P&L Barton Ltd. started out in 1972 when Peter Barton invested in his first digger, a JCB 3C, and set up P Barton Plant Hire. Today almost 50 years later P&L Barton remains a family run business which ensures existing and new customers continue to receive a consistent high quality of service.
Based in Carnforth, Lancashire, England, the company has evolved and expanded working on a vast array of projects with clients in private households and businesses, to local councils and large multi-nationals. P&L Barton provide plant and services on a sub-contract or hire only basis, offering a wide range of services to the construction, groundwork, civil engineering, quarrying, recycling and haulage industries.
P&L Barton operates a diverse selection of modern well-maintained equipment to ensure clients are supplied with reliable and efficient hire solutions and in recent years EvoQuip has become part of the fleet. They took receipt of their first EvoQuip Colt 1000 from Blue Central in June. Since then the machine has been on hire contacts in multiple configurations to suit the required job sites.
One recent application was to produce limestone walling stone for one of their regular clients where space was limited. P&L Barton set about reconfiguring the Colt 1000 so that both conveyors discharged out the same side into segregated areas, maximizing the area available, eliminating double handling, and showing the Colt’s versatility.
Commenting on the Colt’s performance, Richard Barton, plant manager at P&L Barton said, “The Colt 1000 is the perfect machine for us due to its flexibility. Being suited to scalping and fine screening and the ability to quickly convert from three-way to two-way split and to swap conveyor configurations means it’s suitable for many applications and job sites.”
In the short time that P&L Barton have owned the Colt 1000, the machine has been out working on various projects. “We have been able to run the machine in two-way split on one project then convert it so that mids and fines are discharged on the same side on a really compact site, and in standard set up on another site. With the range of media options available I don’t think there is any job she can’t do” said Barton.