Aggregate, Processing and Recycling Ltd, (AGG-PRO) exclusive Central and Northern UK distributor for McCloskey mobile crushing and screening machines have recently supplied a J45 heavy duty mobile tracked recycling / primary jaw crusher to Oakfield Construction for duties within their Recycling Division.
Oakfield is divided into three divisions within the Construction, Plant and Transport and Recycling Industries. Oakfield Recycling is based at Wigwam Lane Industrial Park, Hucknall in Nottinghamshire where the new McCloskey J45 Tracked Jaw Crusher is employed on processing incoming waste feeds. These waste feeds originate from industry and the general public, mainly consisting of brick, concrete, tiles, tarmac and topsoil which the company process and recycle into end products. These end products include 6f2, hard-core, type 1 consisting of concrete and tarmac, road planings, fill sand and topsoil and various size gravels which are then sold back to either industry or the general public, or used for Oakfield projects.
With a company ethos of maintaining and operating ‘state-of-the-art’ equipment, Oakfield made the decision to replace their three year old McCloskey J50. Several competitors’ machines were demonstrated but a long established relationship with AGG-PRO and a very successful demonstration made it a straightforward decision to choose the J45.
Gary Harby – Oakfield Site Manager, commented, “The decision was easy to make, the McCloskey J45 processed wet materials with ease and the machine design was superb. It also has the added benefit of the pre-screen which has increased our production considerably, it’s just brilliant! As we do a lot of type 1 we fitted 50mm meshes in the pre-screen which provides 50mm down off the side conveyor before it even goes in the jaw. Therefore we mix that back in with the finished product which limits wear and tear and increases production. It also gives us the option of producing a saleable product from the feed material before crushing.”
Oakfield operate a very busy site which is open 5 ½ days per week with the operation processing up to 75,000 tonnes per annum. The new McCloskey J45 spearheads the crushing and screening operation currently processing 200tph depending on material feed.
Gary, further commented, “We’ve known AGG-PRO and the McCloskey product for some time. They have always listened to us and have provided us with a machine that does the job. When we started to look for a new machine we looked at build quality and the residual value in three years’ time; also the machine doesn’t rely on a computer which is so much better. McCloskey ticked all the right boxes, it was a simple decision!”
J45 Heavy Duty Mobile Jaw Crusher
The J45 high capacity jaw crusher supplied to Oakfield features a true 45” x 27” jaw, with both level and load sensors to ensure the most efficient material handling across applications. Measuring 14.85’ x 7.75’ the J45 hopper boasts close to 9 cubic yards (6.8m3) capacity. A powerhouse of productivity, the J45 combines a robust single toggle jaw with an independent pre-screen option also available for the feeder.
The J45 jaw crusher also incorporates a large gap between the crusher discharge and the main conveyor feed boot to eliminate bottlenecks and bridging. Easy to move from site to site, the J45 crusher can be operational in a matter of minutes utilising its folding hoppers and conveyors. Quite simply the J45 is a rugged and versatile machine that offers the field-tested reliability required for the toughest projects around the globe.
A professional parts and service package
Geoff Caves – MD of AGG-PRO, commented, “The McCloskey J45 supplied to Oakfield is ideal for their requirements. We have every confidence that it will provide excellent productivity and reliability that will be comprehensively backed by our professional parts and service package.”
AGG-PRO has an accumulation of over thirty years of experience in the construction industry. This experience has been gained from design, manufacture, sales and servicing of all types of construction equipment, specializing in crushing and screening equipment.
Employing all their own fully trained service staff within an 18,000 sq. ft. workshop facility complete with all the necessary equipment to service, or if necessary manufacture new parts at their Tamworth site, AGG-PRO maintain full control of their staff and facilities allowing the company to operate at maximum efficiency, offering a total after sales service package.
Gary commented, “We have always been very happy with the backup provided by AGG-PRO. This is our fourth machine and the experience has always been positive; they provide us with regular servicing which keeps our downtime to a minimum. They have looked after us for some time and we have full confidence in them.”