SCOTTISH CUSTOMER PUTS THE NEW PREMIERTRAK 600 & 1150 MAXTRAK TO WORK
- Posted September 23, 2015
“We chose this new generation Premiertrak 600 because we have successfully used Powerscreen machines for many years and know their excellent build quality, reliability and proven longevity.”
Malcolm Construction Services has taken delivery of the recently launched Powerscreen Premiertrak 600 mobile jaw crusher from appointed distributor Blue Machinery Scotland. This powerful and innovative mobile crushing plant is now hard at work with other Powerscreen crushing and screening equipment, processing quarried Basalt at Malcolm’s Loanhead Quarry near Glasgow, Scotland. The company has also purchased a new 1150 Maxtrak cone crusher to achieve type 1 sizes for drainage and concrete aggregate.
The Premiertrak 600 is a high performance primary jaw crusher, offering an impressive throughput of around 600 tonnes per hour. It is quick and easy to set up and robustly engineered for high production quarrying and recycling applications – and is especially suited to processing hard rock. The 1200mm x 820mm jaw chamber incorporates many user-friendly features, including a fully hydraulic CSS range of 75mm – 200mm and a reversing system to clear blockages quickly. The high capacity jaw is fed by a vibrating grizzly feeder with variable speed control and a large grizzly area to maximise removal of fine material, thereby prolonging the wear life of jaw plates within the crusher chamber. The bypass chute is also fitted with wear-resistant liners as standard, and incorporates an adjustable five-position deflector plate to divert material to either the product or side conveyors. The product and tail conveyors can be raised and lowered hydraulically. The controls incorporate a state of the art, modern interface with intuitive graphics and high resolution display for ease of operation. There is automatic start/stop and diagnostic and machine adjustment capability. The speed of the jaw crusher on the Premiertrak 600 can be varied to suit the application and feed materials, thereby optimising performance.
Malcolm Construction Services, part of the independent and family-owned WH Malcolm Group, is a multi-disciplined organisation operating throughout Scotland’s central belt. With interests in quarrying, haulage, civil engineering, plant hire and waste management – and arguably the largest operator of construction tipper trucks in Scotland – the company also has a large fleet of roll-on-off vehicles and skips. As part of its involvement in quarrying and C&D waste recycling, Malcolm Construction Services has also built up a modern and versatile fleet of mobile crushing plants, screeners and associated equipment capable of processing quarried material as well as construction and demolition waste. Malcolm Construction Services has been a Powerscreen customer for more than 25 years and a Blue Scotland Customer since inception 18 years ago, with Blue supplying a Pegson 11800 jaw crusher, 1000 and 1300 cone crushers, as well as two Chieftain 1800 screening plants when the quarry opened nine years ago. Due to the trouble free processing for ten years the decision was simple to stick with the brand they know and trust and this latest plant acquisition further cements a long and fruitful business relationship.
Loanhead Quarry produces a comprehensive range of bulk fill materials and maintains a large stock of aggregates for construction and civil engineering projects, with the ability to generate non-specific types on request for both internal and external markets. Stocks include Type 1 Sub-Base CL803, 0/80mm crusher run, 50/100mm, 20/40mm, 10/20mm and 10/14mm single size crushed Whinstone and 0/6mm crushed fine aggregate. Loanhead Quarry serves a national customer base throughout Scotland and beyond.
Malcolm Construction Services’ Plant Manager at Loanhead, Freddie McAlister, commented “We chose this new generation Premiertrak 600 because we have successfully used Powerscreen machines for many years and know their excellent build quality, reliability and proven longevity. We also like the independent live pre-screen on this new machine, which allows us to extract lower quality -40mm scalpings during the process. We’ve enjoyed a long partnership with Blue Machinery Scotland who have consistently been of great help both during the selection and buying process and, particularly, with their first rate after sales product support”.