Rammer Hammer the “obvious choice” for hire firm

L-R Fergal O’Neill (Murray Plant), Mark Howlett (contracts manager, D Wardle (Plant)), Tom McDonald (plant and QSHE manager, D Wardle (Plant))

A Cheshire hire firm recently took delivery of the new 7-tonne Rammer Hammer breaker, thanks to Murray Plant.

The Paisley-based dealer, which was acquired by Blue Group earlier this year, delivered the 9033 hydraulic Rammer Hammer to D Wardle (Plant), where it will be put to work at a hard rock quarry.

The 9033 is new to the Rammer range and replaces the 7013 model. It is the biggest in the Rammer range and offers 20-25% more hitting power than its predecessor, according to Blue Group. The hammer features Rammer’s Ramdata II technology, which gives information about service interval status, service history and accumulated working history.

Previously on-site, D Wardle (Plant) was using a giant ripper tooth to break up the deposits from the quarry, which was further crushed, screened, dried and milled. However, the equipment was unable to break the high iron dolomite reserves quickly enough to meet production.

Commenting on the purchase of the 9033, Tom McDonald, plant manager at D Wardle, said that although the firm researched a number of different brands, Rammer ended up becoming the “obvious choice”, as the firm had used its machinery previously.

Fergal O’Neill, sales manager at Murray Plant, added, “The team at D Wardle Plant are very experienced with this type of equipment and know exactly what is required for this challenging job. It is therefore a testament to the quality of Rammer machinery that they ultimately chose the new 9033 model.”

The hammer is to be attached to a new Volvo EC700 excavator, where it will break up and process several thousand tonnes of rock, before moving into D Wardle’s general hire fleet.