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New Sandvik QJ241 for Mead Construction

Mead Construction invest in a new Sandvik QJ241 mobile crusher

Company strengthens its recycling equipment fleet with one of Sandvik’s smallest mobile jaw crushers

CAMBRIDGESHIRE-based Mead Construction have bolstered their aggregates processing fleet with the addition of a new Sandvik QJ241 mobile jaw crusher. The latest machine upgrade has proved well suited to Mead Construction’s business, specifically the recycling of waste materials.

One of the company’s key goals is to provide high-quality recycled materials for the growing construction market across Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, and the surrounding regions. Mead Construction are no strangers to owning and operating Sandvik equipment, and the QJ241 has quickly been deployed to produce crushed hardcore from two recycling depots, which are then sold to their customers.


Compact and mobile, the jaw crusher unit – with a feed opening of 1,000mm x 650mm – has proven to be an ideal solution to recycle construction and demolition waste on space-restricted sites, such as small quarries, demolition jobs and construction sites.

‘The QJ241 is just the right size for our recycling depot and is easy to operate,’ commented Richard Mead, transport manager at Mead Construction. ‘We use Sandvik because it is a leading machine in its sector with good back-up. We have had good experiences previously with Sandvik machines and it was an easy decision to invest with them again.’

One of the key benefits of the Sandvik QJ241 mobile crusher is the reduction of operating costs. The machine, for example, is powered by the latest emissions-compliant Caterpillar engine (225hp) that has been enhanced for a significant decrease in fuel consumption, lower cost of ownership, and a drop in emissions by up to 45% for a lower carbon footprint.

The QJ241 is also equipped with Sandvik Optitooth jaw plates for extended operational life, increased throughput, and reduced fuel consumption. Purposefully designed for the recycling job at hand, the mobile jaw crusher has been fitted with several features to allow Mead Construction to increase their productivity and improve the business’s profitability.

These include: a reversible jaw for relieving blockages; an overband magnet; and a hydraulic raise/lower facility to give increased clearance for rebar. Also fitted on the main conveyor is a speed wheel to help regulate material feed, thereby providing a continuous, uninterrupted crushing process.  

The QJ241 unit also comes with Sandvik’s My Fleet remote monitoring system (as standard), together with seven years’ complimentary data access, which provides live monitoring of plant performance, hours, location etc., maximizing uptime and allowing optimum output to be achieved at all times.

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