New Powerscreen machines for Banner Contracts
NE-based mobile crushing and screening specialist adds new crusher and six new screens to fleet
NORTH East-based contract crushing and screening specialists Banner Contracts have recently taken delivery of a Powerscreen 1000 Maxtrak cone crusher and six Powerscreen Chieftain 2100X mobile screens to add to their extensive fleet.
Covering the north of England, Borders and the Midlands areas, the family-run business now has over 65 employees and a portfolio of more than 110 machines comprising crushers, screeners, dumptrucks, excavators and loading shovels.
As a long-standing Blue Scotland customer that has operated numerous Powerscreen and Pegson machines over the years, Banner once again choose the Powerscreen 1000 Maxtrak when the requirement arose for a further cone crusher to be added to their fleet.
Director Jo Banner said: ‘We feel the 1000 Maxtrak is an excellent choice for an all-round cone crusher. They have always worked well on our hard stone applications, giving us the required high-specification product needed in terms of both cubicity and shape.
‘The new Scania-engine Maxtrak not only meets our exacting production requirements, but is also proving to be extremely fuel efficient, greatly reducing our running costs.’
In addition, Banner have taken delivery of six Powerscreen Chieftain 2100X screeners – two double-deck and four triple-deck – to replace six competitor machines.
The Chieftain 2100X (pictured) is a large-volume mobile screen, capable of up to 600 tonnes/h, which allows fine product separation across a wide range of materials. Unique features of the Chieftain 2100X include a high-capacity hopper, belt feeder and radio-controlled tipping grid.
Mr Banner commented: ‘The three key features of the Chieftain 2100X are reliability, durability and production – which in our business are crucial to our success.’
A further element which came into the reckoning during the buying process was the strong residual value of the Powerscreen brand on a global basis, making the second-hand market much wider as a result.
‘Our experience has shown that Powerscreen equipment has a much higher residual value than the majority of competitor equipment,’ said Mr Banner.’ This is obviously a huge consideration, as when it comes to refreshing our equipment, it is important that we get the right money back, thereby making the overall cost of ownership more favourable.’
Another important factor in Banner’s decision was the technical service backup from Blue. ‘We enjoy dealing with Blue because they understand the needs of our business. The backup and service they provide is invaluable to us in the contracting business, and gives us the security required that any problems will be resolved ASAP,’ said Mr Banner.