Demix Agrégats, a division of Holcim (Canada) Inc., has purchased a Hitachi EH1100-3 to carry blasted rock to a crusher at its quarry in Laval, Quebec.
The new rigid-frame haul truck was commissioned the first week of June 2014 and has been part of a fleet of five trucks that moves up to 35 loads per day in 10-hour shifts. The EH1100-3 is Demix Agrégats’ first Hitachi machine.
“The proposal from Hitachi was very attractive,” said Yves Bouchard with Demix Agrégats. “Then, after a visit with Michel Cornellier (Wajax Equipment) to the Hitachi Truck Manufacturing plant in Guelph, Ontario – which was very well appreciated and very instructive – we decided to move on with the Hitachi hauler.”
The Demix Agrégats division operates 10 quarries and 15 sand and gravel pits that supply products used to form the bases of highways, roads and sidewalks and to manufacture concrete and asphalt products. In total, the company’s two aggregates divisions produce more than 18 million tons per year of crushed stone, gravel and sand for the commercial, industrial, residential and civil engineering sector.
“In the two and a half months it’s been in operation, the new Hitachi EH1100-3 has met all our expectations,” said Bouchard. “Product support is very important for us since that truck is a key piece of equipment for our quarry in Laval. So far the Wajax team has provided excellent support to Demix Agrégats, and we are happy about our purchase.”
Demix Agrégats is serviced by Wajax Equipment in Laval, Quebec.