From the 1st April 2022 it will no longer be legal to use red diesel for non-road mobile machinery such as loading shovels and forklift trucks. These changes are being made to help meet the governments climate change and air quality targets, part of the initiatives to help the UK become Net Zero by 2050. Businesses will be required to prepare for these changes by disposing of or transferring away from red diesel.
What does this mean for Quattro customers?
We are significantly impacted by the Governments decision to remove the use of low duty red diesel in our industry. Moving to standard road diesel, which is taxed at a much higher rate, significantly increases the operating costs of our plant and equipment.
For more information please follow this link to the governments website gov.uk
We have invested in 4 new Komatsu’s so far this year, 2 from the PC138US range and 2 from the PC210LC range.
With a host of safety and environmentally friendly features, key aspects when investing in machines, it helps us to also focus on productivity. Like all of our machines, the new Komatsu’s have EU Stage V engines. These are productive, dependable and efficient.
With ultra-low emissions, they provides a lower environmental impact and a superior performance to help reduce operating costs and lets the operator work in complete peace of mind. Safety features include Komatsu SpaceCab™, KomVision surround view system and Neutral position detection system.
To help us further in ensuring we have the best quality recycled aggregates, we have invested in the TPS120 from M&K.
It offers us additional waste processing capabilities with the help of magnets, wide picking belt and 1200mm discharge conveyor.
Safety is paramount to all of our operations. The TPS 120 ensures our staff are working in a safe environment.
The track mobility also gives us the freedom to use wherever we need it.
Quattro has invested in a brand new McCloskey S190 screener to help with our recycled aggregates division.
Features such as the adjustable screenbox angles allow adaptability to a wide range of material applications including quarrying, mining, sand and gravel, coal screening, topsoil, and woodchip.
With the highest grade specifications and component parts, the S190 screener is easily the number one choice for high productivity, quality and value.
The S190 is also offered as a Triple Deck and has the highest combined true screening area across three decks.
This class leading screening area, along with it high energy screening action ensure that the McCloskey Triple deck models are the superior choice in aggregate material screening.
Continuing with the major investments we have made in our plant and machinery in 2021, we have also added a brand new crusher. The QJ341 Mobile jaw crusher is the largest in the Sandvik Premium range of jaw crushers. The feed opening is a massive 1200 by 750mm size, designed to tackle the most difficult applications.
It has been designed to meet the needs of the operator seeking a high-performance mobile jaw crusher which is both reliable and durable. With a large feed opening and unique high crushing speed it is capable of delivering high outputs with excellent reduction ratios. Perfect for processing our first class recycled aggregates.
The QJ341 makes light work of crushing the large rocks into a smaller more workable material.
After working at a reduced capacity for the last few weeks, all of our sites are now open and we are looking forward to getting stuck into work again whilst still adhering to strict government guidelines. We would like to thank all key workers during this difficult time, especially the NHS workers. As a small token of appreciation, we have given some of the lorries a bit of artwork.
“Quattro is looking to fill a number of vacant positions at the company as we look to expand our fleet along with our growing work schedule for 2020. We are looking for:
Good rates of pay on PAYE on offer for drivers in West London and the surrounding areas.
If interested please contact Peter or Oliver on 0208 838 2648 or send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org”
“Safety is always at the forefront of our minds at Quattro and we are committed to making the roads safer. We are always adding the latest technology to our fleet of trucks, which is why we are also investing in Low Entry Cab vehicles. The vehicles will be especially used in high pedestrian and cyclist areas such as the city of London”.
Quattro is delighted to be awarded with Sub Contractor of the year at the National Building Awards which was hosted at Wembley Stadium last night. Congratulations to everyone nominated and all of the winners in what was a fantastic evening enjoyed by all.
As previously mentioned, Quattro’s yard in Regency Street, Park Royal is now closed and the site has been cleared, ready for HS2 to start works on building the new Old Oak Common Station. Quattro has been situated in Park Royal for over 25 years and even though we will miss it, we look forward to this new chapter. Our brand new ready mix plant has been fully operational in Southall now for a couple of months and we hope to have more exciting news in the near future.
Just in time for the winter months! Quattro has a fleet of snow ploughs available. Ideal for clearing snow and other materials from your yards or workplaces and available on standby. Please contact our Plant Hire Manager Mick McDermott on 02088382648 for any more info.
At Quattro we are always looking to upgrade our vehicles and machinery and 2018 was no different. This year we have purchased over 20 brand new vehicles and 12 new machines. All of our new vehicles and plant are fully kitted out with the very latest safety equipment and all meet the euro 6 emissions standards.
Our transfer station in Regency Street, Park Royal is now closed as HS2 begin to take over the site. We will update you on the opening of our new site in Southall soon.
Quattro recently lent a hand to Modebest Builders Ltd, who was asked by BBC’s DIY SOS to contribute to building a brand new community centre and boxing club for the community in the Grenfell area. After the tragic event that happened in North Kensington last year, we were more than happy to help and donated 300m3 of ready mix concrete to the cause. Quattro would like to thank Modebest and the BBC for the opportunity to help out with this great cause and would like to congratulate everyone who was involved in the project on a job well done.
Quattro is proud to announce that our new concrete plant in Southall is now fully operational and has already started pumping out concrete. The brand new Erie Strayer plant is our fastest yet, capable of producing 140-160 cubic meters of concrete every hour. If you are interested in getting a quote or for more information, please contact our concrete department on 0203 188 7927.