Jones Skips upgrade with the help of Doppstadt and Blue Southern

JONES Skips continue to put their trust in Doppstadt and Blue Machinery Southern, with the purchase of a new AK 640K high-speed shredder and SM620.2K trommel.

The brand new Doppstadt equipment will be going into their new wood processing facility in West Bromwich which the company opened last year.

Lyndon Rushby, Managing Director at Jones Skips explains: “When wood prices took off in 2021, we decided to open up a dedicated wood processing facility. Material is being brought in from our Wolverhampton site which is used to process all our incoming skip waste and we also work with third party skip hire companies in the surrounding area, with our customer base continually growing.

“In 2022, we are looking to have a real push on this side of the business, which is why we decided to upgrade our two previous machines which were two and three years old.”

The AK 640K is a brand-new model from Doppstadt (replacing the old AK 635K) and is the biggest in their high-speed shredder line-up. It has a new, more powerful main drive and 7.5m long conveyor offering a discharge height of 5m, designed for the most demanding requirements. This particular shredder is fitted with an 80mm 3D basket and has two-piece hammers for a high-quality product with less fines.

Once processed by the AK 640K, material is then fed into their new SM620.2K trommel screen. The trommel has a large feed hopper with volume of 7m³. However, similar to Doppstadt trommels of the past, the standout features are its throughput and reliability. The 80mm product that enters the trommel is then split into two sizes, a <15mm product and a 15-80mm product.

Lyndon went on to discuss why he decided to stick with Doppstadt and Blue Southern when it was time to upgrade from his old machines: “It ultimately came down to the level of back up and support offered by Blue. I have a good rapport with the Service Director, Stuart Hardiman and the salesman, Mark McMullan. We did look at other options from some other suppliers, but I didn’t want to risk venturing out to someone new when I know how good the support is from Blue.

“We have also run Doppstadt machines for many years, so we already know the quality and reliability of the brand. It was all about sticking with what I know and who I know.”
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