Mason Bros Big New Order


Mason Bros, the Authorised Develon dealer for South and Mid Wales in the UK, has supplied an order for eight new Develon wheel loaders to Heavy Movement UK, specialist in the steel industry. 

The order comprises six DL420CVT-7 and two DL280-7 models. Most of the wheel loaders are also equipped with Develon’s unique Transparent Bucket safety system, that allows a wheel loader operator to see the bucket blind spots on the machine through the in-cab monitor. 

The wheel loaders have been supplied for use at the Melt Shop project for one the largest steel recycling companies in the UK. The DL280-7-wheel loaders are in use at two other locations as part of the contract.

The melt shop has the capacity to produce 1.2 million tonne of low emission circular steel annually, from UK sourced scrap metal. The Electric Arc Furnace is the lowest carbon technology route for making steel.

Richard Smart, UK Project Manager for HeavyMovement UK, said: “We chose the Develon wheel loaders based on our excellent experience with these products on previous projects including facilities in Santander and Catalonia in Spain and in Poland. The role of Mason Bros was also key – from the outset they have been very proactive on behalf of Develon and the project, providing us with brilliant support and back-up throughout. 

“We work under the premise of improving productivity, ensuring the quality of processes and guaranteeing the maximum safety of our operations. So the high performance and fuel efficiency of the wheel loaders were very important and the added safety provided by the Transparent Bucket system was also key in selecting the Develon wheel loaders.“

Carwyn Bell, Sales Manager and Branch Manager of Mason Bros in Pyle, Bridgend, said: “We are delighted that HeavyMovement has chosen Mason Bros and the Develon wheel loader range for this contract. These award-winning products continue to prove themselves on industrial, recycling, waste, construction, quarrying and mining projects not only in the UK but across the globe.”      

Utilising Innovation to Increase Safety

Owing to blind spots caused by the buckets on wheel loaders, the area in front of the machines has been considered an area of major concern in terms of safety. With the Develon transparent bucket function, however, the driver can easily check the blind spots in front of the bucket via the cab monitor, to increase safety and prevent accidents.