licence from the UK Health & Safety Executive to remove all types of asbestos. Formed in 1967, D J Cleaning also offers a wide range of site, property and garden clearance services, including the removal of rubbish and often hazardous materials resulting from fly tipping.
To meet the increasing need for a new compact solution for this work, D J Cleaning has just purchased a Bobcat T450 track loader from AMS Bobcat, the Bobcat dealer for East and South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire in the UK. Dan Stephenson, owner and director of D J Cleaning, said: “Because it is illegal, much of the fly tipping takes place in the middle of the night in hidden away places, such as gulley’s, narrow, out of the way lanes and overgrown areas, and we have been looking for a solution for work in these tight and/or inaccessible places, where larger vehicles cannot access. The compact size of the T450 now allows us to take the machine to site on a trailer and drive it right up to the rubbish/waste materials and remove them with the Bobcat grapple attachment also supplied by AMS and load it into another trailer for removal from site.”
Harvey Stephenson, Dan’s son and a company director, has taken over much of the day to day running of the business. He said: “The new T450 is a perfect fit with our existing Bobcat T2250 telehandler and E16 mini excavator. Both of these machines have been great for us - I call the T2250 the ‘pocket rocket’ - it has serious poke for working in our yard and on site for driving into piles of debris we have to remove.” Paul Hyslop, Bobcat district manager UK North, commented: “We are delighted that D J Cleaning has expanded its Bobcat fleet with the addition of the new T450. The company provides a great demonstration of how the diverse products in the Bobcat portfolio can be brought together to provide an unmatched selection of solutions that works for a wide range of different applications and customers.”