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Lynch invests in Atlas Copco Plant for Crossrail

ESSEN/GERMANY, June 24, 2013 - As part of a £12 million investment in new equipment during the last twelve months, Lynch Plant Hire and Haulage, a leading name in the UK plant hire sector, has purchased 22 Atlas Copco hydraulic breaker and compactor attachments, and the company is planning to make an even larger purchase of Atlas Copco products in the near future.

Many of the attachments from the current batch, which includes five MB 1200E medium breakers, six MB 750E medium breakers, ten SB 302 small breakers and one HC 350 compactor, are already in use on the Crossrail project, which will see 42 km of new rail tunnels constructed under London. Much of the equipment from the future order is destined for use in the construction of the new nuclear power station at Hinckley Point.

Prasentation of 22 Atlas Copco hydraulic breaker

From left to right: Kevin Prince, General Manager, Atlas Copco Construction & Mining, Merrill Lynch, Operations Manager & Liam Moore, Attachments Manager for L.Lynch Plant Hire & Haulage Ltd. | photo: Atlas Copco

Atlas Copco equipment provides two key benefits that are of particular importance for the Crossrail project. The first is high productivity, as the attachments are used alongside the main tunnel boring machines and must be able to keep pace with the rapid progress these are making. The second is quiet operation, as much of the tunnelling is being carried out beneath residential and commercial buildings, where high noise levels are unacceptable.
The breakers incorporate Atlas Copco auto control valve, energy recovery and dampening systems which prevent damaging vibrations that could be detrimental to both the carrier and the operator.