1000 Maxtrak for Aberdeen Crushing & Screening
High-capacity Powerscreen machine joins well-established contract crushing and screening fleet
BLUE Machinery Scotland have delivered a Powerscreen 1000 Maxtrak mobile cone crusher to long-standing customer Aberdeen Crushing and Screening. The new, high-capacity unit joins a modern fleet of mobile machines which forms the backbone of the contract business Aberdeen Crushing and Screening have developed over the years.
Aberdeen Crushing and Screening is part of the multi-discipline organization Aberdeen Trailers Ltd, based in Fyrie, Turriff, in Aberdeenshire, an independent, family owned company formed in 1982 by owner Bill Miazek.
Initially, the business was focused on commercial and domestic trailer manufacture, hire and repairs, but recognizing clear openings in the market, Mr Miazek has expanded and diversified his company to include muckshifting, construction plant and equipment hire, quarried and recycled aggregates for civil engineering projects, a fleet of tippers and, through Aberdeen Crushing and Screening, a well-established contract crushing and screening service.
The latest addition to the Aberdeen Crushing and Screening fleet continues the company’s principle of ensuring that plant and equipment in the fleet is modern, highly productive and very reliable. ‘Being in the market for a cone crusher, we looked long and hard at what was available and came to the conclusion that you can’t touch the Powerscreen 1000 Maxtrak for both reliability and productivity,’ said Mr Miazek.
‘The fuel efficiency provided by the machine’s direct drive is a great benefit and we were also impressed with Blue Machinery’s knowledge and experience, and the fact that they have an excellent reputation for after-sales product support, with first-class spares availability and a very mobile team of highly qualified field service engineers.’
The Powerscreen 1000 Maxtrak features the well-proven and renowned 1000 Automax cone crusher technology at its core. With potential outputs of up to 230 tonnes/h, depending on the material being processed, the crusher maintains consistent product shape with a high reduction ratio. Power is provided by the Tier 4i/Stage 3B or Tier 4F/Stage 4 Scania DC9 83A diesel engine, which develops 257kW.
The 1000 Maxtrak cone crusher can accept an ‘all in’ feed, thereby eliminating the need for pre-screening which would reduce the cubicity of the finished product. The feed hopper is equipped with a level probe which maintains choke feeding of the cone crusher, thereby further improving cubical shape and increasing fines production for ‘roadbase’ applications.
The machine’s taper roller bearing design, with hydraulic setting, tramp release and unblocking system, is said to ensure excellent productivity and ease of operation, whilst its metal-detection system with integral contaminated material removal reduces the chance of tramp metal entering the crushing chamber, which is particularly useful in recycling applications.
Machine adjustments can be made ‘on the run’ using touch-button controls with direct read-out of the closed-side setting. Dust-suppression sprays to reduce environmental emissions are included as standard.