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New crushers get to work

17 Dec 12 Lancashire-based P&L Barton has invested in two new Terex Powerscreen mobile crushing plants.

The XA400S and 1000 Maxtrak crushers join a fleet of excavators, dozers, tipper trucks, screening and crushing plants and other equipment operated by this family-run business in Carnforth.

P&L Barton is heavily involved in sea defence works and general civil engineering projects and has recently found the need to expand its crushing & screening capabilities to meet demand. 

The Powerscreen XA400S mobile crushing plant is designed and built for primary crushing in both recycling and quarrying applications. Optimum output is 450 tonnes per hour.

Specifically developed for larger end users, the Powerscreen 1000 Maxtrak cone crusher can accept an 'all in' feed, thereby eliminating the need for pre-screening.  The feed hopper is equipped with a level probe that maintains choke feeding of the cone crusher, improving cubical shape and increasing fines production for road-base applications. 

The new machines are now at work in an Aggregate Industries quarry in Cumbria, where P&L Barton has been tasked with the quarry’s total material production.  This involves loading and hauling the blasted material from the face to the processing area where the XA400S is crushing up to 3,000 tonnes a day.  The XA400S is used to feed the 1000 Maxtrak which, in turn, feeds onto a triple deck screener to produce clean, separated aggregates stockpiles. 

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