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Tyne Tees Crushing Screening Takes Their First Powerscreen Pegson Mobile Crusher

 - Tyne Tees Crushing Screening Takes Their First Powerscreen Pegson Mobile Crusher

A new generation Powerscreen Pegson XA400S mobile crushing plant has recently been supplied by distributor Blue Machinery Scotland to Tyne Tees Demolition Group company, Tyne Tees Crushing & Screening. This is their first Powerscreen Pegson crushing plant and joins a fleet of screeners and crushers producing quality recycled aggregates from their own demolition contracts, as well as forming part of the company’s modern contract crushing and screening fleet.

Tyne Tees Demolition Group is headquartered in Newton Aycliffe near Darlington and has been providing turnkey services to a prestigious and national customer base for over 30 years. The Group is multi-disciplined, specialising in demolition, site clearance, licensed asbestos removal, salvage, recycling and waste management, with Tyne Tees Crushing & Screening focussed on in-house and contract work for both recycled materials and quarried products. A modern plant fleet includes specially equipped excavators with a range of attachments, tracked and wheeled loading shovels, mobile screening and crushing plants, tipper wagons, roll-on-off and skip vehicles. The Group also operates its own recycling yard and waste transfer station in Darlington and conservatively estimates that around 93% of material is recycled from their many demolition contracts, minimising tip-to-landfill volumes which significantly reduces the associated costs and environmental impact. Recycled aggregates are produced in line with the WRAP Quality Protocol for use in adoptable highways and, wherever possible, recycled materials are processed on site and reused in the brownfield developments that often succeed the initial structural demolition. Tyne Tees Demolition Group is a long-standing member of the NFDC (National Federation of Demolition Contractors).

The new generation XA400S mobile crushing plant is designed and built for primary crushing and is ideal for both recycling and quarrying applications, featuring a highly aggressive crushing action with hydraulic crusher setting adjustment and an optimum output of 450 tonnes per hour. The high-swing jaw eases material entry into the crushing chamber and the hydraulic adjustment has been developed to enable crusher setting changes to be made quickly and easily over a wide range.  The adjustment is activated without the need to release the draw-back mechanism and this system is particularly suitable for applications where regular jaw setting adjustments are required.

There are numerous innovative features on the XA400S to improve productivity and enhance maintenance procedures. For example, the feed hopper is constructed from 15mm heavy-duty Hardox for prolonged active life and is hydraulically folding with boltless fixing; there is a newly designed and improved crusher drive access system; an easy access power pack canopy; hydraulic and oil filter changes are only required at 2000 hours intervals; there is also excellent under crusher accessibility for the safe and easy removal of wire or rebar with an hydraulic tilting conveyor system which features an easily removable belt for simple replacement. The strong I-beam construction of the chassis is designed and built to withstand even the most arduous of conditions and the low ground pressure crawler track is site proven for the toughest of terrains.

Driven by a 350HP CAT C9 tier III ACERT engine, the XA400S is PLC controlled for optimum performance with finger-tip actuation and a simple, automatic start sequence.  The highly efficient HFO direct drive system engineered into the plant gives remarkably low fuel consumption figures – as little as 22 litres per hour, depending on the application. A new style of vibrating grizzly feeder, with an extended twin cartridge grizzly section, actively discourages pegging and blinding. There is an improved impact area under the product conveyor and the hydraulically elevating and lowering conveyor itself has an increased 3.9m discharged height for even better stockpiling and, for transport, this can quickly be lowered to reduce the overall height dimension of the plant.

Tyne Tees Demolition Group’s managing director David Gauja expresses satisfaction with the company’s new acquisition. “When Andrew Verity, who heads up our crushing and screening company, and I were looking to buy our next crusher, we were impressed with the Powerscreen Pegson build quality compared with other makes that we researched. We’ve also enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship with Blue Scotland’s salesman Rob Coward and, importantly, are thoroughly convinced by the reputation of their after sales product support operation. Our new crusher is proving to be highly productive, gives an excellent and consistent end product and we’re confident that it will be a long-lasting and valuable addition to our fleet”.