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Big Cat Arrives for Work!

December 14, 2018

J & J Franks Take Delivery of Wide Track Caterpillar Bulldozer The latest addition to our ever growing stable of state-of-the-art equipment has just been delivered. The CAT D6T LGP. The vehicle is equipped with wider tracks compared with other Dozers on the Market which means the weight is distributed over a larger area. This enables… [Read More]

Franks Receive Health & Safety Accolade

J & J Franks Win Prestigious Award Our Newest quarry at Nutfield has been presented with a prestigious award for Health and Safety. We are very proud of this latest accolade to our achievements which has been recognised by The Mineral Products Association.    

Franks Vehicles are Going Greener!

November 5, 2018

Franks welcome latest addition to the fleet The latest vehicle to join our fleet has arrived. Equipped with the latest Euro 6 low emissions engine this skip lorry is a top specification machine with the enhanced larger LF 260 engine which is significantly more powerful than its predecessor the LF220. We look forward to seeing… [Read More]

Productivity Milestone for Franks

October 2, 2018

Franks Reach Another Milestone Franks achieve another milestone, reaching 1000 days of continuous operation without any lost time or incidents since sand extraction began at Mercers Quarry.

New Loading Shovel Increases Efficiency!

August 14, 2018

Franks invests in new loading shovel to save customers time We have just taken delivery of our latest piece of equipment a brand new state of the art Doosan DL450 Loading Shovel. The new vehicle can load an artic in just 3 bucket loads, virtually halving the loading time for all vehicles entering our Mercers… [Read More]

Win at Lingfield for Sandfrankskipsgo

July 20, 2018

Sandfrankskipsgo leads from the front to finish first Our favourite race horse with our favourite name does it again at Lingfield on the 18th July 2018. Following a not very good draw in the stalls. Sandfrankskipsgo made a fantastic break ridden by jockey Tom Queally and virtually lead the race from the start and finished… [Read More]

J & J Franks celebrates one year of paper free waste management

June 27, 2018

One step closer to the paperless office In the middle of June 2017 we transferred our WTN’s to tablets instead of paper tickets. Using new Weighsoft 5 software and hand held units, once the tablets are signed we are now able to  email tickets directly to site your managers and any other members of staff who require them.… [Read More]

Sand Production at Mercers Quarry Exceeds Expectations

May 16, 2018

During the month of April 2018 in its first full year of operation Mercers Quarry has exceeded all expectations in sand production and sales. Average daily sales are regularly close to 1000 tonnes with some days peaking over 1000 tonnes. On one notable day in April, sales reached an impressive 1320 tonnes! The sand from… [Read More]


March 28, 2018

Another Racehorse from J & J Franks owned and trained by our Managing Director Peter Crate ran an impressive race almost winning at Lingfield Park on Friday 23rd March 2018. Sandfrankskipsgo was second by a neck to Red Invader following a very poor draw in the stalls.  

Valentine’s Day Debut For Skip To My Lou

February 23, 2018

On the Valentine’s Day this year the latest addition to our team had her first race at Lingfield Park. Unlike our state of the art fleet of Skip and Grab Lorries, the emphasis this time was on a different kind of horse power. She ran extremely well on her maiden run and showed good speed.… [Read More]