The new machine - the company’s first Premiertrak 300 mobile jaw crusher – came from UK dealer Blue Machinery.
Northbank will use the Premiertrak for processing of demolition arisings to provide a usable commodity either for the further development of projects or for sale to other users.
The 32.5t machine is powered by Tier4i Scania diesel engine delivering 275hp. It was chosen as it has the output of some larger machines in the compact dimensions required by Northbank to access some of the tighter, more congested city centre sites. The low-speed engine combined with low engine noise means the crusher can be used in city centre locations with little noise impact on the surrounding area.
“The Premiertrak 300 is an ideal tool for our operation as its size and productivity of up to 280tph provides us with the ideal combination of both productivity and size,” said Northbank Demolition managing director Paul Richards.
Features of the Premiertrak 300 include hydraulic crusher setting adjustment for control of product size and overload protection to prevent damage by foreign objects in the crushing chamber. This is particularly useful for Northbank as steel rebar can sometimes be present when processing concrete.
Other features include the addition of a hydraulically lowering conveyor minimises downtime in the case of a blockage and large clearances in the bypass chute enhance material flow and reduce the chance of blockages when processing sticky or difficult materials.
“The build quality is second to none as far as we are concerned and it is perfectly set up for the demolition industry,” said Richards. “We didn’t look at any other manufacturer as the 300 fits our needs precisely. It’s well built, reliable, we get good service and back up from Blue. It is also easy to move and very economical to run. We simply couldn’t ask for a better crusher for our operation.”