Marshall’s take new Warrior 2100
Marshalls Plc have recently invested in a new Warrior 2100, purchased via Blue Machinery Central to work at their various quarries throughout the North West.
Marshalls is one of the UK's leading hard landscaping manufacturers, and has been supplying innovative concrete products and premium natural stone to the construction, home improvement and landscape markets for almost 130 years. The group operates quarries and manufacturing sites throughout the UK and has a workforce in excess of 2,000 people.
Initially Marshalls took in a Warrior 2100 on demonstration to gauge its capabilities, throwing it into the deep end by tasking it to process problematic waste piles. ‘Scrapings up’ collected over the winter were set aside for a number of years before drying out over the summer. The mobile screen however made light work of this heavily mixed material, separating it out into -40mm, 40mm-100mm and +100mm. The <40mm was put through a wash plant to create a saleable, clean 40mm, 20mm and 10mm product as well as a grit sand and builders sand. The oversized was re-crushed before this also went through the wash plant. After just three days, the team at Marshalls saw the clear value of the machine and placed an order for the exact same specification.
The Warrior 2100 incorporates Powerscreen’s unique, proven Triple Shaft technology, synonymous with their heavy duty mobile screens. This innovative design ensures that the 16′ x 5′ screen box is ultra-efficient yet maintains a high level of throughput. The extreme screening acceleration means the Warrior 2100 is a class leader, particularly in sticky scalping applications, such as this one at Marshalls. Whilst Warrior 2100 mobile screen fits within the same transport envelope as other machines in the 16′ x 5′ class, it’s proved to outperform other single shaft 16′ x 5′ mobile screens.
This particular specification is fitted with fingers and a 40mm deck as well as chains to slow down any large oversized material. As you would expect from Powerscreen, there is also a focus on fuel efficiency with its low engine running speed.
The new machine has now been working for around three weeks, with the objective to clean up the overburden from the quarry, from which the primary material, sandstone, is being extracted. Previously there was a cost to Marshalls to move the overburden, however, not only is this cost now being saved, but the screen is also creating a saleable stone from the recycled overburden and hence turning a negative cost into a positive income generator. As there is thousands of tonnes to be processed, the machine will pay for itself in a very short period of time.
Commenting on the machine Site Manager, Ian Manley commented, “We were extremely impressed with the machine in demo and had no hesitation in placing the order. We are currently using a 50 tonne excavator to load the Warrior and we have had to turn the screen down as we couldn’t load it quickly enough”
The machine will work in its currently location before being moved around to deal with the overburden at various Marshalls quarries meaning its ease of operation and set up are also key benefits.