Modern Quarrying

A new range of small, mobile crushers and screens is about to represent a big opportunity for businesses to explore new opportunities in processing, especially in the areas of recycling and waste management.

The EvoQuip brand also represents a unique hire opportunity for entrepreneurs and plant hire companies where the machine may either become part of an existing fleet or provide owner-operators with an opportunity to undertake smaller-scale crushing and screening operations on customers’ own sites.

EvoQuip ELB

Distributed by ELB Equipment, the EvoQuip range is part of the Terex brand and extends from 3- to 19-t screens, complemented by crushers that range from 3,5- to 29-t. With the emphasis on mobility, the concept is to bring efficient crushing and screening operations to wherever they are needed.

According to Martin Conway, Terex international sales manager for EvoQuip, the company’s machines, developed within the space of the last decade, are compliant with emerging trends in numerous industries.

“For example, in the existing processing market the trend is for crushing operations to become smaller and operate on a just-in-time (JIT) principal where just enough is produced for immediate needs rather than stockpiling materials for future use. All too often big crushers and screens stand idle waiting for materials with obvious negative cost implications,” he says.

“By comparison, the small EvoQuip machines are less expensive to buy and to operate making many lower-yield types of operations feasible by considerably bringing down operating costs. That means it can give old operations a new lease of life or may even be feasible to be brought onto quarries to produce saleable products from by-products,” says Conway.

Perhaps the most exciting opportunities, however, is to take processing plants to customer’s sites. Whether it be processing of rocks at the site of road construction projects, the processing of demolition waste for reuse or processing of manure, compost, fertilisers or soils for agriculture

In addition, the relatively low overall cost of the equipment significantly lowers the entry level into a host of new industries and makes these more feasible for start-ups to process smaller quantities of materials profitably. Examples could include waste concrete recycling at precast and readymix concrete yards, processing of illegally dumped building materials on behalf of municipalities and supporting construction operations in remote areas using available resources, among others.

Typically, in Europe and elsewhere abroad, EvoQuip’s innovative machines are being used in just this type of application. They have established a foothold among small-scale aggregate producers, recyclers of materials at dumpsites, demolition experts, agricultural co-ops and building contractors who make use of onsite spoils to produce building materials.

Conway adds that EvoQuip machines are particularly useful in shared-type applications where a co-op of farmers or rural municipalities may purchase a machine and share it among themselves. This also makes the machines ideal for the plant hire industry where they can be used to open new avenues of business for hire companies.

“Imagine all the land that is wasted underneath piles of building rubble that can be accessed and opened with this type of machinery. Or the types of building projects that can be undertaken in rural areas where dams, mast-footings, roads and other necessary infrastructure can be accessed by 4x4 trucks or even hitched to an excavator and towed to remote sites where the available natural materials can be used – the possibilities are endless,” he says.

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