crushersPowerscreen, one of the world’s leading providers of mobile crushing and screening equipment, has delivered two new crushers to P&L Barton in northern England through its dealer Blue Central. The Powerscreen® XA400S and Powerscreen® 1000 Maxtrak join a fleet of excavators, dozers, tipper trucks, screening and crushing plants and other equipment operated by this family-run business.

P&L Barton is heavily involved in sea defence works and general civil engineering projects and has recently found the need to expand its crushing and screening capabilities to meet customer demand.

The Powerscreen XA400S mobile jaw crushing plant is designed and built for primary crushing in both recycling and quarrying applications, with an optimum output of 450 tonnes per hour.

Specifically developed for larger end users, the Powerscreen 1000 Maxtrak cone crusher can accept an ‘all in’ feed, thereby eliminating the need for pre-screening. The feed hopper is equipped with a level probe that maintains choke feeding of the cone crusher, improving cubical shape and increasing fines production for road-base applications.

The new machines are now at work in an Aggregate Industries quarry in Cumbria, where P&L Barton has been tasked with the quarry’s total material production. This involves loading and hauling the blasted material from the face to the processing area where the XA400S is crushing up to 3,000 tonnes a day. The XA400S is used to feed the 1000 Maxtrak which, in turn, feeds onto a triple deck screener to produce clean, separated aggregates stockpiles.

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