Sheehan Group invests in wheel washing technology

Sheehan Group invests in wheel washing technology

UK company installs MobyDick wheel washing system at aggregates recycling plant.

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November 29, 2018
Edited by Kelly Maile

As part of its sustainability and environmental strategy, Sheehan Group, UK, has installed a MobyDick wheel washing system at its aggregates recycling plant in Oxford. 

The drive-through unit removes dirt, mud and debris from lorries and uses water from a reservoir to help Sheehan Group carry out an environmentally friendly operation, according to a news release.

Tara Sheehan, finance director of Sheehan Group, says, “The wheel wash system is highly effective and ensures every lorry that visits our site leaves with clean wheels. It is another significant investment in infrastructure as part of our strategy to be as carbon neutral, sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible."

“The service is for all HGV vehicles that visit our recycling plant and many drivers from other companies have commented on how good it is and how grateful they are, as it saves them from doing it at the end of their shift,” she adds. “It means that when lorries leave our site, they are free from debris, which has a really positive bearing on the local roads and communities.”

MobyDick offers an array of wheel washing technology, ranging from advanced spray systems to water recycling modules.

Sheehan Group says the system is an alternative to manually operated pressure washers and complements the company’s on-site water-treatment facility, which is used to wash construction and demolition waste by turning it into reusable aggregates.

Last year, Sheehan Group celebrated a milestone by diverting around 500,000 tons of waste from UK landfill sites using the construction and demolition recycling plant.

Half of the recycled material is used in the company’s own construction projects while the rest is sold to contractors, the company says.