On a recent holiday to Portugal, the Buccaneer 300 Mobile Screen Unit, designed, manufactured and sold by Crushing and Screening Ltd, of Thirsk North Yorkshire, was seen on the Algarve near Portimao, screening aggregates for sale to the building markets by E.S. Ferreira, a well-known and respected aggregates supply company on the Algarve.
Former retired owner of Crushing and Screening Ltd, Ian Ashton spoke to the owner of the Buccaneer screen Mr. E.S. Ferreira who was delighted with the screen he had owned for 5 years and had never missed a days work in those years through breakdowns.
The Buccaneer screen had originally been sold 27 years ago to a company in Lisbon and was installed and commissioned by Ian’s son Neil who was the service engineer at the time and now is the owner of Crushing and Screening Ltd.
It was pure chance that the Buccaneer screen was spotted whilst driving on the main highway from Faro to Lagos on a site seeing tour but delighted to see it had stood the test of time!!