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Recycling asphalt and tarmac
The company currently produces 2-3,000 tons of 6F2 or Type 1 each day from a variety of sources. The arisings mainly come from demolition work, with the materials consisting of demolition waste, reinforced concrete, bricks and 300mm lumps of asphalt. Much to Steve and his teams delight, even the latter has proved not to be a problem for the QJ341.
“I’ve used crushers from other manufacturers on asphalt and tarmac, and the QJ341 is the only jaw crusher I’ve experienced which will process it without problems. This is by its very nature sticky – especially when it melts in summer – with the hot conditions we experienced last summer being a case in point. Our previous crusher wouldn’t touch it and kept jumping the jaws. The QJ341 is simply able to be put into reverse and crushes as well as it does when set ‘forward’.
“We are the only company in the city (Stoke-on-Trent) with a crusher than is able to deal with asphalt and tarmac. This has meant that other demolition and road maintenance companies bringing their asphalt and tarmac to us for recycling. The Highways Agency is one of our regulars!”
Value for money
When push comes to shove, Steve believes he’s got what he paid for, plus more. “When we came to buy a new tracked jaw crusher the QJ341 wasn’t the most expensive we looked at, but it was by no means the cheapest either. However, I’d give it 100% for value for money with no hesitation. Pound for
pound it’s been an excellent investment, and the material it processes for us has paid dividends. “I would have no hesitation in recommending the QJ341 to anyone in the market for a tracked jaw crusher: one, for value for money, and two, for Sandvik service and after care. I am now 100% committed to Sandvik. I’m so impressed with both the company and QJ341 that I am actually in the process of buying a new one.” March 2019 - Issue 55
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