Civil engineering company takes delivery of first PT600E jaw crusher in the UK and Ireland
COLLEN Bros (Quarries) Ltd, a family owned and operated civil engineering company located in Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland, recently took delivery of a Powerscreen Premiertrak 600E (PT600E) jaw crusher – the first of its kind to be delivered in the UK and Ireland.
With a history dating back to the 1800s, Collen Bros specialize in the manufacture and laying of asphalt products, the production and supply of a wide range of quarried materials and the supply of high-PSV aggregates. The recent investment in the Premiertrak 600E, sold and commissioned by Powerscreen Ireland, is testament to the company’s ongoing evolution and commitment towards sustainability.
The Premiertrak 600E jaw crusher is part of the growing Powerscreen Hybrid range and has been designed for large-scale operators who require high production in recycling, quarrying, construction and demolition, and mining applications. Offering significant operational savings, reduced fuel consumption and, ultimately, reduced CO2 emissions, the machine is said to be a popular choice for customers who want to maximize efficiency and minimize their carbon footprint.
Andrew Collen, director at Collen Bros, is pleased with how the new crusher is performing. He said: ‘With the rising energy prices, we decided to look at the potential for a hybrid machine that could be run via an on-board diesel generator or plugged into the mains power. Powerscreen had the perfect solution with the PT600E, especially in terms of high production and low running costs.’
The new PT600E for Collen Bros includes an extra-large feeder as well as a pre-screen option, which removes a large proportion of fines from the feed material. As a result, the company has been able to increase its production rates as well as further improve product specification.
Mr Collen continued: ‘I have been very impressed with the technical background and applications knowledge from the Powerscreen Ireland team throughout the process. So far, the increased production and greatly lowered running costs have been a game-changer in our quarry and we believe hybrid machines are the way forward.’
In addition to the new jaw crusher, Collen Bros have also invested in an electric CT80 Powerscreen conveyor. One of the key benefits of the CT80 is its ability to integrate with the Premier Trak 600E – allowing both machines to run off the same power source. These machines have also been paired up with a Chieftain 2100XE inclined screen to showcase the full capability of Power screen Hybrid equipment.
Noel McBride, sales manager at Power screen Ireland, commented: ‘It’s great to see forward-thinking companies like Collen Bros investing in a more sustainable future. We are delighted that they have chosen to partner with Power screen Ireland, and we wish the team every success with their new hybrid machines.’