“This year, this machine will save us over 30,000 litres of diesel. What’s more, it will do it without causing us any trouble or down time. We could not ask for more.” Camillus O’Neill, Shannon Valley Quarry.
Shannon Valley Quarries took delivery of a new Powerscreen Chieftain 2100X at their Rathcoole site. This site is managed by Mick English & Camillus O’Neill and we recently caught up with Camillus to find out how he is getting on with their new machine. Powerscreen Ireland are no strangers to this quarry with several of our crushers and screeners currently working the site. The range of machines date back to their 1996 Chieftain 1600 to their new Maxtrak 1300 cone crusher. Each week Shannon Valley blast fresh rock, this in turn is fed to the Jaw crusher and then directly into the Powerscreen Maxtrak 1300.
At this stage it is then stockpiled and ran through either the Powerscreen Chieftain 2100X or another 3 deck screen that they have on site. Both deck machines are set up to screen 20mm, 14mm, 10mm and dust. The Chieftain 2100X has been on site since October 2015 and to date is working 10 hour days, 6 days per week, problem free. We spoke to Camillus O’Neill about their new Powerscreen Chieftain 2100X to see how he finds it after running it for a number of months. We were delighted, but not surprised when Camillus stated that this Chieftain was superior in almost ever way to his other 3 deck screener on site. “This year, this machine will save us over 30,000 litres of diesel. What’s more, it will do it without causing us any trouble or down time. We could not ask for more.” Camillus O’Neill, Shannon Valley Quarry.
Camillus O’Neill talking about a problem free day due to their Powerscreen Chieftain 2100X: “We have a lot of different machines on site from different companies, the Powerscreen Chieftain 2100X is brilliant, in that it’s one of the few machines we have that is problem free. Some machine will give you heartache, not this one. We know it will deliver 3,500 tonne a day, problem free for a long time to come.”
Camillus O’Neill talking about the fuel savings on the Powerscreen Chieftain 2100X: “This is our second 3 deck split screener we have on site. The other is not a Powerscreen Chieftain, and it’s costing us an extra 100 liters of diesel per day, thats over 30,000 liters per year. The Chieftain is a workhorse, and what’s more, its problem free. If I had to sum it up with one word, it would be – “SOLID”.”
Camillus O’Neill talking about the tonnage for their Powerscreen Chieftain 2100X: “We run our machine at a steady 350 tonne per hour. However we have set the top deck at 45mm and the mid deck at 35mm and we were working it at 750 tonne per hour. The machine did what we asked of it, and more.”