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Hercules mobile trommel down under

Hercules HT182M trommel screen

Stelex install heavy-duty trommel in Australia in conjunction with representatives Lincom Group

STELEX Construction Equipment Ltd have completed the installation of their first HT182M heavy-duty mobile Hercules trommel screen in Australia. The deal was completed in conjunction with Stelex’s Australian representatives, Lincom Group.

Their customer’s ongoing material supply contract requires very high daily tonnages on strict time deadlines, so reliability was a key issue when purchasing the machine. The trommel also had to be very hard wearing due to the tough material conditions on site.

The new HT182M trommel, mounted on a steel skid-frame, consists of a 1.8m diameter x 8m long barrel and is producing clean, sized stone from contaminated as-dug material and current waste material at rates of up to 500 tonnes/h.

The heavy-duty barrel assembly, which is producing three sizes of stone plus oversize, was manufactured to suit the customer’s individual project requirements. Different barrel aperture sizes were also made available to the customer so that alternative stone sizes can be recovered in other future projects.

Fed by an excavator via a 42-tonne capacity wear-resistant hopper, the trommel’s feed rate and barrel rotation speed is variable to suit the customer’s individual material characteristics. This is easily achieved by the diesel/hydraulic powerpack, which was supplied as part of the project.

Separation chutes underneath the trommel allow the fines to be removed, via conveyor, for further site processing, while the extra product sizes are held in separate bays for removal by a front-end loader.

Compared with previous working methods, additional products are now being produced on site and waste has been reduced, providing added value for the customer.

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