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Rubble Master RM80 GO! – Dynamite comes in small packages
04 February 2014, Johannesburg: When Kwazulu-Natal aggregate producer Flanders Quarry bought a Rubble Master RM80 GO! to produce large amounts of G4 and G5 material, it flew in the face of traditional opinion concerning the supposedly high running costs of horizontal shaft impact crushers (HSI).
Several months of experience producing consistently high volumes of quality product has in fact proved quite the opposite. The Rubble Master has significantly driven down operating costs as it works free of the complexities of a conventional crushing and screening train.
Pilot Crushtec International national sales manager Nicolan Govender explains:
“The product supplied was a conventional RM80 GO! fitted with an MS80 GO! screen as a factory fitted extra. The customer can now use a single compact machine to produce G4 and G5 material in quantities that previously required three different pieces of equipment; a jaw crusher, cone crusher and screen.”
Govender says the economic implications speak for themselves.
“A single power plant replicates the work previously done by three separate units which garners substantial savings in diesel consumption, maintenance and labour costs. Wear to internal components has also proved to be minimal.”
Flanders Quarry thought long and hard before making a long term commitment with the purchase of capital equipment.
“Being a fairly small company we decided to gain experience by hiring a variety of machines before taking the plunge ourselves. While it took over two years to finally make our decision we have absolutely no regrets about the outcome,” says managing director Karl Stott.
The Mount Edgcombe-based company has been active for nearly two years but the drive to seriously step up production came with the awarding of two major contracts to produce G4 G5 and G6 materials for bridge and civil construction.
It was originally in the market for a scalper, however Pilot Crushtec International’s advice was that its potential customer would be best served by a solution eliminating the need for a multi/crusher screen train. The state-of-the-art Rubble Master RM80 GO! was an obvious choice as the Austrian product, fitted with a screen, contains all three capabilities packaged within a single unit.
Following discussions with technical staff at the supplier’s Jet Park facility and a site visit to a local operator, the Pilot Crushtec International sales team arranged for truckloads of Flanders Quarry dolerite material to be processed by a RM80 GO! to G4 and G5 spec at one of their customer’s sites in Pietermaritzburg.
The quantity and quality of product demonstrated the power and cost effectiveness of modern day horizontal impact crushers, resulting in the immediate purchase of an RM80 GO!
“The machine is doing a great job producing more than 150 tonnes per hour on a 0-200mm decomposed dolerite,” says Govender. He adds that the MS80 GO! screen gives the ability to produce a range of products from G2 to G7 in accordance with COLTO and TRH14 specifications and the opening of the closed side setting on the screen saves significant wear on the crusher’s hammers.
Stott is very positive about his new supplier. “Pilot Crushtec International is a well established and progressive company with a strong service orientation. This extended to flying out a technical expert from the Rubble Master factory in Linz, Austria, to assist with the product set-up.
He is also upbeat about business prospects in the area.
“We are in the right place at the right time. There is an enormous amount of local development and our order book shows that we can look forward to the next couple of years with a great deal of enthusiasm. We believe the future business climate will favour small to medium sized companies like ourselves and the availability of products like the Rubble Master RM80 GO! allow us to be competitive in our field.”
Note to the editor: Pilot Crushtec International, South Africa’s leading supplier of mobile and semi-mobile crushing, screening, washing and materials handling equipment, has for more than two decades set industry benchmarks for product, technical and service excellence. Pilot Crushtec International continues to build and consolidate its business through the development of relationships with its customers in Asia, Australasia, Europe, India, the Middle East and southern Africa.
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