IJ Lynn make a grab for reliability


On the back of 3 years reliable service from their Epiroc Solid Body breakers, Armoy based drainage and earthworks contractor IJ Lynn & Sons have further invested in Epiroc breakers and grabs.

Performance combined with back up service and support from local dealer WAC McCandless (Engineers) Ltd were the main reasons for selecting Epiroc’s MG 1500 multi grapple and MB 1650 breaker. Having bought his first Epiroc SB 152 early in 2017, owner Ivan Lynn’s positive experience led him to choose Epiroc’s equipment as he knew it to be more productive, requiring less down time and maintenance.

Ivan said “We’ve been using the new breaker and grapple to demolish a waste water treatment plant and then remove the waste from the site. I’ve been particularly impressed with the MG 1500 R – the rotation unit on the grab makes it so much faster and more flexible than our old grab.”.

The team have used the MB 1650 hammer to break up the water tanks, moving the large pieces of debris to an area of the site where they can be broken down quickly and easily using the company’s Epiroc SB breakers, before removing it from the site for recycling. Ivan said “The MG 1500 is so easy to handle that we can sort hardcore from other materials as we dismantle the building.”.

Epiroc Regional Sales Manager Donal Cunningham said “Thanks to their particularly robust design, our versatile MG excavator grapples are perfect for demolishing light structures as well as sorting and loading demolished material. Like the grab, our SB and MB hydraulic breakers combine efficiency and performance with high durability.”

The team of experts at WAC McCandless have years of industry knowledge; specifically across demolition, utilities, groundwork, remediation, quarrying and civil engineering. Michael Quinn, Area Sales Manager from WAC McCandless has been on hand throughout the process, from selecting the right equipment for the job, through to commissioning and after sales service.

Epiroc’s range of silent demolition tools includes cutters, steel shears, pulverisers, grapples, bucket crushers, screening buckets, drum cutters, compactors and magnets. This comprehensive range of robust excavator attachments can improve profitability for contractors by helping them to sort, load and recycle materials, so reducing landfill costs and increasing recycling.