Lloyd Loaders (MH) Ltd has been trading since 1960. In the early days the company was known as Lloyd Excavations & Roadstone Ltd. Initially the main activities included buying, hauling and selling materials used in building and construction. Later this developed into excavation of ash and shale tips, quarrying and the processing of materials arising there from. A natural progression took the company into demolition, excavation and plant hire, during the course of which a workshop for the maintenance of vehicles and plant, together with the gradual building-up of facilities and equipment came about. It became clear that the workshop facilities and staff were only fully utilised outside normal hours i.e.
nights and weekends, with service and repair work. Plant was purchased to re-condition or re-build. The company preferred Chaseside loading shovels which it had tried, tested and standardised. Initially the machines were intended for our own use but it soon became obvious we could buy and process machines beyond our requirements. In the late sixties we were asked by Chaseside to re-build their second hand machines.
This arrangement was successful for a period of two years until unfortunately the Chaseside Company, which was owned by the sadly ailing British Northrop, had to be sold. As the purchasers, JCB sold through agents the second hand machines were not so readily available. Also the price increases introduced by the new owners impacted on our operation.
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