The quarry ‘Les Carrie`res de L’Ariana’, a family business in the Raoued-Ariana region of Tunisia, purchased the first Case 821 wheel loader in 1989. Founder Mohamed Djelassi was so delighted with its performance and the support he received from his Case dealer Sotradies, that the company remains loyal to the brand and dealer to this day — even after his son, Omar Djelassi took over the management of the company in 2011.
‘FAST CYCLES, LOW FUEL CONSUMPTION, HIGH RELIABILITY:THAT’S WHY WE LIKE CASE WHEEL LOADERS’
‘Les Carrie`res de L’Ariana’, which covers an area of 14ha, produces aggregates for the building industry and for concrete mixes. In addition to the original 821, the quarry relies on four Case wheel loaders — a 921 and a 1288 purchased in 1995 and two 921C units — to load the trucks day, day out.
“When choosing a wheel loader we look first of all for a powerful and highly reliable machine,” explains Omar Djelassi, who was the company’s technical director until he took over as general manager. “Case wheel loaders deliver in spades on both counts. They keep up consistently high levels of performance, with extremely fast cycles in loading the trucks and efficiency in transport applications. And they do all this with exceptionally low fuel consumption — great for our bottom line! As for their reliability, we know we can absolutely count on them to perform tirelessly, day after day in the tough conditions of the quarry. Just think that our first Case wheel loader, the 821 purchased by my father, is still going strong with over 67,000 hours on the job. It is a special machine to me; I take care of its maintenance and repairs personally, and it’s a delight.”