NEWEST & BRIGHTEST: Tassie quarry likes Kiwi crusher

Stornoway bought an SCS TC1235 Cougar cone crusher for its quarry site at Breadalbane in northern Tasmania.Quarry manager Brett Hoyle said he had never used Christchurch, New Zealand-based SCS’s machines before buying the TC1235.Hoyle said he researched cone crushers and portable cone crushers from many suppliers before settling on the Cougar, mainly for the flexibility and capability of the feed size, and the depth of crushing within the cone chamber.“We liked the adaptability to add a feed hopper on the main unit, which made the Stornoway Quarrying machine the first to do so,” he said.“The flexibility of the machine is incredible. We have just recently moved it off site for the first time for a contract crushing job and had to take the feed hopper off. “Within an hour-and-a-half it was ready to load onto the truck. It’s a difficult job because it’s very high off the ground.“Even when the cone crusher hit the ground at its end location it was ready to go again in five minutes, as the feeder was not required for the next job due to the rock for this job being small – it can simply go straight over the screening plant and into the crusher.”SCS sales director Brian Court said mobile crushing equipment gave operators more choices, whether within an existing quarry site or between multiple quarrying sites.“We have spent a lot of time and effort researching and developing the Cougar cone and we are excited about the final product,” he said.“What makes the Cougar cone really stand out is its ability to handle demolition concrete with a range of contaminants such as reinforcing steel.”

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