Innovative contractor Cappers Group recycles in house

"This has revolutionised the way we work"

A new Vipermetal VPH 4-1500 helps Cappers Group develop new process to save time, the environment and increase profits.

Cappers was founded originally as plant hire firm David G Sibbald Plant Hire in 1973 by David Sibbald MBE, now run by David's son Douglas since 2004, Cappers has diversified into a multiutilities operation working across the central belt of Scotland.
The business runs four grab lorries carrying arisings from their contracts. Up until now, they used to tip at landfill sites around the country but as part of their environmental and sustainability strategy Cappers have added a new screening bucket so they can transport the arisings back to their Bathgate depot for recycling into high grade backfill.

The material returning to the Cappers facility includes concrete, kerbs, asphalt, gravel and general spoil and is processed by the new screening bucket on either their JCB JS145 excavator or Manitou Telehandler.

Understanding our customers application for any attachment is essential before specifying the final product. To cope with the heavy, abrasive material we specified this VPH 4-1500 bucket to include shafts and discs made from Hardox500 rather than the standard Hardox450. To drive these uprated shafts, we also chose to install twin HD High Pressure drive motors with a “case drain delete” to allow the bucket to operate on any double acting circuit without the need to retrofit any further pipework.    

Douglas Sibbald, Managing Director said; “this screening bucket has revolutionised the way we work and opened up the opportunity for us to produce high quality recycled backfill material in house. Our transport costs are down and the environmental benefit makes it a double win – Lower Emissions and Recycled Material.” 

The investment into the new ViperMetal VPH 4-1500 is just one link in a chain of innovation from Cappers which is revolutionising the way the business operates, putting them at the top of their game in Scotland.

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