When Mt Compass Sand and Loam needed a new Wheel Loader just over a year ago, the Case Construction 821F was the clear favourite. The growing business on the Fleurieu Peninsula, an hour south of Adelaide, was replacing another Case Wheel Loader, but that connection was just a starting point for comparisons before the final purchase decision.
Mt Compass Sand and Loam mines, mixes and supplies sand and loam to building, landscaping and local government customers.
“The sand mine has operated on this site since 1990, and the current owner, Rodney Miller, took over from a previous owner who had a long and happy relationship with Case equipment,” Operations Manager Mark Thwaites said.
Experience with Case Construction equipment wasn’t the only factor in the selection process for the new Wheel Loader.
The Wheel Loader role at Mt Compass Sand and Loam revolves around keeping screening equipment supplied, as well as loading company and customer trucks.
“Our excavator digs the sand out of our mine wall, but occasionally a Wheel Loader also carries out that task,” Mark said.