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First Powerscreen Warrior Screen sold in the USA

First published in the February 2014 issue of Quarry Management as Transatlantic Success

Powerscreen New England sell first Warrior 1400X machine in the US market

The Powerscreen Warrior 1400X screen was first launched at Hillhead 2012 and since then it has impressed customers across Continental Europe. The plant has also made an impact in the American market where Powerscreen New England, a long-serving distributor in the north-eastern US, recently sold their first ever Warrior 1400X screen to Carrier Home Builders Inc.

Established in 1971, Carrier Home Builders are a family run business with 12 employees. The construction firm has hired many Powerscreen machines in the past six years but recently bought and installed its first Warrior 1400X screen for a project in Farmington, Connecticut.

The Warrior 1400X screen is currently working in topsoil, sand and gravel applications, as well as helping to produce stone products in conjunction with a Powerscreen 1000 Maxtrak cone crusher.

Before purchasing the Warrior 1400X, Carrier Home Builders tested a Warrior 800 screen and were immediately impressed with the capability of the machine.

Steve Carrier, vice-president, recalled: ‘We couldn’t believe what the little machine was capable of doing. However, once we saw the Warrior 1400X we made the decision to buy the bigger machine with the higher capacity.’

Key features of the Warrior 1400X screen also impressed Mr Carrier. He continued: ‘There were various major aspects of the machine, primarily how well it performed as a finishing screen and not just as a scalping screen. We were satisfied with the machine’s performance in topsoil and its ground clearance.’

The Powerscreen unit has been designed with economy in mind, with reduced engine running speed and enhanced hydraulics resulting in greater fuel economy over the previous model. This can lead to significant financial savings for customers during the working life of the machine.

The Warrior 1400X can be fitted with either a Tier 3/Stage 3A four-cylinder Caterpillar C4.4 ATAAC diesel engine (120hp at 1,800 rev/min) or a Tier 4i/Stage 3B four-cylinder Caterpillar C4.4 diesel engine (110hp at 1,800 rev/min).

The screen has also been developed with serviceability in mind, with features including: a class-leading screenbox raise function; and an ability to raise the collection conveyor. The standard spec 1400X has been specially designed to easily convert from a two- to a three-way-split machine on site.

Mr Carrier explained: ‘It was easy to set up and work on, as there was little need for wrenches and screen changing was simple. Another key benefit was that we could load the machine from the back with a loader or fold the sides down to load with an excavator from the sides.’

He also praised the after-sales service provided by Powerscreen New England. ‘It is important to have an ‘in-state’ dealer with a service hub close by and parts in stock when we need them,’ said Mr Carrier. ‘We have worked with Graham Wylie (from Powerscreen New England) for over five years and are assured by his product knowledge and experience in the industry.’

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