Powerscreen make it a hat-trick in Scotland
Three Scottish quarry operators choose Powerscreen equipment for the first time
GRANGE Quarry, Barrachander Quarry and Miller Plant have all taken delivery of a Powerscreen 1000 Maxtrak mobile cone crusher. It is the first time the companies have invested in Powerscreen equipment, having previously purchased Sandvik machinery.
The 1000 Maxtrak plant has been designed for direct feed applications without the need for pre-screening on clean rock. At the heart of the machine is the Automaxcone crusher, providing both reduction and product cubicity for the creation of quality aggregate and sub-base material. Hydraulic release capabilities incorporated within the 1000 Maxtrak ensure that any uncrushable material moving in to the chamber is discharged safely.
Built on a heavy-duty chassis and track frame, the mobile plant is equipped with a dust-suppression unit and Powerscreen’s Pulse telematics system. Pulse offers key information via an app, including GPS location, tonnages, start-and-stop times, cone settings, fuel consumption, wear ratings, maintenance status and operating hours.
Since delivery of the Powerscreen 1000 Maxtrak, the customers have already noticed the benefits of the cone crusher over their predecessors. Ian Miller, managing director of Miller Plant, highlighted the machine offered increased production and quality of finished product.
Calum McCrae, director at Barrachander Quarry, has been impressed with the improved fuel efficiency and high-quality material delivered by the plant, along with the aftermarket services supplied by distributors Blue Scotland. ‘The customer service is second to none. Sales manager Dermot Donaghy is always available, as is Owen Gourley, the technical manager for Blue Scotland,’ he commented.
Echoing Mr McCrae’s sentiments, Stuart Dodd of Grange Quarry said: ‘We are really impressed both with the shape of the material coming off, as well as the feed size which is an improvement over our old machine.’
The 1000 Maxtrak crusher will continue to work on a variety of tasks, including: tertiary crushing to create an asphalt aggregate; producing MOT Type 1; creating sub-base, and processing alongside screeners to deliver single sized products.
Dermot Donaghy, sales manager for Blue Scotland, said. ‘All three customers had been using competitor machines for many years, meaning they knew those machines inside out.
‘For them to move over demonstrates the quality of Powerscreen products, as the machines had to be notably superior for the quarry operators to make the switch. As always at Blue Scotland we appreciate their business, it is great that they buy into our philosophy of exceptional aftersales support as well as the sale of quality machinery.’