POWERSCREEN WARRIOR 1400X SCREEN TAKING ON THE USA
- Posted January 14, 2014
Powerscreen New England, a long serving distributor in north-eastern USA, purchased the first Warrior 1400X for the American market and it has since been sold to Carrier Home Builders Inc.
Carrier Home Builders, Inc., established in 1971, is a family run business with 12 employees and more than 40 years of industry experience in the construction industry. Carrier Home Builders has rented many Powerscreen machines over the past 6 years. They recently bought and installed their first Warrior 1400X screen for their recent project in Farmington, CT. The machine is working in topsoil, sand and gravel applications and is also making stone with a Powerscreen 1000 Maxtrak cone crusher.
Carrier Home Builders tested a Powerscreen Warrior 800 screen and were impressed with the capability of the machine. Steve Carrier, Vice President of Carrier Home Builders, said, “ We couldn’t believe what the little machine was capable of doing. However, once we saw the Warrior 1400X, we made the difficult decision to buy the bigger machine with the higher capacity.” The features of the Warrior 1400X screen impressed Carrier. “There were various impressive aspects of the machine, primarily how well it performed as a finishing screen and not just as a scalping screen. We were blown away with its performance in top soil and we liked the ground clearance of the machine.”
The Powerscreen Warrior 1400X screen was designed with serviceability in mind, serviceability features include a class-leading screen box raise function and the unique ability to raise the collection conveyor. The standard spec machine is built with all parts to easily convert from 2 to 3 way split machine on site. Carrier said, “It was easy to set up and work on, there was little need for wrenches and screen changing was easy. Another key benefit for us was that we could load the machine from the back with a loader or fold the sides down to load with an excavator from the sides.”
Carrier went on to talk about why they were a repeat customer of Powerscreen New England. “It is important to have an in-state dealer, Powerscreen New England is only ever a phone call away. They have a service hub close by and parts in stock when we need them. We have worked with Graham Wylie [from Powerscreen New England] for over 5 years now and are assured by his product knowledge and experience in the industry."
The Warrior 1400X screen has also been designed with economy in mind with reduced engine running speed and enhanced hydraulics, resulting in a reduction in fuel consumption compared to the previous model . This can translate into a substantial financial saving for customers over the lifetime of the machine.
The Warrior 1400X screen can be fitted with either a Tier 3 / Stage 3A Caterpillar C4.4 ATAAC – 4 cylinder diesel engine developing 90kW (120hp) at 1800 rpm, or a Tier 4i / Stage 3B Caterpillar C4.4 – 4 cylinder diesel engine developing 82kW (110hp) at 1800 rpm.