WCL Quarries Ltd Opt For Used Cat® D6R Dozer



Expansion at regional waste and quarry management company WCL Quarries LTD has led to the purchase of a used Finning Fair Buy Cat® D6R to support the landfill operation at its Griff Quarry.

Operating at its Griff Quarry in Warwickshire, the Cat D6R is being used to fill in six million cubic metres of void space with inert materials. In addition to compaction and levelling duties, the company also plans to use the Cat D6R to support its mixed recycling operations at the site, which will be processing a full range of materials, including plasterboard, grit and wood.

Operating several Caterpillar machines across their sites in the Midlands including excavators and mobile crushers. Mark Deadman, operations manager for WCL Quarries LTD said, “We have a long standing relationship with Finning so when we needed a dozer, we looked to them for available options and costs. The Cat D6R predominately manages the pushing out of the tip and the compaction levelling and even though it is an essential piece of equipment, it is not a high hours application on this site. So when Finning suggested a used equipment unit, we explored this further with them. As a fair buy option, the price was very good and we also knew that Finning had performed rigorous checks on the unit, so we were confident in what we were buying.”

The Finning used equipment service offers customers three categories of condition – Cat Certified used, Finning Premium Buy and Finning Fair Buy. They all have their own individual criteria that they meet, giving customers a broad choice of machinery regardless of their criteria.

Phil Birch, customer account manager at Finning said, “WCL had specific requirements for the size of dozer they wanted and a price bracket for what they wanted to spend. As part of our service we look at existing stock, but also look at how we can source specific items for customers within the UK and through our European Caterpillar dealer network. Once sourced, each of our fair buy equipment is inspected and repairs carried out where necessary, before it’s delivered to the customer. We sourced the Cat D6R and were able to provide a service history for WCL, complete with oil sampling reports, as the unit had been looked after by Finning at its previous site.

All Finning certified machines undergo a stringent appraisal programme by highly skilled and qualified engineers. By analysing technical information in the machine reports, the engineers are able to produce comprehensive repair plans that are bespoke for each unit. This ensures a quality solution and reliable solution for the customer.