Hitachi loader helps drive Swiss recycling plant
By Steve Ducker01 February 2018
TIB Recycla has chosen a Hitachi ZW310-6 wheeled loader for its new recycling plant near Lugano, Switzerland. The machine was supplied with a five-year/6,000-hour extended warranty and service contract by dealer Probst Maveg.
The was completed last August and the loader is being used on site to drive up a steep ramp and feed the machine with freshly delivered materials. Its other main task is to load delivery trucks with finished aggregates for onward transportation by road or rail.
TIB was established four years ago as a partnership between the Toggenburger, Implenia and Bizzozero companies. With its new facilities it aims to provide the construction industry with the opportunity to dispose of excavated and demolished material and acquire the recycled aggregates for reuse in building and other projects.
Hitachi delivered the machine along with three of its medium excavators – a ZX240-5, ZX135US-6 and ZX300-6. TIB was happy to invest in the new machinery, owing to the reliability of the equipment and the relationship it shares with Probst Maveg.
“The ZW310-6 is working for around 15 hours per day, so it has to be reliable,” says TIB director Roberto Bizzozero.
“We opted for the ZW wheel loader due to the total cost of ownership, driven by its low fuel consumption, as well as the high price/quality ratio.”