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Sandvik QJ341 jaw crusher

Durham-based firm strengthens fleet with new addition of QJ341 tracked jaw crusher

MGL Demolition, part of the MGL Group, are a privately owned business with a 40 year proven track record of success. Specializing in demolition, dismantling, licensed asbestos removal, land remediation and recycling, they now have operations across the UK in a multitude of business sectors.

The company has grown organically through the provision of a professional customer focused service, delivering best value, while endeavouring to always use the right pieces of equipment, on the right type of project. Drawing on, and through a combination of industry leading experience, technical expertise and an understanding of customer’s real requirements, MGL Demolition now successfully operate throughout the UK from its North Eastern centre of operations.


A cornerstone of this success has been the many years taken to assemble the dedicated MGL team. This now comprises demolition, asbestos removal and land remediation professionals, allowing the business to offer a unique combination of experience, technical skill and expertise, to ensure that customers receive the very highest standards of service.

However, it is not just the human element of the company that provides such high levels of service, as the business is supported by one of the most impressive fleets of modern demolition equipment in operation today.

A competitive advantage for the company has been ensuring that the right piece of kit is used on the right project, with the very latest addition being a Sandvik QJ341 tracked jaw crusher.

Mark Davison, managing director of MGL Demolition, explained: ‘One of the distinct advantages of the QJ341 is that due to its inherent transportability from site to site, and manoeuvrability around the site, it is literally able to go direct to the material, and reduce it for reuse on-site. This not only provides material for use straight away, but also reduces haulage costs, as well as being environmentally sustainable.’

The new QJ341 crusher is currently being used to crush –75mm demolition material on a variety of projects. The flexibility and productivity of the machine is ensured thanks to its 1200mm x 750mm (48in x 30in) feed opening, hydraulically adjustable CSS, high-reduction ratios, and crushing speed and efficiency. Additionally, the crusher has a reverse crushing action to relieve blockages, as well as an automatic central lubrication system.

The QJ341 is the latest in a long line of state-of-the-art tracked jaw crushers from Sandvik Construction, with the crusher model being an upgrade of the QJ340 unit. This upgrade and development follows the enforcement of the combustion engine exhaust gas legislation in Europe and the US in January 2011, which led to the introduction of the new Stage 3B/Tier 4i engines.

The legislation has led to, and with the dimensions of the resulting engine combined after treatment unit led to the need for design changes to the power pack. Faced with this enormous design challenge Sandvik used this as an opportunity to enhance the customer focused features of the crusher.

The QJ341 crusher has been designed with new features that ensure continuous, uninterrupted crushing and improved operator safety. This includes: a load control system for the feeder drive; a level sensor fitted to the jaw; and a speed wheel fitted to the main conveyor.

One of the key design changes on the machine is the main conveyor has been fitted with a raise and lower facility for increased magnet clearance, together with ease of transportation.

Mr Davison commented: ‘The focus of the Sandvik design changes has provided reduced running costs, a lower carbon footprint and increased productivity, which, vitally, means we are operating a more environmentally friendly and efficient machine.’

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