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Deck Screen or Trommel?

Discussion in 'Screen/Wash Plants' started by johndeere123, Apr 21, 2013.

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Which type of screen is more productive/profitable

  1. Trommel

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    12.5%
  2. Deck

    7 vote(s)
    87.5%
  1. johndeere123

    johndeere123 Well-Known Member

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    I have been looking at different types of screeners online for a while now, and cant seem to figure out what type is a better all around.
    If I was to buy one for doing topsoil and sand/clearstone production would a trommel or deck screener be more efficient and profitable?
    What size screener would you need to keep up with a 1 yard loader and a stacker taking away?
    I am not really in the market for one now, but am curious to what it would cost to set up a small scale plant.
     
  2. SPMiller

    SPMiller Senior Member

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    Are you working in wet sticky material?
     
  3. johndeere123

    johndeere123 Well-Known Member

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    Most of the time the material would be dry, but it will clump up if it gets too wet. I was thinking something that could do 50% gravel/sand and 50% Topsoil. Not mixing the material, but moving from pit to pit.
     
  4. Graham1

    Graham1 Senior Member

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    A lot depends how fussy you are. I think a trommel will provide a much better cut with less undersize getting through with the oversize, but they are more expensive to purchase. If the material is clumps when wet it will just all run off a deck screener as oversize. A trommel will give it a chance to break up, but you will need good brushes.
     
  5. johndeere123

    johndeere123 Well-Known Member

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    Will a trommel handle rock if i wanted to screen some sand and clear stone. Possibly rocks up to 6 inch?
     
  6. Turbo21835

    Turbo21835 Senior Member

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    Local outfit here screens their MDOT class II sand with a trommel. The sand in their area has field stone ranging from basketball size down to golfball size, the trommel seems to handle it just fine. You could also space your grizzly bars over the load hopper to reject larger items
     
  7. SPMiller

    SPMiller Senior Member

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    Incline Deck, Major Wire Flex Mat screens.

    You won't have any clogging or plugging, you'll be able to screen more and remain versatile.

    Trommels are for topsoil guys.


    Youre welcome.
     
  8. johndeere123

    johndeere123 Well-Known Member

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    Which style of screener is better? The orange one that has the material flow the length of the screen, or the white one that has the material flow across the screen?
    screen1.jpg screener 2.jpg
     
  9. grandpa

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    The white one.... reason being the material off the bucket is spread more evenly across the face of your screen cloth where as the orange one concentrate's the material more in one spot flooding that area of the screen and not using the edge's. :my2c