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Best mobile crusher for recycling concrete

Discussion in 'Crushers' started by CM1995, Aug 30, 2021.

  1. Landclearer

    Landclearer Senior Member

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    CM, we have been happy with ali of our Powerscreen stuff. They have great support and parts availability. One nice thing about Powerscreen is that is what they sell. Our Cat Dealer sells Metso or they used to, not sure. They could have cared less about them, same way with Peterson Pacific. I guess what I’m saying is a delayer that sells recycling stuff might focus more on that than a Cat Dealer.
     
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    I think that this is sage advice.
    LC please tell us more about how the hydraulic and rebar deflectors work.
     
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    CM1995 Super Moderator

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    Thought about that as well. Local dealer carries Peterson Pacific as well and from what I've heard the service and support is good. At this time I haven't met the dealer crusher specialist as I'm not ready to demo or buy at this time. I don't wear them out with endless questions and demo's unless I'm ready to buy.

    The Alabama dealer for Power Screen is located in KY. LC is your dealer Mid-Atlantic?
     
  4. Landclearer

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    DGODGR, I might be by the crusher tomorrow and if I am I will try to get a few pics.

    As For the hydraulic release it had two giant cylinders and if you say have a one foot chunk of concrete and you don’t know it but it has an eight inch chunk of steel in it that is an uncrushable. The hydraulics will dump and take the pressure off the jaw and hopefully it will dump onto the belt. Fortunately we have never had to use it in that manor. I have used to clean out the jaw. There are two buttons on the control panel that allow you to open and close the jaw crushing what is in the jaw.

    The rebar deflector is basically a piece of steel that you can run straight up and down or position it at an angle under the jaw so as a piece of rebar falls it is already heading to the back of the machine instead of straight down. If the rebar is straight up and down a piece of concrete falls on top of it and then you have two narrow belts.

    One last comment. Our crusher is not hydraulic It runs off of belts and basically a flywheel. This is much more fuel efficient. I think on hydraulic crushers you also have to change your hyd oil pretty often. Don’t quote me on that though.
     
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  5. Landclearer

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    CM yes our dealer is Powerscreen Mid Atlantic.

    Our Cat Dealer used to have a mechanic that was the Peterson guy. Awesome mechanic. He could diagnose most stuff over the phone but then they moved him to a different division and they said any Cat mechanic could work on Peterson’s. Not true lol. Then they made the Cat salesman sell the grinders. Most of them don’t know what end to put the logs in. They also had Metso and I think they took it away from them. Kinda said what happened to our dealer. They used to be great.
     
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    That sounds like a feature of the hydraulically adjustable jaw opening.
    That would be great if you can upload some pictures! Thanks!!

    I would think that the more distance that there is between the bottom of the jaw, and the belt, the rebar would be less of an issue.

    The PT330 had a hydraulically driven flywheel, which ran a belt to the jaw.
     
  7. Landclearer

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    DGODGR here are the pics of the release hydraulics and the rebar deflector. As you can see in the pic the piece if rebar that is crossed up in there. That is the beginning of a birds nest all you need is some wire lol. That will be taken out before we run. 1BA2398A-86D4-407E-8262-B7101A91290D.jpeg CB98B2ED-2BB4-49B8-857C-9DD08F1A1BE9.jpeg FDCE81E4-FE2E-45ED-92C6-97B3803FACAC.jpeg 573715CF-46C8-4CB7-85AF-8E112E4E0B7C.jpeg
     
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