"The nature of our work helps us to achieve our aim to provide environmentally friendly methods of building roads, pathways and bridges in rural areas and protecting the natural environment."
McGowan Outdoor Access can now achieve 100% recycling of materials thanks to a MB Dig A Crusher Bucket, supplied by Worsley Plant.Since 2009, McGowan Outdoor Access has been providing low impact, environmentally sensitive methods of construction to create roads, pathways and bridges in rural Scotland. McGowan Outdoor Access can now achieve 100% recycling of materials in the Scottish countryside thanks to a MB Dig A Crusher Bucket, supplied by Worsley Plant.With the increasing number of outdoor access activities being actively encouraged by the government, coupled with more emphasis being placed on preserving and protecting the natural environment, their aim is to facilitate access for all types of user groups. These groups range from a family taking a country walk in the park to cyclists, runners or horse riders, as well as facilitating sporting events for Scotland's estates and landowners. Their clients include private estates, National Parks, such as Loch Lomond, and government bodies such as the Forestry Commission.In some locations throughout Scotland there is a large amount of Peat Hags with little mineral material. Added to this, accessibility to the site is often difficult which makes the potential to bring in material a lot harder Utilizing the isolated sources of rock outcrops near some of these sites seemed a good solution to the problem but McGowan Outdoor Access needed to find the best way to break these down and make them suitable for use.Ross McGowan, the MD of McGowan Outdoor Access came directly to Worsley Plant. After a few recommendations from other people in the industry, he was keen to get in touch. Therefore he looked them up on the Internet and spoke directly to Sean Heron, Worsley Plant's Managing Director. Sean was extremely happy to help and offer his advice to Ross on which products would suit their requirements. Sean recommended the MB Dig A Crusher BF90.1.Working with this crushing bucket from Worsley Plant, they were able to crush down the rock to 60mm and then transport it where it was needed in dumpers. The material from these rock outcrops produced a good quality product to use on the job with the added benefit of allowing recycling of naturally available materials. With the roads located high up in the mountains, the location of a larger crushing plant was unfeasible.Using the crushing bucket on a Hitachi Zaxis 210 McGowan Outdoor Access have been able to produce 30 tons of material per hour. For just £3 a ton they are then producing a product that once transported onto the job they are then crushing down from 60mm down to dust.Ross has been extremely happy with the product and the service level offered by Worsley Plant and is now considering a MB Dig A Crusher BF60, a smaller crushing bucket, to work on smaller scale jobs such as mountain paths.Ross said: "Using the crushing bucket has saved us considerable time, as well as transportation and material costs. The nature of our work and the difficult access to many jobs means that recycling materials not only makes the job more cost effective, but also helps us to achieve our aim to provide environmentally friendly methods of building roads, pathways and bridges in rural areas and protecting the natural environment.This puts us in good position to attract future clients and show ourselves as a construction firm who cares. Worsley Plant have lived up to their reputation to offer an excellent level of service and expertise by understanding our business and the specific demands we were facing. We continue to work with them to ensure our equipment is working to its optimum level"