Blue Central supply machinery to assist with £192 Million Bypass
Blue Machinery Central have recently sold a Powerscreen Premiertrak 400 mobile jaw crusher and Warrior 1400X screen to Northbank Demolition, which have both been working on the new A556 bypass project in Manchester, connecting the M56 and M6 motorways.
Northbank Demolition offer a range of services in addition to demolition, including asbestos removal, plant hire and earthworks. The company has offices in both London and Manchester but covers the entirety of the UK through a team of over 60 employees. Northbank were brought in on the £192 million bypass project by Costain, the main contractor to undertake a number of tasks. One such task was dealing with the material which was removed from the ground to build the bypass as well as remediate surrounding land used in the construction process. This contract meant Northbank required additional equipment to their existing fleet to crush extracted tarmac, concrete and stone, plus screen this material so it can be reused in the project and be recycled for other construction developments.
The Premiertrak R400 mobile jaw crusher was ideal for Northbank Demolition as it can not only move easily around site due to its umbilical remote and track mobility, but also be effortlessly transported to different sites for the various contacts the company is undertaking at any one time. For this particular application, where the machine is cleaning up and recycling various materials, one of the key benefits is the excellent under crusher access, with the raising and lowering of the conveyor, to assist with the removal of any wire and rebar. As you would expect from this world leading crushing brand there is an aggressive crushing action with high swing jaw to encourage material entry in to the chamber. Crusher settings can also be adjusted via hydraulics and with the direct drive of the machine, it is highly economical.
The Warrior 1400X again perfectly suits Northbank’s business model due to its versatility, processing power and exceptional build quality. It has been designed with economy in mind, with reduced fuel consumption being achieved through a lower engine running speed of 1800rpm and enhanced hydraulics. While the screen media on the Northbank machine is Top Deck 50mm Fingers and 40mm Mesh on the Bottom Deck to provide a <40mm, 40-75mm and >75mm product, a variety of media solutions can be fitted meaning that the Warrior 1400X is extremely efficient in a range of applications.
Commenting on the new machines Paul Richards, Managing Manager at Northbank said, “We have great faith in the quality of Powerscreen equipment from previous experience. The other advantage on this particular contract is Blue Spares being very close by, so we could collect any parts within the hour.”
Martin Loughran, Blue Central’s Sales Manager also highlighted. “We have worked with the team and Northbank now for a number of years and they certainly know what kind of machine is required for their various contracts. It is testament to the quality of Powerscreen that it is the preferred brand for this fast growing business.”
The crusher and screen are working together processing the material that was both reused within the A556 project and hence saving costs, as well as being taken to a variety of other projects throughout the North West. Product created from the crushing and screening include a MOT Type 1, 6F2 and drainage stone. It is estimated that the new bypass stretches four miles and will carry more than 51,000 vehicles every day.